Today: Can Richard Make His Son Slow Down?

06.26.2012

Richard's son drives too fast. With speeding tickets, fast starts and sudden braking, Richard is worried that he may be doing permanent damage to the car. Tom and Ray agree, but will they help him out? After all, they need customers like Richard's son--how else could mechanics make their boat payments each month? 

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Today: Which Car Is Safer For Winter Driving?

06.21.2012

Angela has her eye on a new Subaru Impreza but her husband thinks that her older Jeep Cherokee's size makes it a safer bet for winter driving. Can Tom and Ray resolve this marital dispute? 

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Today: Annie's New Husband Is Running On Empty

06.19.2012

Annie's soon-to-be husband is perfect except for one unnerving habit: he refuses to fill up before the gas light comes on. Annie has heard that coasting into the station on fumes can be bad for the fuel pump. Can Tom and Ray help her make her case? 

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Today: Synthetic Oil Myths

06.14.2012

Richard is considering switching to synthetic oil but the sales clerk warned him that once he goes synthetic, he'll damage his engine if he tries to go back to regular or even blended oil. Tom and Ray think this is a bunch of baloney. Read their highly plausible explaination right here. 

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John's Electric Car Road Trip: Bogus or Brilliant?

06.12.2012

John has an idea to help fully electric cars go the distance on road trips: pack your own generator. Will this actualy work, or will Tom and Ray send him back to the drawing board?

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Is Mouse Eviction a Mechanic's Job?

06.07.2012

Sam's mechanic spotted a mouse nest inside his engine during an oil change. Sam was surprised to find the nest still intact when he picked up his van after the service. Should the mechanic have removed the nest? Tom and Ray weigh in on rodent eviction and more, right here.

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Today: Did Craig's Nissan Dealer Bait and Switch?

06.05.2012

Craig's dealer offered him a lifetime of free oil changes for his new Nissan Juke. But when he showed up for the first oil change, it turned out not to be quite as "free" as advertised. How would Tom and Ray handle this slippery dealer? 

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Birthday Gifts for the VWBus-Obsessed

05.31.2012

Carlin needs Tom and Ray's help choosing a gift for her boyfriend who will turn 40 this year. The birthday boy has a '71 VW Bus that needs repair and she wants to give something that will help with that project. Can Tom and Ray think of the perfect present?

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Today: What's the Resale Value of Discontinued Cars?

05.29.2012

Kaelin wants to buy a Honda Element, but is worried that it will be hard to resell since Honda discontinued the model. Tom and Ray think the Element is the perfect choice for her. Can they convince her to stop treating this car like an investment?

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Hailstorm Dents: Is This Repair Necessary?

05.24.2012

A hailstorm dented Dan's family cars. The repairs are covered by his insurance company, but Dan wants Tom and Ray's blessing to keep the dents and use the money for something else. Can dents be dangerous, or is this repair optional? 

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What Caused Kathi's Surprise Breakdown?

05.22.2012

Kathi's used Honda Civic just experienced a major breakdown, and neither Kathi's mechanic nor the the previous owner's mechanic is willing to accept the blame. Can she get one of them to 'fess up? 

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Today: Cheap Sales Tactic for Prius Tires?

05.17.2012

George's Prius needs low-rolling-resistance tires, and his Toyota dealer insists buying the tires from anywhere esle would compromise his gas mileage. Is his dealer full of you-know-what? Find out, and learn more than you ever wanted to know about these special tires.

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Tractor Talk? Will Needs Help With His Vintage Tractor

05.15.2012

Will's 1945 Farmall-A tractor stalls on hills and he wants to figure out why. Tom and Ray admit to knowing nothing about tractors, but not knowing the answer has never stopped them before! Is Will about to get subjected to some totally bogus theories, or can Tom and Ray pull it off this time?

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Today: Mechanic-Approved Thank You Gifts

05.11.2012

Mary's mechanic is helping her sell her used Subaru and she wants to do something to show her appreciation. Tom and Ray recommend mechanic-approved thank-you gifts.

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Today: Can Robert Trust His VW Dealer?

05.09.2012

Robert's wife narrowly avoided an accident caused by the negligence of their Volkswagon dealer. Even though the dealer 'fessed up and claims to have fixed the problem with the Passat, she's still skittish. Can they trust that the dealer got it right this time?  

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