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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Ron's Leaving His Wife -- For His Cars

05.03.2012

Ron's wife gave him an ultimatum: her or the antique car collection. After 5 seconds of soul searching, Ron chose the cars. Can Tom and Ray save this marriage? (And why should they bother?)

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The End is Near for Paul's Ford Taurus

05.01.2012

Paul's Ford Taurus is about to kick the bucket and he and his girfriend want a prognosis. Can Tom and Ray break the bad news gently? 

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Creative Ideas for Feeding Your Teenage Boy

04.26.2012

This mom is spending a fortune keeping her hugnry teenage son in after-school snacks. She wants Tom and Ray's opinion on a car-cuisine idea that's so crazy it just might work. 

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Another Clutch Bites the Dust in Mark's Kia

04.24.2012

Mark's Kia has burned through three clutches in eight months. Mark swears he knows how to drive. Is there something wrong with his car?

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Patrick's Audi Failed Inspection: Should He Sell?

04.19.2012

Patrick's 2001 Audi needs a new catalytic converter but the cost of the repair nearly equals the value of the car. Tom and Ray think it might be worth it to fix the car in this case. Find out why right here.

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Who's Setting Lisa's Clock Forward?

04.17.2012

The clock in LIsa's Volvo is chronically fast. Is someone trying to send her a message about punctuality, or does she need to make a trip to the dealer for a new clock?

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Is Gentle Braking Better?

04.12.2012

Mary always brakes gradually because she thinks this saves wear and tear on the car. Her daughter wonders why she bothers. Who's right?

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Did Randy Get Ripped Off?

04.10.2012

Randy's mechanic charged him for three times for three separate diagnostic scans in one trip to the shop. Is this dishonest or just bad customer service?

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Today: Why a Dog Shouldn't Be Your Co-Pilot

04.09.2012

Who's training who? Yvonne's son's 60-pound golden retreiver loves to ride in the front passenger seat, but Tom and Ray think this is a bad idea. Find out why right here.

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Tom and Ray Explain Dual Exhaust

04.03.2012

Gary likes the look of cars and trucks with chrome dual exhaust but he wonders if those doublle tail pipes are really doing anything or are just for show.

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How To Downshift In a Prius

03.30.2012

Susan rented a Prius for vacation but never figured out how to shift into lower gear. And, the brakes didn't overheat, even when she took it down some steep, mountain roads. Can Tom and Ray explain why?

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Today: Do Zip Ties Come Standard?

03.28.2012

Dorothy's mechanic replaced her fuel-injector clips with zip ties and claims that this is a "standard practice". Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

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Should Marissa Worry About Pine Needles?

03.22.2012

During her last oil refill, Marissa got a suprirse engine additive- pine needles. Should she be worried or just sit back and enjoy the piney fresh scent?

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