Should Maryann's Daughter Buy an Old VW Bug?

01.25.2012

Maryann's daughter wants an old VW Bug but Maryann is worried about their safety record. Can Tom and Ray convince her daughter that it's a terrible idea?

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Who Should Fix Todd's Camry?

01.20.2012

Todd's Toyota Camry is leaking fluid but the dealer says it's no big deal. Should they fix it anyway?

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Who Should Fix Todd's Camry?

01.19.2012

Todd's Toyota Camry is leaking fluid from the struts. It's not dangerous, but Tom and Ray think his dealer should repair it anyway. 

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Today: To Tow or Not to Tow

01.18.2012

Bill is helping his son with a cross-country move. Should he rent a truck or a trailer?

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Instant Studded Tires: Brilliant or Bogus?

01.12.2012

Wolfgang has an idea! Will it make him rich or will Tom and Ray tell him it's bogus?

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Today: What's wrong with Marsha's Camry?

01.10.2012

Marsha's Toyota Camry has never been in an accident, but her mechanic says the motor mounts are bad. Is he right?

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Today: The Cutlass Supreme and What Might Have Been

01.05.2012

James regrets giving up his baby, a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, that was having transmission issues.  Was he crazy to let it go?

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Today: This Mazda Miata is making my wife sick!

01.03.2012

Pedro just purchased a "fun to drive" convertible that gives his wife motion sickness when she rides with him. Is there anything he can do to soften up the ride for passengers?

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Today: Plugs, patches or new tires?

12.29.2011

Bill has had three flat tires in less than twenty-four hours and suspects there may be more flats in his future. Can he safely repair his tires using plugs or patches, or is he going to need to invest in new tires every few weeks?

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Could driving a vehicle at higher RPMs be more efficient?

12.27.2011

Marie and her buddy both love to drive manual transmission vehicles, but their driving styles couldn't be more different. Which one of them is getting better gas mileage?

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Is gliding on ice in neutral ever a good idea?

12.22.2011

Which is better when driving down icy hills: freewheeling in neutral, or driving slowly in a low gear? Tom and Ray are called in to settle this lifelong argument between Carol and her husband.

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Today: The Case of the Missing Fuel Cap Flap

12.20.2011

Kate tries to get to the bottom of the "check fuel cap" light that keeps appearing on her dash. Is she looking at a costly visit to the dealer?

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Is switching oils a big deal?

12.15.2011

Mary's been driving around with an accidental mixture of regular and synthetic oil in her car for 3,000 miles.  Mistake?

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Can a dented fuel tank's gas gauge be reading correctly?

12.13.2011

Joey wants to know if the fuel gauge on his daughter's '98 Honda Civic could be damaged after he accidentally dented her fuel tank -- while replacing her car's rear brake shoes!

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How do I sell a car for parts?

12.08.2011

Barbara gave the rear of her 1998 Plymouth Voyager Minivan a huge wedgie by backing into a cement post, but the engine is still in good shape. How should she go about selling this car for parts?

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