Should Parking Brake Use Be a Habit?

07.04.2013

Kimi and her husband just bought a car with manual transmission for their son. They disagree about when it's necessary to set the parking brake so they've turned to Tom and Ray to settle the question. Tom offers this life advice: Floss your teeth, call your mother once a week and use your parking brake. 

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Today: CV Transmissions

07.02.2013

Pete's considering buying a new Honda but he's curious about the CV transmission. He's driven manuals and automatics for the last 50 years and isn't sure he's ready for something new. Tom and Ray explain how CVTs work, and encourage Pete to go for a test drive. 

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Car Advice: 70th Birthday Wheels

06.27.2013

Ann is turning 70 in a few years and she's looking forward to it already. But she needs Tom and Ray's advice--she's buying a convertible as a gift to herself and isn't sure what to get. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend for the cross-country road trip she's planning, right here.

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Today: Can Megan Beat the Birds?

06.25.2013

Megan's Ford Focus is a target for all the neighborhood birds, and she's tired of washing the car every week. How can she get the birds to do their business elsewhere? Read Tom and Ray's suggestions right here.  

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Boneheaded Mistakes: Gas Tank Edition

06.20.2013

Bob accidentally dropped a rubber stopper into his gas tank. How much will this boneheaded mistake end up costing him? Tom and Ray say he's in luck! Find out why, right here.

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Dangerous Stuff First, Expensive Stuff Second

06.18.2013

That's Tom and Ray's advice for Bob, who's car has been making strange thumps and jolts when he parks. It sounds like bad news for Bob's wallet. Find out what Tom and Ray think could be causing it, right here. 

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Click and Clack, Marriage Counselors

06.13.2013

Cat needs Tom and Ray to settle a dispute that she and her husband are having about the parking brake. She sets the brake when the car is already in park; he applies the brake, then shifts to park. What's the right way to do it? And can this marriage survive? Find out what Tom and Ray think, right here.

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Today: Help Dave Choose a New Car

06.11.2013

Dave is buying a new car and he needs something that is good for daily commuting, but one that can also occasionally tow a pair of Jet Skis. Tom and Ray think there are several vehicles that can handle both situations. Find out what they recommend, right here.

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Today: Help Dave Choose a New Car

06.10.2013

Dave is buying a new car and he needs something that is good for daily commuting, but one that can also occasionally tow a pair of Jet Skis. Tom and Ray think there are several vehicles that can handle both situations. Find out what they recommend, right here.

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I Dream of Timing Belts?

06.06.2013

Today: Is Kate's father visiting her from beyond the grave to remind her to get her car serviced? Tom and Ray analyze Kate's recent dream and offer advice about when to change a timing belt, right here. 

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Paging Miss Manners: Parking Etiquette

06.04.2013

Duane wants Tom and Ray's advice for how to stop his neighbor from parking in front of his house on the "technically" public street. Tom and Ray offer some tips for successful neighborly negotiations. Who's the jerk in this situation? Read Tom and Ray's advice and tell us what you think. 

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Today: Lightning vs. Town Car

05.30.2013

Shannon suspects that her uncle's car was struck by lightning because after a recent thunderstorm, the headlights refused to turn off. Tom and Ray explain what she can look for to confirm her diagnosis, and what kind of repairs her uncle can expect. 

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Today: Is Bill's Dealer Charging Too Much?

05.28.2013

Bill's Subaru needs a new timing belt, and the dealer is asking twice what his local mechanic wants for the job. Tom and Ray say there may be more to this story than meets the eye. 

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Today: Richard's Smooth Ride

05.23.2013

Richard says the ride in his Lexus is not quite smooth enough, so he makes a practice of driving with underinflated tires. His brother says this is dangerous! Tom and Ray side with Richard's brother. Find out why, right here. 

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Is Favorite Safe Car Post-Collision?

05.21.2013

Phil's Honda Fit was sandwiched between a big Jeep and an even bigger mini-van during a recent rear-end collision. The insurance repaired the car but Phil wonders if they should be worried.
Find out how Tom and Ray would check for structural damage, right here.

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