Why Is Mike's Ranger Not Warming up Properly?

12.06.2016

Mike's '92 Ford Ranger needed a thermostat, so the parts guy sold him one from a '75 Ford Pinto. It fits, but is it the reason the truck still won't warm up?

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There Is a Reason This Car Only Cost $5

12.01.2016

Sarah's son bought a stalling Nissan at a bargain price. Can he find the right repair to keep it a bargain?

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Did Dealer Lie about Replaced Hydraulic Lifters?

11.29.2016

Don got a bill for $3751 and he's not sure the work was done. If the lifters weren't fitted, how can he ensure his claim isn't aquitted?

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Does That Piece of Plastic Serve a Purpose?

11.24.2016

Alex removed the plastic panel just behind his front bumper after it started dragging. Does it do something vital, or can he just soldier on without it?

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Where Have the Small Pickups Gone?

11.22.2016

Gary needs a truck that's not a behemoth. He asks if smaller, more basic trucks are even made anymore?

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Can A Different Climate Cause Car Problems?

11.17.2016

After a bad experience when he shipped a truck to another climate, Jackson asks whether to risk it again. 

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The Case of the Reluctant Renegade

11.15.2016

Ken's 2015 Jeep Renegade hesitates before accelerating. His dealer says "they all do that" but is Ken being sold a load of horsefeathers?

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Coasting Downhill in Neutral -- Bonus or Boooogus?

11.10.2016

Ted wants to know if coasting down a hill in neutral saves wear and tear, and gas. 

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What to Do When You Need an Octane in Between?

11.08.2016

Dave needs an octane in between what's offered at the pump. Should he become an impromptu mixologist when filling up?

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Do Batteries Need Distilled Water?

11.03.2016

Joe wants to know if batteries need distilled water to thrive, or if good old tap water will do the trick.

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Swollen Lug Nuts Are Driving Tim Nuts

11.01.2016

How do lug nuts swell, and what's the cure for this problem?

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The Best Way to Tell a Shop about a Problem

10.27.2016

Tom's Tacoma has a problem that only happens in specific conditions. What's the best way to convey this to his mechanic?

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Reader Seeks Ray's Approval on the Latest Chrysler Family Hauler

10.25.2016

Will Deborah be happy with the new Pacifica? Ray chimes in with his own Chrysler minivan experience.

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Caring For a Truck That Sits

10.20.2016

Mike has a pickup that spends a lot of time sitting--when it's not being borrowed. What's the best way to maintain a truck that doesn't rack up the miles?

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When the Car Tells You It's Time to Trade, Listen

10.18.2016

Is that little whisper saying "fix me" or "trade me"? Here's one story where the message is clear.

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