Ray Magliozzi

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Upset business woman talking on the phone

Diagnosing Voltage Issue May Require a Process of Elimination

My father is a diesel mechanic but works a swing shift afterward, so he doesn't have much time to help me fix my '97 Honda Civic. The lights on the Ci ...

Windshield wet from the rain

Take a Trip to the Car Wash to Test Weatherstripping Issue

I bought a 2020 Subaru Outback in October 2020. Since day one, after a normal rain, there is water on the bottom door sills of all four doors.

Mechanic changing a tire

Car Modifications Can Bring Some Unexpected Results

My son owns a 2019 Subaru WRX that he loves to modify. His first modifications included replacing his stock wheels with premium wheels with wide tires ...

Young woman inside a new car

Learning to Drive a Stick Shift May Require a Shift in Teachers

My husband has a 2012 Ford Focus with a manual transmission. I have tried to drive this car, but not only am I not very good at it, he has no patience ...

Car radiator is in overheat and exploded

'Peanut Butter' Gumming Up Camry Could be a Sticky Situation

My 2015 V6 Toyota Camry has a substance that the mechanics can only describe as "peanut butter" gumming up my heater core, coolant system and now the ...

Checking oil level of the vehicle

When It Comes to Oil Changes, Miles Count More Than Months

I have a 2001 Ford F-150 with 143,000 miles on it that is in excellent shape. When I purchased it, I also bought the "lifetime oil change plan" for $3 ...

Man changing oil of the car

Where There's Smoke, There Isn't Always a Four-Alarm BMW Repair

I drive a 2013 BMW X3. It's been an excellent car, perhaps the best I've ever owned.

Back view of happy black businessman driving car

Don't Stick With a Stick to Unlock Versa Shift Interlock

My 2015 Nissan Versa has a shifting problem. I can only get it out of park when I stick a stick through the shift lock.

Man changing car tire and wheel

The Tweel -- Terrible Name for an Interesting Concept

What would you recommend for puncture-resistant tires? I keep hoping for something like Tweels to come out.

Fill cap of the fuel tank of a ca

Common Cause of Pressure Loss is Also The Simplest to Fix

My 2013 Subaru Outback recently freaked me out! Just out of the driveway, I noticed the "check engine" light was on, and the brake and cruise control ...

Automobile starter battery problem in winter cold weather

Lucky Break -- Hopefully -- After a Jumper Cable Mishap

Several weeks ago, I was waiting in a parking lot and I was asked if I had any jumper cables. I did. The guy who asked said an approaching pickup truc ...

Off road car in mountains. SUV with dirty wheel

To Address Clutch Issue, Start With The Primary

I'm one of the 11 people in America who still prefer a manual transmission. My 2002 Silverado 2500HD has an 8.1-liter gas engine and six-speed ZF manu ...

Car flat tire on road

The Price is Right for Tire Pressure Sensor Battery Replacement

Do tire pressure sensors use individual batteries (that may last only 10 years) rather than the car's electrical system? Could such a battery replacem ...

Close Up Of Carburettor Of Classic Car

Leaking Carburetor May Be to Blame for Disappearing Gasoline

I have a 1957 Chevy Nomad with a small block V8, performance intake and carburetor, etc. If I don't start it for a couple weeks, it seems like the gas ...

Mechanic fixing an engine

Read the Owner's Manual Before Heading to the Auto Parts Store

After six and a half years of driving my 2015 Audi A4, I decided to replace the battery. I got a replacement battery at my local auto parts store and ...

A street scene on a rainy night with car on road, reflections and bokeh effect

Canada Makes Moves to Stop 'Phantom Vehicles'

I had a scary experience last night. I borrowed my friend's car for an errand, got in the car and drove away.

The cat sits infront of a car wheel

No Clear Connection Between Soy-Coated Wiring and Rodents

Our daughter recently bought a used Toyota Highlander. Not one week after she took it home, the engine light came on.

Close up image of a wheel in snow

When Should You Replace Your Brakes? It Depends on Usage

I have a 2014 Nissan Altima with 74,000 miles that I bought new. The miles are 90% highway miles on cruise control. I don't drive in rush-hour type tr ...

Day traffic traffic jam in the city on the highway cars / transport concept, city traffic metropolis view landscape

EV Drivers Can Be Smug But Not Carefree

I want to know if I'm justified in feeling smug. I have a hybrid that has a full electric vehicle mode.

Bumper from 4x4 SUV with mountain and sunset in the background

Simple Test Checks for Misfiring Spark Plug

I bought a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser last year. A "code PO306" for "cylinder six misfire" was found by the local Toyota dealer.

Ray and Tom at the Shop

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