You go to a mechanic for good advice, but sometimes, the advice is so bad it’s almost criminal. That’s the case with the owner of this 2015 Toyota Avalon.
When you spend good money with an automotive shop, you expect better diagnosis of an issue than just a guess.
Electrical systems can be finicky and sometimes just replacing parts isn’t enough to diagnose this issue. Car Doctor John Paul has some advice:
This isn’t what you’re thinking. Read on. Q. When I purchased my 2010 Malibu LTZ, I paid the dealer to have a protective plastic film [Ed. Known in the industry as a “car bra”] installed on the hood, as well as the side mirrors and front bumper. Unfortunately, now that the car is almost 10 […]
John Paul answers a question from the olden days, when your phone hung on the wall and you had to walk 18 feet across carpet just to change the channel.
Sometimes a good deal is a pretty bad deal in the long run, like this ’07 Navigator that’s throwing a lot of scary sounding codes. Q. I recently purchased a 2007 Lincoln Navigator in what I thought was in really good shape at a smoking good deal. The after having it for a bit, engine […]
Yeah, replacing a timing chain tensioner on a Jaguar XK8 is going to be expensive, but look on the bright side: It’s not as expensive as the transmission that’s going to fail about 22,000 miles from now.
Occam’s Razor is the problem solving principle that suggests the simplest solution is most likely the right one. That’s true in detective work as well as figuring out why your old Corvette won’t run.
Subaru in particular has had battery discharge issues over the last few years, but this is a problem that’s coming up with more and more cars, now that the electrical system is under such high demand.