The other day, Car Doctor John Paul suggested that a leafblower was a good tool for tracking down air leaks. Today, he heads back to the shed to see what other implements he can use to diagnose problems.
If there’s anything you should know about Car Doctor John Paul it’s that the man is frugal. Why spend money on ultrasonic leak detectors to find an annoying whistle when you have a perfectly good leafblower right in your shed?
When your car starts doing a the Hipshake Shimmy at highway speed, it’s typically the fault of bad tires, steering or suspension components. But it can be transmission related, and might not be all that expensive to remedy.
A slight oil leak can be maddening to locate. Car Doctor John Paul suggests you can find the problem in the medicine cabinet. Ooookayyy…
Depending on temperature, insect infestation or disease, a pine tree can generate excess sap that makes a mess of your car’s finish. Here’s how to tackle it.
Carl Sagan said “There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.” John Paul’s correspondent this week has a cry to understand just why his windshield looks like it was smeared with […]
Considering that a modern battery runs about $150, and a cable costs about $12, replacing a battery and/or a starter before testing the battery cables can be a costly lesson in diagnostics.
If your engine’s running rough, you may have an issue with carbon buildup. Car Doctor John Paul has a few answers before you go spending big money.
Black plastic trim eventually fades to a chalky gray in a few years. Car Doctor John Paul has a few conventional, and less conventional, methods of getting it back to black.