A couple of years ago, we had a mechanic tell us: “I don’t work on cars older than I am.” This week, AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul sings the praises of decades of experience with an older car.
Intermittent starting issues are the worst. They’re hard to diagnose, and the process can leave both owners and mechanics frustrated with each other. AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul offers some advice:
Nothing fills a car owner with greater dread than a noisy valvetrain, and the dollar signs required to fix it. AAA’s John Paul provides some solutions.
This week, AAA Car Doctor John Paul fields a question about a timing belt that failed just months after replacement. Who’s at fault, the car owner or the shop?
CD players are becoming an endangered species in new cars, but in cars from the 2000s, CD players were the primary source of music. What happens whens yours eventually goes on the fritz? AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul has a solution.
State safety inspections require that your reverse lights come on when you shift into reverse. This 2006 Toyota Tacoma owner’s stopped working, and the proposed solution involved a lot more than he bargained for.
If you were in a Hollywood action movie and your 2013 Nissan Titan started ticking, you’d roll out the door and let it crash off a bridge. Car Doctor John Paul has a better solution.
Are the power windows acting up in your Toyota after a dead battery? AAA’s John Paul has a quick and easy solution.
The sad truth about mechanical devices is that sometimes you get a bad one. But sometimes they last 240,000 miles and John Paul has to be diplomatic.