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.
Unlike the chicken salad in your refrigerator, motor oil doesn’t go bad. But there’s a reason not to use motor oil that has been hanging around since Nixon was in office.
Cop cars like the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor are pretty stout, but as Car Doctor John Paul notes, all the basic maintenance requirements still apply.
Nobody expects their sparkplug to just fall out, but it happens from time to time, even in normally running vehicles. John Paul provides some advice on how to fix it and how to keep it from happening again.
The prospect of either rounding off a bolt head or worse, snapping one off, is enough to keep a lot of people from messing around under the hood of their car. Car Doctor John Paul has some advice.
Water in the cabin is a major disaster. Not only can it leave the car smelling musty and gross, it can rot the floors out in record time. Car Doctor John Paul has some advice for this 2010 Cadillac SRX owner.
Mice in the car can be more that just an annoyance. They can cause thousands in damage when they chew away the insulation on wiring.
As John Paul diagnoses with this 2011 Volkswagen Golf, there are no coincidences when it comes to diagnosing electrical problems.