Despite the title of this column every week, the Car Doctor occasionally gets questions of a marine nature.
Especially with older cars featuring high-lift camshafts, braking problems have a lot less to do with the brakes than you’d think.
Our Civic owner has a two-part question, the second half of which transforms the humble Car Doctor into the Brain Doctor.
Ordinarily, the 2001 Acura TL generated 255hp from its 3.2-liter V-6. In our reader’s case, he’s nowhere near that. What’s the problem?
The best way to find out what’s wrong with your car is to diagnose the problem, rather than just throwing random parts at it. Good thing John Paul jumped in before an unnecessary head gasket replacement still didn’t fix the problem.
Usually when someone tells you their car stinks, it’s a reflection on its abilities as a daily driver. This time it’s more literal.
Our reader hits AAA Car Doctor John Paul with a question on the weird brake calipers on a Malibu Hybrid.
This week, Car Doctor John Paul fields a question about a Service Engine light illuminated on the dash of a Toyota Camry from the Clinton Era:
Now that most of the country is in the depths of winter, heat issues are a constant question for AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul. Sometimes heat problems can be expensive to fix. This one’s cheap and easy: