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.
In a Facebook discussion the other day, a friend of a friend made the following comment: “I don’t really want an old car……I can’t imagine the upkeep.” Over the last year, I’ve been using my 1978 Chevrolet Blazer as regular transportation. This morning, for the first time, it had a mechanical issue. Here’s how it […]
Over the years, the “Craftsman” name has been synonymous with hand tool quality. Recent developments, though, have challenged that perception in a big way. If you’re looking to build a comprehensive starter set for the DIY’er in your life, is Craftsman still the way to go?
If fuel mileage ratings on vehicles you are shopping for seem a bit low, it is no accident.
This week, we spent some time evaluating the 2016 Ford Explorer, which we’ll be reviewing shortly. It’s a terrific vehicle, but on a rainy, cold commute from Portland, Maine, the tires — with just over 10,000 miles and loads of room before they hit the wear bars — simply would not grip the road surface. […]
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.
You hear, “They don’t make ’em like that anymore” a lot when you drive a vintage car, but it’s especially true when you drive an orphan car – a car from a brand that no longer exists. They’ll build Fords as long as they build cars, but they no longer make Oldsmobiles. We’ve got 10 that […]
Over at the Car Talk Communities, member “gudenteit” has a greasy problem he’s looking to solve, after his granddaughter tried to help clean his windshield:
Tonight is one of the most likely days of the year for your car to be vandalized. Trick-or treaters will ply our streets for candy. A very small percentage may also have some random mischief in mind. Here’s what to do if your car is targeted.