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.
It’s graduation season, and a lot of former students are looking for their first car. When the time comes for you to buy your first car, here are tips that will help you put the right car in your driveway.
It seems like everyone you know has a kid graduating from college, and their parents are thinking about ways to provide them transportation. If you follow everyone else’s advice, though, you’re into a car for $25k or more. That’s nuts. You can buy a safe, cool, fun, reliable used car for your recent college grad […]
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.
Automotive leasing has been an alternative to purchasing since the early 1950s, but if we can judge from the calls we get regularly on WBZ-AM1030’s Jay Talking program, 70 years later, we still don’t have a handle on how leasing works. Callers have a lot of questions about the process, especially what happens when the […]
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.
It might be tempting to run out and buy a new car at this time of the year, but delaying your purchase by a few weeks could save you some money. Sometimes it’s not an option because your old clunker simply gives up, but if you can plan, then make sure you walk into the […]
As we’ve mentioned several times in the last few weeks, Americans have abandoned the sedan and have pledged their love to the crossover, an amalgam of the best features of both sedans and traditional SUVs. The trouble for many of us, though, is that $20,000 to start, for a 2WD, bare-bones economy crossover is a […]