This week, AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul diagnoses a heating and air conditioning issue that only crops up after the car goes through the car wash.
A friend of ours once said “You can’t give a haircut over the phone,” commenting on how hard it is to provide good diagnostics remotely. But that’s what this dad did with his daughter, and they got their issue about 90 percent solved. Car Doc John Paul gets them the rest of the way home.
Car owners are mystified by Xenon headlamps, but anyone with rudimentary skills and a few tools can replace them for around $25 each.
In Latin, it’s called post hoc ergo propter hoc: a faulty assumption that because there is a correlation between two variables that one caused the other. Is our Lexus owner’s problem caused by swapping the battery, or are the two items completely unrelated?
If you’re driving a late Subaru Outback, you may be plagued with battery issues if you park your car for more than a day or so. John Paul looks into solutions.
There are times when you stare at the engine and think “What kind of idiot designed that?” That’s the initial impression of the spark plug locations on the Chrysler PT Cruiser. Yet, our intrepid expert John Paul has some advice to make it easier.
Not all Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems are equal, and TPMS sensors from the early days of pressure monitoring are causing some significant issues today.
Used to be that odometers were mechanical and pretty reliable. Now that they’re electronic, they can be problematic, especially at sale time. Luckily, AAA’s Car Doctor has a solution and it’s pretty easy.
Anti-lock brakes have been in widespread use for 25 years now. It’s about time we all figured out how to fix them.