Diagnostic codes from the OBD-II system are a valuable tool for determining what may be wrong with your car, but they’re just a starting point, says AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul.
Summer’s here and so are air conditioning woes. Usually it’s a failure to cool at all, but this driver is complaining that all the cool air is aimed his passenger.
Remote door locks are pretty much a standard feature these days, but their convenience leaves your car vulnerable to break-ins. Car Doctor John Paul has some security suggestions.
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.
AAA Car Doctor John Paul references his own legendary frugality in this response to a Hyundai Santa Fe owner. We’re pretty sure he still hasn’t spent his communion money.
There are a lot of times when you should just leave well enough alone. This sounds like one of them to AAA Car Doctor John Paul: