Our Civic owner has a two-part question, the second half of which transforms the humble Car Doctor into the Brain Doctor.
The average car today comes with an automatic transmission that includes two pedals at your feet and a gear selector that simply needs to be put into Drive in order to get the car moving. Most cars in the U.S. are automatics, but there are manuals out there for those who take the time to […]
If your car suddenly has booming wind noise inside when you open the moonroof or sunroof the fix is easy and costs you nothing.
The day finally comes when you’re old enough to drive, but you don’t have a car of your own. Maybe you have to share a car with older siblings or maybe it’s Mom’s minivan. Either way, you’ve had enough and you want to buy your own car. There are some things you need to know […]
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?
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 […]
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.
Automakers first deployed these fuel-saving technologies on hybrids and pricey models. But you’ll soon see them on most daily drivers.