Pairing a phone to your own car’s Bluetooth can be an frustrating exercise, but the challenge dials up when you’re trying to pair a phone to a car you’ve just rented. We cover the basics, and provide a guide to every available manufacturer’s online pairing instructions.
The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta continues to be an affordable compact sedan with a roomy back seat and plenty of trunk space. Those are its strengths, as are the variety of powertrains which include a base 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, a more peppy 1.8-turbo, and a 2.0-liter turbo found only in the sporty GLI trim level. There’s […]
A Facebook image is circulating suggesting that headrests were designed to be removable so that the metal adjustment rods can be used as a glass-breaking tool. Truth or fiction?
You’d think the days of the man of the house heading down to the dealership to pick up the family’s new car were over. But a five-minute conversation about the subject of women buying cars reveals rampant examples of tone-deafness regarding female car shoppers, from auto manufacturers and car dealerships.
This week, AAA Car Doctor John Paul fields a question about a timing belt that failed just months after replacement. Who’s at fault, the car owner or the shop?
UPDATE: This morning, AAA announced that Americans wasted $2.1 BILLION in 2015 purchasing premium fuel that their cars did not require. If you’re driving anything other than these 485 cars, stop spending extra money. A .pdf with a complete list of all 485 2017 and 2016 models with a premium fuel requirement is at the […]
Kenny Rogers said it: You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. You’ve had your car for a while and you’re at a crossroads. Maybe it’s purely financial, maybe it’s a question of maintenance, or maybe you’ve had a change in family status, but whatever the reason, you think your current […]
Electric vehicles won’t require you to brake the way you have in the past. Here’s why you’ll love it.
CD players are becoming an endangered species in new cars, but in cars from the 2000s, CD players were the primary source of music. What happens whens yours eventually goes on the fritz? AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul has a solution.