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 […]
According to DealerRater, the car buying public is basically ignoring the opportunity to test drive cars now. “55 percent of car buying consumers only test drive one car before they make the decision to buy. Another 22 percent drive just two — essentially equaling the entire population of consumers that test drive three or more,” […]
In a Facebook discussion the other day, a friend of a friend made the following comment: “I don’t really want an old car……I can’t imagine the upkeep.” Over the last year, I’ve been using my 1978 Chevrolet Blazer as regular transportation. This morning, for the first time, it had a mechanical issue. Here’s how it […]
Depending on temperature, insect infestation or disease, a pine tree can generate excess sap that makes a mess of your car’s finish. Here’s how to tackle it.
Carl Sagan said “There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.” John Paul’s correspondent this week has a cry to understand just why his windshield looks like it was smeared with […]
To some people, car washing is a chore. To others, it’s an art. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, everyone can agree that a clean car is better than a dirty one. It not only visually looks better, but routine cleaning keeps your car in good condition and can be a big […]
Considering that a modern battery runs about $150, and a cable costs about $12, replacing a battery and/or a starter before testing the battery cables can be a costly lesson in diagnostics.
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.
If your engine’s running rough, you may have an issue with carbon buildup. Car Doctor John Paul has a few answers before you go spending big money.