Over the course of 15 days in February, Rob Siegel bought a long-dormant BMW 2002tii, diagnosed the issues that caused the original owner to park it in a garage untouched for a decade, figured out how to legally put it on the road and drove it 1,000 miles from Louisville, Kentucky to Newton, Massachusetts. He […]
It could be the end of the line for Sears, Roebuck and Co., the legendary retailer that started out selling shovels and pickaxes to pioneers through its mail order catalog. This week, the retailer stated that “historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” in […]
This week, AAA Car Doctor John Paul gets a question from the recipient of a low-mileage Ford Crown Victoria with a rough idle and a parking brake that won’t release. Can both problems be related?
There’s nothing better than chancing upon a stash of old “do-it-yourself” magazines. It was a time when DIY wasn’t something tax attorneys did for fun on the weekends; instead, it was a way of life for people who weren’t waiting around for a mechanic to set their ignition points. Each issue in this pile was packed […]
Tonight is one of the most likely days of the year for your car to be vandalized. Trick-or treaters will ply our streets for candy. A very small percentage may also have some random mischief in mind. Here’s what to do if your car is targeted.
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.
Tire pressure drops along with falling temperatures. Your car may sound the alarm as cooler weather sets in.
Rust — as any Neil Young fan knows — never sleeps. There are a lot of things you can do to keep it at bay, though, and get your car through the coming winter unscathed. These options run from the nearly-free to about $1,000 to perform:
So you’ve decided to move on from your old car and buy yourself a new ride. If you’re a typical buyer, then you’ve spent an average of 14 hours online, researching the specs, prices, and even the dealership from which you’re going to buy. But if you don’t think about getting the most value for your […]