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?
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:
This week, Maaco — the cheapo respray company — began running ads featuring a husband rolling paint on the hood of his wife’s car, to suggest that for $499, they could do it better. We begged to differ, and we proved it. You can achieve decent results on a car with $50 worth of Rustoleum […]
State safety inspections require that your reverse lights come on when you shift into reverse. This 2006 Toyota Tacoma owner’s stopped working, and the proposed solution involved a lot more than he bargained for.
If you were in a Hollywood action movie and your 2013 Nissan Titan started ticking, you’d roll out the door and let it crash off a bridge. Car Doctor John Paul has a better solution.
The sad truth about mechanical devices is that sometimes you get a bad one. But sometimes they last 240,000 miles and John Paul has to be diplomatic.