We’re parents of younger kids here at BestRide. For the last 13 years, we’ve strapped kids into seats that offered way more bolstering and constriction than the one Neil Armstrong sat in, perched atop an Atlas rocket. They’re riding in cars that can sense whether belts are buckled, how fast the airbag should deploy and […]
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 […]
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.
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.