This week, Car Doctor John Paul fields a question about a Service Engine light illuminated on the dash of a Toyota Camry from the Clinton Era:
The National Weather Service is predicting arctic air through the Plains and into the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys towards the mid-Atlantic and Northeast this week, bringing temperatures near zero and wind chills in the -15F range. Here’s what’s going to go wrong in your car this week:
Should you buy a used car that had a major mechanical problem that has been repaired? We poll the experts.
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 […]
Cars that drive their front wheels use constantly velocity joints. What you need to know.
A dead battery in a Chevy pickup left for a considerable length of time can require reprogramming before the truck will start.
This week, AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul diagnoses a heating and air conditioning issue that only crops up after the car goes through the car wash.
A friend of ours once said “You can’t give a haircut over the phone,” commenting on how hard it is to provide good diagnostics remotely. But that’s what this dad did with his daughter, and they got their issue about 90 percent solved. Car Doc John Paul gets them the rest of the way home.
Car owners are mystified by Xenon headlamps, but anyone with rudimentary skills and a few tools can replace them for around $25 each.