Automotive leasing has been an alternative to purchasing since the early 1950s, but if we can judge from the calls we get regularly on WBZ-AM1030’s Jay Talking program, 70 years later, we still don’t have a handle on how leasing works. Callers have a lot of questions about the process, especially what happens when the […]
Cop cars like the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor are pretty stout, but as Car Doctor John Paul notes, all the basic maintenance requirements still apply.
Nobody expects their sparkplug to just fall out, but it happens from time to time, even in normally running vehicles. John Paul provides some advice on how to fix it and how to keep it from happening again.
It might be tempting to run out and buy a new car at this time of the year, but delaying your purchase by a few weeks could save you some money. Sometimes it’s not an option because your old clunker simply gives up, but if you can plan, then make sure you walk into the […]
As we’ve mentioned several times in the last few weeks, Americans have abandoned the sedan and have pledged their love to the crossover, an amalgam of the best features of both sedans and traditional SUVs. The trouble for many of us, though, is that $20,000 to start, for a 2WD, bare-bones economy crossover is a […]
It’s the myth that just seems to keep on giving. Any time the temperature dips below freezing, a whole lot of opinion based on myth, conjecture and urban legend gets published regarding whether or not its safe to let your engine sit at idle for any length of time before driving off. We’re here to […]
Crossovers and SUVs are the cars of the day, so your selection of sedans is shrinking. Ford is getting rid of their whole sedan lineup, save the Mustang, and Chevrolet is similarly reducing the number of sedans it sells. The choices are narrowing, but what remains is a solid crop of sedans with some of […]
Over the years, the “Craftsman” name has been synonymous with hand tool quality. Recent developments, though, have challenged that perception in a big way. If you’re looking to build a comprehensive starter set for the DIY’er in your life, is Craftsman still the way to go?
Mice in the car can be more that just an annoyance. They can cause thousands in damage when they chew away the insulation on wiring.