Leasing a car and buying a car will both put you in the driver’s seat, but with different financial implications. You will usually pay an initial amount to drive your new vehicle off the lot to cover a range of taxes and fees. Then, you will make monthly payments over the life of the lease […]
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 […]
Halloween 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.
A Facebook image is circulating suggesting that headrests were designed to be removable so that the metal adjustment rods can be used as a glass-breaking tool. Truth or fiction?
The Car Talk Communities are a never-ending source of material for us, and this week is no exception. A member had a question about the length of time before washing and waxing a car with a brand new finish.
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 […]
The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing color, and the temperature is dropping. It’s time to get ready for fall weather, which includes prepping your car. These quick tips will help you spot problems early and make sure you don’t run into trouble when those pretty leaves falling from the sky turn […]
A while ago, I was on the radio on WBZ-AM1030 when caller asked about his windows that randomly rolled down by themslves, leaving his interior soaked in the pouring rain. I ccouldn’t figure out why at the moment, but now I know the answer.
In the Car Talk Communities, there’s a question this week about a 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class that won’t start, despite the battery being “good.” Before you go buying new batteries, alternators or starters, there’s a sequence of diagnosis you should follow to figure out what’s going on. It could save you hundreds of dollars: