Get Your Car Fixed — Ask the Auto Doctor

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch

Dear Doctor: Toyota has come out with a new Corolla hatchback for 2019. Do you know anything about it’s driveability? Allen Dear Allen: Toyota builds cars that people need and want. The Corolla hatchback is a front-wheel drive car with … Continue reading

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Advice for Winter Cold Battery, Fluids, Tires

I’m often asked what happens when we have a cold spell where the temperatures drop below freezing for a week or more. Here’s where basic maintenance is the most often overlooked. 1.) If your battery is three years or older, … Continue reading

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How to Manage Cold Engine, Transmission

Dear Doctor: I have a 2019 Dodge Challenger with the 5.7-liter and eight-speed automatic transmission with under 800 miles. On colder mornings after driving a mile or so, the rpm needle often surges back and forth between 1,200 to 1,500 … Continue reading

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Electrical Problems: Look for Parasitic Drain

Dear Doctor: I have a 2014 Jeep with the 5.7-liter Hemi engine that seems to have an ongoing electrical problem. When not driven for two or three days the battery goes dead. The dealer changed several electrical modules, but that … Continue reading

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Use Quality Parts for Ford Super Duty Brakes

Dear Doctor: I’m 74 years old and have always done the brake jobs on all my vehicles. I have a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty gas engine truck with 50,000 miles. I replaced the brake calipers after they locked up. … Continue reading

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Multiple Codes, Scraping Sounds: Get Technician Test

Dear Doctor: My 2011 Chevrolet Impala V-6 makes an intermittent scraping noise in the front passenger wheel. The scraping sound occurs sporadically when making a turn from a complete stop and the wheel is turned. When accelerating, the scraping sound … Continue reading

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Why are My Headlights Dim? Find out with Voltage Test

Dear Doctor: I have a 2009 Ram 1500 pickup truck with 79,000 miles. Recently, when I have the low beams on and put on the high beams, all the lights go out, even the fog lights. Is this a switch … Continue reading

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