DEAR CAR TALK: Back in the old days (i.e. 1964), we used to think that if you had a low or dead battery, it would charge faster if the engine was running faster.
DEAR CAR TALK: I live out in the sticks, where my neighbor John and I are good friends.
DEAR CAR TALK: I have a 2010 Smart car.
Stopping power loss could be mechanical
DEAR TOM AND RAY: From the time she was 14 years old, our daughter was dying for a New Beetle, and she finally bought a brand-new one after college, in 2009.
DEAR TOM AND RAY: I was involved in a car accident.
DEAR TOM AND RAY: I have a 1996 Ford Windstar in perfect condition that was driven for years by a little old lady.
Replacing original tires with set rated for quietness would help
It won’t stop trying to push glass higher
DEAR TOM AND RAY: Remember those Datsun mini-trucks that used to be around?
DEAR TOM AND RAY: I’ve always heard that if your accelerator sticks, you could turn the key off (not to the locked position) to kill the engine, and then gently apply the brakes and steer car to safety.
DEAR TOM AND RAY: Did I kill our cruise control by listening to baseball?