Q & A wth The Car Doctor
Lexus tank not easy to fill – what’s the deal?
Dec 05, 2023 03:19PM
Q. I have a Lexus ES 350 which I bought new in 2019. The car has a 16-gallon fuel tank but will stop at approximately 13.5 gallons and will only fill fully if the pump is on the slowest setting. IfRead More »
CDs, LEDs and Rotors, Oh My!
Nov 15, 2023 12:02PM
Q. I have a basic manual transmission 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-door (no frills). One thing I miss is not having a CD player which has been deemed no longer feasible. When I purchased the car, IRead More »
THE CAR DOCTOR
Nov 03, 2023 09:30AM
Q.You answered a question about my new 2022 Corolla LE over a year ago, and now I have another question about the car. The MPG rating for this car is 32 city and 41 highway. UnderRead More »
Expensive synthetic oil needed in Subaru?
Oct 20, 2023 12:19PM
Q. In May of 2022, I bought a new 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Love the Subaru and have had no problems with it. I took it in to the dealer last November for the six-month oil change, whichRead More »
Key question ($600?) and timed service advice
Oct 05, 2023 01:58PM
Q. I have a 2018 Honda Accord and recently hit 100,000 miles. The dealership recommends replacing the spark plugs, valve cover gasket and a valve adjustment. Do you think those itemsRead More »
Pricey catalytic converter, exhaust replacement necessary?
Sep 22, 2023 12:52PM
Q. I have a 2011 Honda CR-V that I bought new. It has 79,000 miles and runs fine. I have taken good care of it and always used high-quality gasoline. To pass inspection the upper catalyticRead More »
Coolant, transmission fluid change schedules
Sep 06, 2023 01:11PM
Q. This is not really a car question but would like your thoughts. I noticed many new cars on the road have LED lights. Some of the more expensive SUV’s have small lights. Another nickel andRead More »
Driving car after a recall and manufacturer gives a loaner
Aug 23, 2023 12:54PM
Q. My Lincoln has been recalled. I have been advised to unhook the battery and not drive the car. I have been given a loaner vehicle until the parts come in. If I drive my recalled car after receivingRead More »
Camry wins out as a dependable, fuel-efficient car
Aug 09, 2023 12:55PM
Q. I have a 2012 Infiniti M37x, when slowing down fast not to a complete stop and then reaccelerating the transmission will clunk, more in standard mode than in sport drive mode.Read More »