Oct 01, 2013
Today, Dave is storing his daughter's Nissan Altima and wants to know how often he needs to drive it to keep it running. Tom and Ray explain why the occasional short drive is the best way to maintain the battery and exhaust systems.
Sep 21, 2012
Joshua's driving instructor warned him that leaving a car unstarted for more than two weeks could corrode the fuel lines. Now Joshua's worried about all those new cars parked at dealerships across the country. Tom and Ray explain why car dealers don't bother to employ a staff person to start up each car in the lot once every few weeks.
Jul 16, 2012
Elizabeth just moved to Tucson, AZ, and she wants to invest in a sunshade to protect her 1986 Buick Skylark from the hot desert sun. Her mother advises that they build a gazebo or a carport to protect it, while her husband votes for a "reflective cover thingy". Elizabeth wants Tom and Ray to cast the tie-breaking vote.
Jul 01, 2009
My son, who transports cars for a living, says that we should not put a car battery on the garage floor for more than a few moments while we're moving it from one place to another. In other words, we...
Aug 01, 2003
I have a Lexus RX I am out of the country most of the year so I don't generate the miles necessary to require an oil change However my owner's manual suggests that the oil be changed every year anyway...