Paul Brand

Columnist | Cars
Paul Brand writes about autos for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Paul Brand

Brand: With ethanol fuel, no gas line antifreeze needed

Q: This past winter I added gas line antifreeze and water remover when I refueled my car. Is this really...

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Brand: Followup on RAV4 tire pressure light

Q: We have a 2010 Toyota RAV4 that had the same tire pressure light problem noted in your recent column....

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 10:17 PM

Paul Brand: Seatbelt warning chimes in

Q: I really appreciated your response to the non-seatbelt wearer! I wear my seatbelt all the time, but a number...

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 04:59 PM

What's causing RAV4's tire pressure warning to light?

Q: I have a 2005 Toyota RAV4 with 115K miles. Intermittently the dashboard’s tire pressure warning light comes on, even...

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Driver who doesn't wear his seatbelt is asking for trouble

Q: I have an ’07 Sierra 1500 with 80,000 miles. The other day my radio went off for no reason...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Driver wonders if antilock brakes are all that effective

Q: I have two cars with ABS — a 1999 Buick Regal and 2013 Toyota Corolla. I am wondering if...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 10:34 PM

If brake account is accurate, dealer dropped the ball

Q: I have a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. After the dealer did a brake job, the red “Brake” warning light on...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Buick is showing classic symptoms of vapor lock

Q: Here is a problem that I have fought for almost two years. My 2001 Buick Regal will not start...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 12:48 PM

Volvo needs 20 minutes of highway driving to warm up

Q: I have an issue with my car warming up slowly when the temperature gets down around 0 degrees F....

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 10:12 PM

Should owner fix sliding door or buy a new minivan?

Q: My 2007 Chrysler Town & Country minivan has 75,000 miles. The driver’s side passenger door has rusted through at...

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 10:43 PM

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