Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

Brand: Periodic flushing of brake fluid is a good idea

Q: Is it necessary to flush the brake fluid after 20,000 miles, as my Mercedes dealer recommends?A: I recommend this...

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 10:51 PM

Brand: Several options for Corvette brake module

Q: My C5 Corvette has the “Service ABS system” and “Service Traction Control” lights on in the DIC. It has...

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 03:23 PM

Brand: Minivan loses fluid and dashboard lights up

Q: We have 184,000 miles on our 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van with 3.8-liter engine. The other day my...

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

Brand: Guidelines suggest when tires should be repaired

Q: I have a car that I drive only a couple of thousand miles a year. It had a slow...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Brand: Balky Suburban may have problem with low fuel pressure

Q: I have a 1999 Chevy Suburban 1500 V-8. Frequently the car won’t start. The engine turns over but...

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Brand: Buick owner questions need for 100K service

Q: I have owned a 2008 Buick Lucerne since new. It is now approaching the 100K mark. It has been...

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Buick owner questions the need for 100K service

Q: I have owned a 2008 Buick Lucerne since new. It is now approaching the 100K mark. It has been...

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 08:11 AM

Brand: Jeep's brake rotors seem to be failing at warp speed

Q: I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 160,000 miles on it. The problem is with the brake rotors...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Brand: Hyundai's onetime brake lockup is puzzling

Q: Last week I parallel-parked my 2003 Hyundai Sante Fe. I came out to drive away and went about 3...

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Brand: For some cars, tire dimensions are crucial

Q: I just read your article “Wrong tire size is not a solution,” where you advised that tires should all...

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:07 PM

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