Q My question has to do with our 2005 Acura RL and 2008 Acura TL. When we travel and leave one or both cars parked in our garage or in a long-term parking lot, we always return to find the car with a dead battery. The most recent episode occurred in February when we left the '05 for a week in Florida when we went on a cruise. We returned to a dead battery and had to call AAA. The dealership said there is nothing we can do about this because the battery has to power the car's computer even when the car isn't in use. Does this mean that we will always return to a dead battery after leaving the car for a few days?
Updated: May 19, 2011, - 04:55 PM
This spring I went to replace my air filter, only to discover that mice had chewed out the entire section leading into the throttle body. Did it affect my engine by driving it over the entire winter this way?
Updated: April 29, 2011, - 09:52 PM
Q Not being a motorhead, I have a couple of maintenance questions for you. My wife drives a '99 Lexus...
Updated: April 29, 2011, - 09:43 PM
Q I accidentally backed my 2004 Buick LeSabre into a concrete curb on the passenger side. While driving home, I...
Updated: April 22, 2011, - 09:34 PM
QI have a 2004 Toyota Highlander with 22,700 miles on it. I took it in for service and was told the water pump is cracked and I should think about replacing the timing belt at the same time.
Updated: April 08, 2011, - 12:35 AM
Q The fuel gauge on my '05 TrailBlazer is not working properly. I fill the tank, but the "low fuel" light comes on and the gauge reads empty for the first 20 miles. Then the light goes out, the gauge reads empty to one-quarter and "low fuel" chimes whenever it wants to. What's going on?
Updated: April 03, 2011, - 03:29 PM
QI hope you can give me some advice. When I took my 2005 Ford F-150 (a 5.4-liter Supercab with 74,000 miles on it) in for an oil change, the mechanic asked if I put a stop-leak additive in it because he found cream-colored moisture in the oil fill cap. We have not put stop-leak or anything else in it. He suggested doing a radiator and compression check. Should I?
Updated: March 27, 2011, - 01:47 PM
Q I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant with about 140,000 miles on it. While my nephew was driving at normal...
Updated: March 18, 2011, - 09:39 PM
QSome years ago I traveled to England and saw many small, diesel-powered cars. I have read that most of the new cars sold in Europe are diesel. Considering that diesels get significantly better fuel mileage than gasoline-powered cars, why haven't the car manufacturers offered the diesel option over here?
Updated: March 13, 2011, - 03:27 PM