Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

U students work with Rosemount to boost resident involvement

Rosemount wants more of its citizens to join in, stay involved.

Updated: January 19, 2015, - 08:39 PM

Spark plugs at 100K miles (and more wintry advice)

Q: I have a 2001 PT Cruiser with 100,000 miles on it. Would you recommend a spark plug change? Also,...

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 03:07 PM

Brand: You, your car and winter

A few answers to common questions about motor vehicles and cold weather.Q: There have been numerous articles recently about warming...

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 10:45 PM

Brand: Today's cars 'break in' all on their own

Q: I was very interested in your comments on “engine break-ins.” I would not be quite so quick to dismiss...

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 10:46 PM

Brand: Storing a car? Use an automatic battery charger

Q: I am the proud owner of a restored 1969 GTO Pontiac GTO. This past summer I purchased a new...

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 10:42 PM

Brand: Buick is squealing – how to silence it?

Q: I purchased a new 2013 Buick LaCrosse with the six-cylinder engine in January 2013. It currently has only 10,300...

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Brand: Pickup plays radio – whenever it wants to

Q: I have a 2004 Ford F-350 dualie diesel. One night at 2 a.m. I heard my radio blaring from...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 11:02 PM

New radiator for Frontier a precaution worth taking

Q: I have a 2008 Nissan Frontier with the 4-liter engine, automatic transmission and 88,000 miles. In checking the Internet,...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Brand: Defer some (but not all) of Kia's maintenance

Q: My 2006 Kia Optima has 50,000 miles and the dealer has recommended maintenance that is over $2,000. Do you...

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 10:24 PM

Brand: Clearing up confusion over transmission fluid

Q: I recently purchased a 2008 Chevy Equinox with 81,000 miles. It has the non-GM Aisin AF33 five-speed transmission. The...

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 10:56 PM

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