Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

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

Brand: Avoid inflated repair costs

Q: I recently had my car repaired at a dealership. A service manager said it would take about an hour...

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Honda not likely to recall Civic's wiper motors now

Q: Our problem is with the windshield wipers on our 2007 Honda Civic. They’ve recently developed a problem — stopping...

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 04:26 PM

Brand: Malibu's rattle could be from cracked heat shield

Q: I have a 2008 Chevy Malibu with 72,000 miles. Last week I heard a rattle on the driver’s side,...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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

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