Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

Brand: Keep all four tires the same size, please

Q: My co-worker had a flat left front tire on her 2002 Jeep Liberty. She had no spare and the...

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 10:38 PM

Malibu fault code affected by which engine powers it

Q: Code P0172 came up in my 2010 Chevy Malibu. The dealer charged me $100 to troubleshoot the code. I...

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 10:29 PM

Brand: Owner babies 2004 Corvette

Q: I own a 2004 Corvette coupe purchased new in 2003. It has only 6,000 miles on it and is...

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Brand: Explorer's odd symptoms point to torque converter

Q: My 2000 Ford Explorer 4-liter Control-Trac 4WD has 120,000 miles on it. At 84,000 miles the O/D (overdrive) light...

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 10:02 PM

Tire pressure sensors, aerosol inflators don't jibe

Q: Last week I had a flat tire on my 2013 Buick Encore with only 4,500 miles on it....

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 10:32 PM

Brand: The tradeoffs of keyless door locks

Q: I was shocked to see a news broadcast of a man whose car caught fire and he couldn’t get...

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 10:54 PM

Voltage to the starter is key to non-starting Focus

Q: I found a 2003 Ford Focus with 30,000 miles for my daughter’s transportation needs for a few years. After...

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 08:32 AM

How to handle emergency with push-button ignition

Q: In your column you gave advice on what to do if someone experienced a stuck throttle. With a...

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 10:26 PM

Cause of RAV4's whining noise baffles 3 mechanics

Q: I hope you can help us find out what is causing a loud whining on our 2013 Toyota RAV4....

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 10:54 PM

Three approaches for dealing with emergency

Q: I read a recent article discussing GM’s problems with their faulty ignition switch. You have given the advice...

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 03:34 PM

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