Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

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

Mustang needs a couple of tires – front or rear?

Q: I have a 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter with 36,000 miles. It has the Brembo brake package and Goodyear F1...

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 10:48 PM

When there's white smoke, check first for coolant leak

Q: I own a 2003 Honda Accord. In April a large amount of white smoke came out of the front...

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 10:55 PM

Suburban owner wonders: Why won't sunroof close?

Q: The sunroof on my 2005 Suburban will not close. I turned on the ignition switch to lower the windows...

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 05:33 PM

Starting 2012 Chrysler van gives driver a jolting jump

Q: Recently I purchased a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country SXT V6 van with 39,000 miles. It is a one-owner...

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 10:56 PM

Diminutive driver's hubby worries about her safety

Q: My wife is 5 feet 2 and has a driving posture that places her about 12 inches from the...

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 10:45 PM

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