Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

Brand: Jeep's brake rotors seem to be failing at warp speed

Q: I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 160,000 miles on it. The problem is with the brake rotors...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 10:49 PM

Brand: Hyundai's onetime brake lockup is puzzling

Q: Last week I parallel-parked my 2003 Hyundai Sante Fe. I came out to drive away and went about 3...

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Brand: For some cars, tire dimensions are crucial

Q: I just read your article “Wrong tire size is not a solution,” where you advised that tires should all...

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Brand: Grand Caravan unhappy when refueled

Q: My wife’s 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan will not let us add gas to it. At best, I need to...

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 10:43 PM

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

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