Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

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

Ford Focus' interior acts like it's a haunted house

Q: I have a 2004 Ford Focus. When my car sits in the garage for a couple of days some...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Odyssey's air bag warning light needs to be checked out

Q: I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey. About two months ago the passenger air bag light started coming on. I...

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 10:41 PM

Brand: With ethanol fuel, no gas line antifreeze needed

Q: This past winter I added gas line antifreeze and water remover when I refueled my car. Is this really...

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Brand: Followup on RAV4 tire pressure light

Q: We have a 2010 Toyota RAV4 that had the same tire pressure light problem noted in your recent column....

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 10:17 PM

Paul Brand: Seatbelt warning chimes in

Q: I really appreciated your response to the non-seatbelt wearer! I wear my seatbelt all the time, but a number...

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 04:59 PM

What's causing RAV4's tire pressure warning to light?

Q: I have a 2005 Toyota RAV4 with 115K miles. Intermittently the dashboard’s tire pressure warning light comes on, even...

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Driver who doesn't wear his seatbelt is asking for trouble

Q: I have an ’07 Sierra 1500 with 80,000 miles. The other day my radio went off for no reason...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Driver wonders if antilock brakes are all that effective

Q: I have two cars with ABS — a 1999 Buick Regal and 2013 Toyota Corolla. I am wondering if...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 10:34 PM

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