Paul Brand

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

Recent content from Paul Brand

Malibu's loss of coolant turns into a torrent within

Q: My husband and I have a four-cylinder 2006 Chevy Malibu with 137,000 miles on it. Since the fall of...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 03:35 PM

Is this older Cadillac a good candidate for synthetic oil?

Q: I recently purchased a 2001 Cadillac Deville with 52,000 original miles. The service advisor at the dealership recommended using...

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 10:49 PM

Truck owner unsure about block heater, synthetic oil

Q: I have a 2006 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 V8 engine. The truck has only 32,000 miles on it....

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 10:14 PM

RAV4's oil consumption not a portent of a short life

Q: I own three Toyotas and I change oil and filters every 4,000 miles. My 1998 Land Cruiser with 217,000...

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 10:24 PM

Camry keeps on humming along – and not in a good way

Q: My wife’s Camry is making a humming noise when in motion, not impacted by wheel turns or by brake...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 10:55 PM

LeSabre shakes and rattles when it's not on the roll

Q: I own a 2005 Buick LeSabre with 65,000 miles on it. It has developed a vibration when stopped at...

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 11:10 PM

Pickup owner sludges his way to some costly repairs

An indication of low oil pressure turned out to be a clogged screen. Would more frequent oil changes help?

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 09:36 AM

Vibe on this Pontiac is a thing called piston slap

Q: I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe with 135,000 miles on it. This past winter it would knock for a...

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 10:31 PM

Brand: A primer on continuously variable transmissions

Q: I read your column with interest each Saturday in a local newspaper and was wondering if you would be...

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 01:26 PM

Brand: Does high-mileage Hyundai need new battery?

Q: I have a 2005 Hyundai Tucson with 90,000 miles on it. I’ve never had a problem since I purchased...

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 05:47 PM

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