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Car Q&A With AAA’s “Car Doctor” John Paul

Chevrolet Colorado starting issue, preventative maintenance for winter, Honda Pilot battery concerns Q. I purchased a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado about two years ago. It has about 112,000 miles on...

Car Q&A With AAA’s “Car Doctor” John Paul

Is Extra Care Worth It?, Oil Change After 1,000 Miles?, Hill Assist Assistance?, EV Roadside Assistance Q. I am about to purchase a Certified Used 2016 Toyota...

Car Q&A With AAA’s “Car Doctor” John Paul

Transmission fluid, cruise control in the rain and snow, Chevy HHR, should I buy a spare tire? Q. I drive an older Ford Excursion that I love...

Car Q&A With AAA’s “Car Doctor” John Paul

Transmission fluid, cruise control in the rain and snow, Chevy HHR, should I buy a spare tire? Q. I am considering changing the transmission fluid on my...

Car Q&A With AAA’s “Car Doctor” John Paul

Mechanic ripoff?, 30,000 mile maintenance, Ford recall Q. I was hoping you could shed some light on this.  My husband brought his car to our dealer (Honda)...

Car Q&A With AAA’s “Car Doctor” John Paul

Ripped axle boot, Subaru transmission, ABS sensor, timing belt Q: I was changing the oil in my Honda CR-V and noticed the axle boot was ripped open. I went to my local...

Car Q&A With AAA’s John Paul

Is oil synthetic?, off-balance drive shaft, latest and greatest safety features, and LED taillights  Q. I recently read your answer to a reader’s question about synthetic oil. My...

Do You Have a Car Question? Ask AAA’s John Paul

Synthetic oil, washer doesn’t squirt and could the gas cap be the problem? Q.I drive a 2014 Honda Accord that has 50,000 miles from a daily commute...

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Automatic Collision systems, towing power and fuel economy and scheduled maintenance Q. I purchased a 2018 Toyota Camry in September of 2017 and the car is equipped...

Do You Have a Car Question? Ask AAA’s John Paul

Convertible tops, transmission fluid, and SUVs Q.       My Volkswagen convertible top is starting to show some signs of wear, not much about the size of a penny....