Deals on Wheels

Buick drops Encore price

Buick has lowered the price on its popular Encore for 2017, all while updating its look and adding new connectivity features. The base price of a 2017 Encore with the destination charge included has been lowered to $23,915, saving buyers $1,075 off of last year's $24,990 manufacturer's ...

See diesel specialist for engine troubles

Dear Doctor: I have a 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.0-liter diesel engine. It’s been giving me a lot of trouble restarting after driving for only 20 to 25 minutes and turning off the engine. I have changed the battery, alternator, ignition sensors, computers, fuel pump and cleaned the ...

2017 Fusion Energi is fuel-efficient, cheaper

Ford managed to make its plug-in Fusion Energi gasoline-electric hybrid more fuel efficient for 2017, even while lowering the base price. Federal government fuel economy ratings for this mid-size sedan are increased from last year and now are 42 mpg in combined city / highway travel on ...

Check gasket for coolant loss

Dear Doctor: I own a 2013 Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with 20,000 miles. The truck is losing coolant and I have to add more every couple of weeks. I visited two Ford dealerships and after running pressure tests they both told me there is nothing found. If there are no leaks ...

Latest Jeep is smallest ever

With styling at once rugged and endearing, the newest member of the Jeep family is the smallest model ever offered with the nameplate. And, as we’ve come to expect from Jeep, the Renegade is also wholly capable of extreme off-road sojourns. In other words, yeah it’s cute, but it deserves to ...

One maintainer for two pickup truck batteries

Dear Doctor: I purchased a 2016 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck with the Cummins diesel engine. This truck has two 12-volt batteries. I believe in using battery maintainers for my vehicles. Can I use two maintenance chargers at the same time, or should I alternate between the two ...

Ridgeline is back for 2017

After a more than two-year hiatus, Honda's has brought its Ridgeline pickup truck back for 2017, and it's bigger, more powerful and better looking than ever.The previous Honda innovations are still there, like the all-composite bed that doesn't need a bedliner and the tailgate that drops open ...

How to silence brake squeal

Dear Doctor: I've had constant squealing in my brakes on my 2004 Toyota Camry. Many dealer mechanics tried to silence it, but could not, and I even had the brakes replaced. What are your thoughts?- RobertDear Robert: We average up to 20 brake replacement jobs a week - and many of them are on ...

Cadillac CT6 provides smooth ride

Cadillac's newest and biggest luxury sedan, the 2016 CT6, is roomy, stylish and surprisingly agile and comes with innovative features such as cameras that can record the car's surroundings, even when the driver isn't there.The CT6 also is the most fuel- efficient full-size, non-hybrid, ...

Luxury from WWII era

Prior to World War II most American automobile manufacturers were not really interested in making their products streamlined or fuel efficient. Producing luxury cars in that era meant making them heavy for a smooth ride and spacious for passenger comfort.Cadillac introduced a series 62 model in ...

Check torque converter on Kia

Dear Doctor: I have a 2014 Kia Sorento with all-wheel-drive that has an occasional jerking motion when traveling up an incline under light acceleration. Sometimes it feels like the Sorento is having difficulty picking a gear and also feels like it's misfiring. Computer checks show no issues and ...