Deals on Wheels

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 ...

2017 Nissan Titan gets stronger engine

Nissan has revamped its regular-duty full-size Titan pickup truck for 2017, giving it more aggressive styling, a nicer interior and a more powerful V8 gasoline engine.The new Titan offers several new features, including an indispensable all-around camera and side blind spot monitoring. But it ...

High-mileage car needs different oil

Dear Doctor: I have a 2007 Chevrolet Impala with 170,000 miles. It has some oil leaks. I've always used Mobil 1 Oil. Would changing over to a non-synthetic oil help? If I switch over and it doesn't help, then can I revert back to synthetic oil?- JayDear Jay: No, I would not switch back to ...