Deals on Wheels

Dodge Durango gets new options

The Dodge Durango has added sharp new color options, a Sport driving mode and connectivity upgrades for 2016.Buyers can get the 2016 Durango in a new blazing Red Pearl paint and with seats covered in red fabric or Radar Red Nappa leather. The splashy appearance is not available in mainstream ...

Jeep is rough and ready

From the time Scott Stephens was a teenager, he had been drawn in by the rough-and-ready-to-go-anywhere Jeeps. The familiar seven-vertical slots of the Jeep grille captivated him.Stephens' first Jeep was a worn-out used vehicle, however, he kept it running for a couple of years. But as the ...

Follow the fuse diagram for no-start issue

Dear Doctor: I own a 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible with 100,000 miles. After sitting for a few days it wouldn't start. I had it towed to my local mechanic who made repairs and explained that the fuse to the starter was blown and the fuse is connected to the fuel pump. The no-start problem ...

Infiniti introduces new Red Sport 400

It's the cherry on top of spirited performance. Infiniti's 2016 Infiniti Q50 now has a new flagship - the Red Sport 400 - that boasts 400 horsepower, more than any other rival in its class priced below $50,000.When the 2014 replacement of Infiniti's fourth-generation G sedan was revealed at the ...

Outback is an all-around activity wagon

The 2017 Subaru Outback is highlighted with a new top trim level. Available in 2.5i and 3.6R models, the new Touring model rests at the top of an Outback lineup that now lists six models, with prices ranging from $25,645 (2.5i) to $38,195 (3.6R Touring).Exterior cues for the 2017 Outback ...

Automotive quality: You get what you pay for

Dear Doctor: I have a question about the price of engine oil. When I shop in stores with my wife I like to stroll down the automotive aisles. I notice the prices on items, such as wiper blades and motor oil, seem inexpensive compared to the local repair shop and dealerships. Are these ...

2016 Tahoe remains best-selling full-size SUV

With new connectivity and safety features for 2016, the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV is a top-selling family vehicle that is anything but small.Stretching 17 feet in length, the truck-based Tahoe provides 45.3 inches of front-seat legroom - enough to make a football player comfortable.Every one of the ...

Good deals available on electrics

Sales of electric vehicles have pretty much stalled recently because of low gas prices, so good EV deals are available. One of the best deals right now is for the 2016 Nissan Leaf EV.Nissan is offering new buyers two years of free public charging under its "No Charge to Charge" program. It's ...

How to soften a ‘trucky’ ride

Dear Doctor: I own a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. I'm happy with the car, except for the suspension. It's hard, noisy and very "trucky." It came with 235-50-18 tires. Is it worthwhile to replace the rims and tires with 215-60-17? If so, then should I also recode the speedometer? Some owners have ...

Starter issue: Conduct voltage test first

Dear Doctor: I own a 2006 Lincoln Town Car in excellent condition. I always take my car to the dealer for service, however, last year while traveling out of town the starter failed, so I went to a local mechanic who replaced it. Last week I tried to start the car and after two attempts it ...