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Deals on Wheels

Why did the battery to a 2018 Honda Accord die?

DEAR DOCTOR: When I parked my 2018 Honda Accord and returned to start it, everything was completely dead. The only thing that showed any life at all was the blinking push start / stop button, yet pressing the button failed to start the car. After the battery was boosted, the car immediately ...

Here’s why the windshield is fogging up

DEAR DOCTOR: My father owns a 2009 Lincoln MKS with 48,000 miles. After 1.5 hours of driving with the outside temperature of 66 degrees with no a/c or heat on, I noticed fogging on the windshield (not heavy). It also happens in winter when the heat is turned on. Could this be a small problem ...

Check for faulty blend door for air conditioning problem

Dear Doctor: I drive a 2009 Honda CR-V. The passenger-side air conditioning is only blowing cold air when on the lowest settling; otherwise it blows hot air. The driver’s side is fine. The dealership told me the compressor “burned out” and also had a faulty valve. I paid $1,576, but on ...

Timing everything in changing hybrid battery

DEAR DOCTOR: I own a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid with 100,000 miles on it. It runs fine, but how long can I expect the hybrid batteries to last? Do they ever need to be replaced? If so, is it worth the cost to replace them? Is there a way to tell if the hybrid batteries need replacement before ...

Water drain holes are a good thing

DEAR DOCTOR: I purchased a 2019 Subaru Forester Premium with 2.5-liter engine. I noticed that when I open the driver or passenger door after it has rained water pours out from the bottom of the doors. This does not happen when opening either of the back doors. I spoke to the service advisor ...

Key fob failure tough

Dear Doctor: We have a 2010 Nissan Murano with 43,000 miles. Both key fobs work sporadically to open the car. Most of the time, we have to insert the fob into the dashboard key slot to start it. The batteries in both fobs have been changed several times and each reads a solid 3 volts. There are ...