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Deals on Wheels

Ford replaces turbo because of pre-ignition detonation

DEAR DOCTOR: My 2015 Ford Fusion with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is at the local Ford dealership for a new engine, due to a piston breaking from a low speed pre-ignition incident. Luckily, the failure occurred at 59,000 miles, so the new engine is covered on the 5-year/60,000-mile ...

Push-button car has no-start issue

DEAR DOCTOR: We own a 2012 Dodge Charger with a V6, keyless entry and push-button start. There have been a few random instances of the car not starting -- no click, nothing. We had it towed to the dealership, who found no trouble codes and couldn't replicate to no-start condition. The battery ...

First Volvo built in US doesn’t disappoint

The 2019 Volvo S60 body lines are drawn to radiate this sport sedan’s muscularity, handling prowess and solidity. It’s an instantly identifiable as a Volvo, with the brand’s signature strong shoulder line. The S60’s appearance says, “I’m fast, sophisticated, and I will protect ...

Why the false mileage readings on the odometer?

Dear Doctor: My friend owns a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan with 5,000 miles. She has seen the odometer “jump” by 100 miles (2,999 odometer miles turning to 3,100 instead of 3,000 miles). Her minivan was driven from Georgia to New York, along with a motorist in a second car — with both drivers ...

LED lights now available for all

DEAR DOCTOR: I have a 2018 Subaru Legacy with EyeSight. I dislike the look of the yellowish high / low beams against the white LED daytime running lights. I've been researching LED replacement bulbs and what I'm seeing mostly are conversion kits that are "plug-in play." Should I use a ...

Should I change transmission fluid?

Dear Doctor: The transmission fluid has never been changed on my 2006 Honda Odyssey with 145,000 miles. There are no problems with the transmission. Should I change the transmission fluid? Or, do a transmission flush? Bob Dear Bob: I suggest you drain the fluid (about 3 to 4 quarts will ...