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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

There is a low coolant warning on my ’99 Jeep Grand Cherokee that won't go away even though I had the coolant serviced. Also, the carpet is wet and slimy on the front passenger floor. Any help would be appreciated.

Theresa from Palo Alto, CA

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’95 Ford Contour 6 cylinder. Whenever I drive the car there is a humming or roaring noise in the front that gets louder on acceleration. Also, whenever I make a turn there’s a popping or grinding sound more pronounced on one side. What’s wrong?

Jeffrey from Lancaster, PA

Kenmore's Driving Force For The Physically Challenged

Kenmore's Driving Force For The Physically Challenged

Courier Express Feb. 21, 1965

Genius of P.A. Dunn Boon to Handicapped 

  INVENTOR OF NOTE -- The varied inventions of Paul A. Dunn Jr. range from a jack for airplanes that is used on a Gemini spacecraft, to special equipment for the handicapped and for hospital patients. The Dunn Manual Drive Control enables a driver to operate the brakes and accelerator of his car with either his right or left hand.  That is the invention for which Paul Dunn is internationally known. Recently he received enquiries concerning it from Ford Motor Co. of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

State Fire Safety Alert Issued to Municipal Highway Departments

State Fire Safety Alert Issued to Municipal Highway Departments

The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) today issued a Fire Service Safety Alert Bulletin to municipalities throughout the State who operate commercial snow plow vehicles advising them of fire prevention measures they should incorporate as part of their preventive maintenance program to avoid a recently identified equipment problem that has resulted in more than a million dollars’ worth of fire damage.

The OFPC Arson Bureau has investigated four incidents involving fires in large commercial vehicles outfitted as snow plow trucks, which resulted in damages to the vehicles and, in three cases, the municipal highway garage complex.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra, and there is a problem with the brake pedal. Occasionally, when I'm waiting at a traffic light, the brake pedal goes down about a half-inch or more, as if there is a loss of vacuum (doesn’t go all the way to the floor). Have you ever heard of this occurring?

Paul from Nashville, TN

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Ol’ Man Winter has arrived, so it’s time to talk about some common winter-related automotive mechanical failures and how to avoid them to save time, aggravation and money. And most importantly, keep you safe. 

 

Drivetrain Abuse

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I recently drove through a huge puddle of water. The car made it through the puddle but shut down afterwards. I own a 2003 Mercedes c240 with low mileage. All the lights turn on and everything works when I put the key in the ignition, but the car won't start. Any thoughts?

Steven from Jacksonville, FL

Steven,