Click n Clack

Today’s four-wheel-drive systems are a driver’s dream

Dear Tom and Ray, My daughter just purchased a used 2004 Honda CR-V with four-wheel drive. My question is: How do you use the four-wheel drive effectively? When do you turn on f ...

She might want to rethink this engagement

     Dear Tom and Ray, I have an issue. OK, not so much an issue, more of an argument between my fiancé and me. I just bought a 2008 Dodge Caliber. My new ...

There are better first cars than a Jeep

  Dear Tom and Ray, I’m turning 16 and I’m looking at buying a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Do you think this is a good car for me? A safe car? I know it’s ...

Reader wishes full-service stations would make a comeback

  Dear Tom and Ray, I'm an old geezer with fond memories of when you could pull into a gas station and tell the kid to fill it up and check the tires, oil (the kid holdi ...

When idiot lights come on, heed the warning

  Dear Tom and Ray, I have a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon. Yesterday, while sitting in traffic, I noticed that my temperature gauge was all the way in the red. I glance at ...

Math does not add up for switch to diesel engine

  Dear Tom and Ray, My husband’s latest great idea is to convert our 2001 Ford F-150 truck from gas to diesel. I would very much like to know if this is worth the tim ...

Click and clack column

  Dear Tom and Ray, I am 65 and not yet ready to become a “geezerette.” My husband is two years older, and although he may look like one, he is not a geezer yet ...

Click and Clack column

Dear Tom and Ray, I have a high-pitched noise coming from the engine of my 2000 Chevy Blazer with 150,000-plus miles. My husband told me it was a belt and he “oiled it.” I ...