Car Questions

Auto reporters cover and answer to simple car questions.
Will Car Parts Become a Hoarded Thing in 2022?

How Auto Parts Hoarding for Toyota and Other Cars Could Become a Thing in 2022

Remember the toilet paper shortage of 2020 made in-part from consumer panicking that set off a hoarding frenzy? We may not be too far off from that when it comes to auto parts this year. Here’s the latest on auto parts price increases and availability on how it could lead to another hoarding frenzy. Plus, what you can do to save money on parts.
Car Tune-Ups Have Changed.

Car Tune-Up Truths Car Owners Need to Understand Today

Here are some car tune-up truths from a popular mechanic who explains to car owners whether tune-ups are still a thing for car owners to be concerned about; how the automotive industry deliberately forces car owners to seek help from dealership service departments; and, how much you can expect to pay and why, toward maintaining your engine with a “modern” tune-up today.
The In's and Out's of Car Warranties

Avoid Voiding Your Toyota Warranty with This Important Advice on How Warranties Work and Don’t Work

If you ever replace ANY part on your Toyota with a non-OEM aftermarket part, will it void some or all of your original car warranty protection? This question and more answered by a Toyota Master mechanic who explains what you need to know to avoid voiding your car’s warranty. Plus, common things car owners do that flat-out void their car’s warranty without exception!
Dealership CPO Inspection Process

Toyota Dealership Shows What Really Happens When Previously Owned Cars Are Inspected and Certified

Thinking of buying a used car and wondering if it really is worth the extra cost (and risk) of buying a CPO (certified previously owned) vehicle? Here’s a recent video of how a previously owned vehicle should be inspected and certified before being sold to a customer. Plus---red flags on CPO cars you should definitely walk away from.
Large SUV Black Friday Deals

Black Friday SUV Winners and Losers Listed by Consumer Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest large-sized SUV’s that despite their perceived popularity, should be avoided. According to Consumer Reports car experts, here are two losers to avoid, two winners as alternative choices; and two under-the-radar gems they’ve found for this year’s Black Friday deals.