Q: I have a 2017 Acadia. When the car is shifted into park, the dashboard shows a warning that the car is not in park! It says I can't turn off the car until the car is in park, even though it's in park.

Q: My 2008 Mustang GT shakes at around 60-65 mph when braking. The Hurst 5-speed stick shakes as well. When this is happening, the steering wheel moves from side to side.

Q: I like to do my own car maintenance, including replacing spark plugs.

Q: I have a 2007 Porsche Boxster S, which I love, but don't take out much for fear of not being able to get home.

Q: Is it OK to raise up my windshield wipers in the winter? I see people doing that sometimes, to prevent the wipers from freezing to the windshield. Will it weaken the springs over time? -- Fred

Q: What happens if you put 5 gallons of diesel fuel in a gasoline engine's fuel tank, but you don't try to start the vehicle? -- Anthony

I was reading Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck for the third time last weekend. It was published in the early 1960s, but I found it so relevant; in the sense that many of us love the thought of hitting the open road. That wanderlust simmers within us until we give…

Q: I have a 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, which runs great. But after driving approximately 15 miles or so, it starts making a roaring sound. Sometimes the open-ended wrench symbol on the dashboard comes on. But as soon as I stop and restart the car, the symbol goes away.

Q: I recently purchased a GMC 3500 with a Duramax diesel engine. Friends with diesel engine trucks are telling me of increased power and gas mileage obtained by adding aftermarket chips or tuners.

If you’re like me, you probably dread going to buy an auto as much as you dread going to the dentist. That’s not to say dentists aren’t great people, but going to one, though as necessary as buying a vehicle to get from here to there (including driving to a dental appointment) isn’t my favor…

Q: I recently purchased a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which I love. Heading eastbound (downwind), I have been known to get 50 mpg on the highway. But there's one thing about it I don't understand. While sitting in the driveway listening to the last 10 minutes of your radio show, Car Talk, I get a …

Q: I removed the gas tank from my 1995 Ford Ranger extended cab so I could replace the fuel pump. The old fuel pump inside the tank has two hoses running from it that are not connected to anything. When I install the new fuel pump, what do I do with those hoses?

Q: I removed the gas tank from my 1995 Ford Ranger extended cab so I could replace the fuel pump. The old fuel pump inside the tank has two hoses running from it that are not connected to anything. When I install the new fuel pump, what do I do with those hoses?

Q: I removed the gas tank from my 1995 Ford Ranger extended cab so I could replace the fuel pump. The old fuel pump inside the tank has two hoses running from it that are not connected to anything. When I install the new fuel pump, what do I do with those hoses?

Q: I removed the gas tank from my 1995 Ford Ranger extended cab so I could replace the fuel pump. The old fuel pump inside the tank has two hoses running from it that are not connected to anything. When I install the new fuel pump, what do I do with those hoses?

Q: I have a question about my 2003 Buick Regal. I've been a diesel mechanic for 40 years, and I'm now retired. I need to change the rack and pinion on my Buick, but I need some instructions. Every time I try to ask this question online, all I get are listings of places that sell the unit. I …

Q: I’ve always been told not to run my gas tank to empty. Not because I might get stuck, but because the fuel pump will pick up trash at the bottom of the tank and cause the filter to clog up. Is this still true? Or is it no longer true for newer models? Remember, not all of us drive newer c…

Gas prices are lower than they’ve been in years, meaning more Americans likely will take family road trips this year. And many of them will be making the journey with one or more pets in tow.

Insurance is among the costliest and most variable factors among a vehicle’s long-range ownership costs. They’re largely based upon factors like where you live, your age, marital status, credit rating and driving record. While those criteria are more or less fixed, anyone can keep their prem…

Whether you’re in the market for a new car or a used one, be sure to budget the necessary time – and cost – to register it with the state. You’ll want to accomplish this as soon as possible, as it’s illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle on public roads.