Click_and_Clack
by By Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on May 28th, 2013
 Dear Tom and Ray:   I recently needed to replace my brakes, and the shop sold me on ceramic brake pads. The pads have a lifetime warranty, which is very appealing. I also was told that ceramic pads wil... read more
by By Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on May 21st, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   I have a 2005 Subaru WRX STI with 106,000 miles, and it is time to replace the timing belt. The Subaru dealer will do the job for $1,800, but I found an independent garage that will do the job f... read more
by By Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on May 13th, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   I read somewhere that you started out with a garage that people could go to and work on their own cars. I've often thought that I would like to start a shade-tree garage where people like myself... read more
by By Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on May 6th, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   Back in the '80s, when there wasn't anywhere he knew of to take used oil for recycling, my dad started pouring it into a 55-gallon drum in the garage. Not just oil, but anything sort of like it:... read more
by By Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on April 22nd, 2013
  Dear Tom and Ray:   There once was a black plastic thingamajig hanging under the front end of our Mercury Grand Marquis, right behind the front bumper. We could almost always hear it scrape against concrete ... read more
by By Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on April 15th, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   I'm looking to resolve a brake discussion between me and my dad. Do you think you two can help? My car is a 1996 Honda Accord, four-cylinder, five-speed. I understand that the emergency brake is... read more
by Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on April 1st, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   I have a dilemma. My retirement dream has always been to purchase some type of vehicle to travel in and live out of for extended periods of time. I always thought I would get a small RV or campe... read more
by Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on March 20th, 2013
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 holding up the dipstick so you could see it: "Sir,... read more
by Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on March 4th, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   Bonehead move on my part: While changing the oil for the first time in my 2005 Toyota Sienna van, I could not locate what looked like a normal oil drain plug. So, I ended up draining out the tra... read more
by Tom and Ray Magliozzi :: posted in Click and Clack on February 22nd, 2013
Dear Tom and Ray:   Recently I was driving my 2001 Ford Focus in cold weather on I-70 in the mountains west of Denver. There are two long, steep grades (10-15 miles at 7 percent to 8 percent) on either side of the ... read more
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