When you apply the brakes while driving, the brake system should slow and stop straight and true. If you are experiencing any pull from your vehicle while braking, it could be any number of things that are causing the problem. Here are the usual suspects that lead to brake pull.
A vehicle is aligned to its suspension — a proper alignment offers control and stability. Daily driving can affect the alignment since roads can be rough, and can stress the shocks, springs, and the rest of the suspension. Here are some indicators that your vehicle may need an alignment: Tires exhibit uneven wear on the outside. […]
Question: I’ve got a newer Toyota minivan and I completely killed the battery a few weeks ago. While I got a new battery, my Sienna has been acting strangely ever since I killed the battery. My fuel mileage is off, and it doesn’t “feel” the same when I drive it. Did I damage my van when […]
Are your brakes squeaking, squealing, or grinding? Don’t let the problem continue! You can often make an educated guess about brake problems with your ears, as different brake problems have different noises. Here’s what you need to know.
Toyota is advising technicians to be on the look out for an unusual situation where some Toyota vehicles will have a locked steering wheel even after starting the vehicle. A message might be displayed that says a steering lock is engaged. There is no immediate safety concern, more of an annoyance.
Toyota has released a technical service bulletin for the 2013 Scion FR-S to address an abnormal noise coming from the car’s high pressure fuel pump assembly. Read on if your vehicle is making a strange noise.
Toyota has released a technical service bulletin (TSB) affecting 2010-11 Prius vehicles with a fender rattle/tick noise. This annoying noise can now be fixed by following these steps.
Toyota is recalling a small number of 2007-13 FJ Cruiser SUVs to fix auxiliary headlights that don’t comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Standards. This minor recall will be a simple replacement.
We got this question via email: Hi. I’ve got a newer Mazda and, while I love the car, there’s a rotten egg smell that I really can’t stand. I asked the dealership and they told me to try a different gas station. Any other advice you can give? Chances are, if you have this problem, […]
A reader asks: My car needs a new AC compressor, but the repair shop says they can’t warranty the new compressor unless I buy a new AC condenser to go with it. Why? Is this a trick to get me to spend more money? It’s probably not a trick, only it wouldn’t hurt to get […]