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.
Category: Maintenance & Repairs
Toyota Recalls 2007-13 FJ Cruiser – Bright Auxiliary Headlights
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.
Why Does My Car Smell Like Rotten Eggs? (And How Do I Fix It?)
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, […]
Ask AAA – Why Do I Have To Replace The Compressor AND The Condenser In My A/C System?
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 […]
Ask AAA – Toyota Rav4 A/C Problem
A reader writes: I had the defroster unit replaced in my 07′ Toyota Rav 4 a few months ago. The dealership removed the entire front panel of the vehicle interior to replace the unit. It was very expensive, and just 3-4 weeks later on our first warm day AC is only blowing hot air out […]
Tire Dressing 101 – All You Ever Wanted To Know About Tire Shine
When it comes to making a car stand out from the crowd, tire dressing is one of the “little things” that can make a big difference. However, tire dressing isn’t as simple as it seems. There are different types of dressing available with different finishes, and some of the dressings even help to protect your […]
When To Replace Wiper Blades
Until you’re driving in inclement weather, it’s easy to forget about replacing your windshield wiper blades. In fact, windshield wiper maintenance is one of the most neglected tasks involved with car ownership today. But bad weather is hazardous enough without delaying your reaction time because you can’t see the road or obstructions, so don’t let yourself […]
Choosing and Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades – DIY Tips
When it’s time to change your windshield wiper blades, you have a couple of options. You can have them replaced when you take your car in for its next oil change. You’ll pay more for the service than if you replace them yourself, but if you want to avoid the hassle of choosing and installing […]
To Change or NOT to Change Transmission Fluid
The average automatic transmission is quite possibly one of the most complicated components on any vehicle. It also happens to the one of the most stressed components on the average vehicle, thanks in large part to the constant use and abuse it takes on a regular basis. Dozens of mechanical, hydraulic and electronic components work […]
Why is My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light On?
If you haven’t run over anything pointy, and if your tires are in good shape, a “low tire pressure warning” light can be a bit of a mystery. While your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is designed to warn your whenever your tires have are 20% or more below pressure, it’s not always reliable. Since […]