Ever have a car problem that you can’t figure out and you don’t know who to ask for help?
Even mechanics get stumped from time to time, and I’ve found that the internet usually has the answers that I’m looking for. The World Wide Web has tons of resources for all things automotive, but it isn’t always easy to navigate such a huge trough of knowledge. Thankfully the boys at Car Talk, Tom and Ray, have made it quick and easy to get your car question answered.
Car Talk’s Instant Question and Answer Service is a simple; you type in your car related question being as specific as possible with the details and hit the “Ask” button. The question will be added to a list of other questions that are cued up to scroll across the Car Talk Q&A box. Other Car Talk readers answer questions that they have personal experience with. You also have the option of receiving email notification when an answer to your question is posted.
I tried the service yesterday after frustratingly trying to fix the heater on my parents’ 2000 Honda Civic. The question I posted read:
“I have 2000 Honda Civic, 4 door, automatic transmission. The heater on this car has always worked amazingly well. Above average I would say. It has been stolen and recovered several times, and after the last theft the heater doesn’t work as well. It still puts out warm air but not hot like it used to. Took it to the dealer and they say its working just fine, but there is a definite difference. Any Ideas what could be wrong?”
I wasn’t expecting to get any responses, but with in 12 hours I received two answers. Both proposed the same fix which I hadn’t tried yet. I’m very hopeful that it will work, and I’m very impressed with the Car Talk Q&A.
No question is too dumb. Give it a try!