Big or small?

Q&A with Sharon Peters

Q:

Bigger tires or smaller tires for a new SUV I’m buying? It can go either way. I won’t be off-roading or anything like that. What’s your preference?

A:

Smaller. They’re better from a fuel-economy perspective, and they’re almost always quieter. They cost less, too.

Q:

My brakes feel a lot “less firm” than they used to. My husband says that’s normal because the car is three years old. Should I worry?

A:

Please check to make sure your brake fluid level is OK. If it’s low, that’s an easy fix. If that’s not the issue, get it checked for a brake line obstruction.

© CTW Features What’s your question? Sharon Peters would like to hear about what’s on your mind when it comes to caring for, driving and repairing your vehicle. Email Sharon@ctwfeatures.com.