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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra, and there is a problem with the brake pedal. Occasionally, when I'm waiting at a traffic light, the brake pedal goes down about a half-inch or more, as if there is a loss of vacuum (doesn’t go all the way to the floor). Have you ever heard of this occurring?

Paul from Nashville, TN

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Ol’ Man Winter has arrived, so it’s time to talk about some common winter-related automotive mechanical failures and how to avoid them to save time, aggravation and money. And most importantly, keep you safe. 

 

Drivetrain Abuse

Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

Pet Connection Needs Your Immediate Support!

This puppy and countless others like him have been saved thanks to the work done every day at Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and urgent care animal shelter in Marilla. Every year, hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens, puppies and other animals are nursed to health and adopted to a loving home thanks to this shelter.

How can you help? Please show your holiday spirit by purchasing tickets to the shelter’s Holiday Dinner Dance & Auction from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. In addition to plenty of food and a huge auction featuring more than 100 prizes, guests will be entertained by Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band. One lucky guest will also win a door prize featuring four one-day Disney hopper passes valued at $544!

McKinley Mall Open 'til 11 p.m. on Black Friday

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Contrary to prior reports that it would close at 9 p.m., the McKinley Mall is in fact open until 11 p.m. on "Black Friday," November 24, and every Friday throughout the year. 

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I recently drove through a huge puddle of water. The car made it through the puddle but shut down afterwards. I own a 2003 Mercedes c240 with low mileage. All the lights turn on and everything works when I put the key in the ignition, but the car won't start. Any thoughts?

Steven from Jacksonville, FL

Look for Black Friday Bargains in Hamburg Area

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Channel 2 On Your Side’s resident Ways 2 Save big game bargain hunter Matt Granite has prepared a powerful array of tools for you to track down and land the biggest and best Black Friday bargains, including jaw-dropping deals at the following Hamburg-area retailers:

- Best Buy

- Bon-Ton

- Dick’s Sporting Goods

- Home Depot

- JC Penney

- JoAnn Stores

- Kohl’s

- Lowe’s

- Macy’s

- Office Max

- Old Navy

- Sears

Go to the Shop Ready page and click on Find It Fast for a list of all the stores in Western New York that have Black Friday bargains Matt has pre-screened for you.

The Shop Ready page features: