Doug Brauner

A black truck blows through an intersection as reporter Doug Brauner was about to step into the crosswalk during a live television report. (credit: CBS)

Alleged DUI Driver Blows Through Intersection During Live Report On Crosswalk Safety

A live morning television report on crosswalk safety almost turned tragic as an alleged drunk driver failed to stop and burned rubber through an intersection just as the reporter was about to cross the street as a California Highway Patrol officer looked on.


Mechanical Mistakes

Car Czar

Car Czar Doug Brauner was in the studio today! First he revealed the top 3 biggest mistakes that mechanics make, then he rolled in the Car Czar Show set to tackle viewer car issues, and […]



Doug The Car Czar

Do you like the new Honda hybrid? Or is the Nissan Leaf the best fit for your life? The Car Czar Doug Brauner took a peek this morning at the top-selling green-powered vehicles and helps […]


Car Czar – Best Family Car?

It happens dozens of times every week. Someone asks Doug Brauner, The Car Czar, what’s the best all-around, family-friendly car. This morning was in Tracy with his top 5 picks, with a certain “Mommy” twist.


On Cars, Cal, a TV show, and YOU.

What a 3 months it’s been. As evidenced by my lack of blogging, one could have easily concluded that too many medium-rare steaks had finally caused my demise, or, as it turns out,  that I […]


The Car Czar

It’s heavily advertised and more than 30% cheaper than the gas we’re currently buying. So what IS the deal with E85 gasoline? Who can use it? Can any car run on it? And WHY is […]


Is the Odor We All Love Actually the Smell of Death?

It’s an internet runor that a lot of us have received. In fact, I actually had it recently dropped in my own inbox. The subject line was ominous, to be sure—and it goes like this: […]


Car Czar – Keeping Kids Safe In The Car

Car seat regulations can be so confusing and overwhelming for parents that they often end up “doing the best they can.” But, is a parent’s “best try” really good enough to protect the life of […]


Car Czar: Gas Savings, New Car Smell And Viewer Questions

The late night infomercials are relentless. It seems everyone has a solution for some secret strategy to save gas, but only is you buy THEIR product! Does any of this stuff really work? Well actually…the […]


Doug The Car Czar

How’s your car doing? It was Car Czar to the rescue! See what kinds of problems our viewers had this morning — and Doug was able to help with.