Monday, September 25, 2017
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Accidents Happen . . . Are You Ready?

The thing about accidents, of course, is they're unpredictable. They just kind of happen - usually at a time (and in a place) that's not convenient. They are also stressful -...

The Good – and the Bad – About New Cars

Just like our marriages, nothing's perfect about cars - whether they are new cars or old cars. Here are a few things about new cars that are both good and bad: Tire...

Comfortably Afford – vs. “Afford”

How much can you afford to spend? This is the first thing and the most important thing you should think about before you get serious about shopping for a car - whether new...

Bad Advice For Your Teenaged Driver

More evidence that the American Automobile Association (AAA) ought to have its license revoked comes in the form of “summer safety tips” offered to teenaged drivers from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic...

Parts isn’t Parts . . . Anymore

What good is a car that could last for 20 years without major work if the minor parts you need to keep it running become unavailable after as little as ten...

Avoiding Underhood Quackery

Cows walk willingly up the ramp to get that knock on the head. It is wise not to follow their example when it comes to getting your car fixed. And - it's...

Latest Reader Qs (7/8/17)

Here are the latest reader Questions - and my Answers: J Rodney writes: Is Flex Fuel good or bad for extending long term engine life? I am specifically concerned about whether to use occasionally,...

Before You Go Old . . .

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense - and Big Brother-ish - aspects of owning a new car. These are...

Servicing the Semi-Retired Car

New cars come with maintenance schedules that give you time/mileage intervals for things like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation and so on. Follow these recommendations and - assuming a decent/sound car to...

A Great Time to Buy a Used Car . . . But Not Because...

You might want to buy a used car while they’re cheap - but not just because they’re cheap. And cheap they are. Because of unprecedented desperation tactics to sell new cars - including under-bid...
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