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Tips/Advice


Reader Question: American-Made Hybrids?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Patrick asks: What's your best recommendation for an American-made hybrid? I've been eying the Chevy Malibu to replace my Prius because I want...

Quadrajet Metering Rod Trick

One of the more intimidating aspects of tuning a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor is getting the air horn back on without damaging the primary metering road assembly, which must be seated as...

The Mysteries of Mechanical Fuel Delivery

If you’re under 40 and thinking about buying a car that’s older than you are, there are some things you may not know about -  but will need to learn about...

Reader Question: Using EV as Battery in Emergency?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Doug asks: Assume that you have your fully charged electric car at home in the garage and the electric grid is down and...

Reader Question: Running Without Air Cleaner Lid?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Stuart asks: Back in the day, I used to flip the air cleaner to get a performance boost. Your thoughts on doing this...

The New Service Schedule

Every car has a service schedule - based on miles or months, whichever occurs first. Something else may occur first, though - like a “peaceful” protest in your town. Or a...

Reader Question: Intermittent Starting Issue?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Derrick asks: I know you're into classic Pontiacs so I figured you'd be the guy to ask about a problem I'm having with...

Reader Question: Parking Brake Doesn’t Hold?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Bret asks: My parking brake engages but it doesn't hold the car, which I discovered the other day when it rolled back after...

Reader Question: Diesel Hybrids?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Chris asks: I've often wondered why no one has ever put together a diesel hybrid. Wouldn't this result in a car that averaged...

Reader Question: Worth Fixing?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply:  Tom asks: I have an '02 Accord with a dead transmission; the shop (which I trust) says it can install a rebuilt unit...
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