Monday, December 16, 2019
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Cleaning Up

One thing you can still do yourself is wash your car. And just as you used to be able to save a lot of money by working on your car, it’s possible...

Reader Question: ABS Light on; Safe to Drive?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Mary asks: My 2001 Chevy's "ABS" light has come and stays on; is it safe to drive my car? My reply: Sure - provided...

Are Car Dealers . . . Evil?

Is the place where you go to buy a new car a kind of Dark Church where very bad things happen? Not necessarily - and if it turns out to be so,...

How Not to Sell Your Old Car

You want a new car - or just a different car. What’s the best way to get rid of your current car? For most people, it will be the way that puts...

Gimmicks and Their Downsides

The problem with new cars is they're too good for their own good. Well, too good for the car companies trying to sell new cars. Rust has become almost a non-problem. Reliability...

The Dangers – and Causes – of Unintentional Idling

If you don’t think your engine’s still running, you might forget to turn it off. Well, you might forget to push the ignition button off - because the engine isn’t running right...

People Aren’t Buying . . . Here’s Why

New car sales are down - again - for the seventh month in a row. Which means they've been slipping all year long so far. The last time it was this...

A Bit Less for Luca

Insurance against potential damage usually costs more in actual damage - to your wallet. The insurance company is betting on this being true. Insurance - from the perspective of the insurance company...

The Weekly Oil Change

Most cars only need their oil changed after many thousands of miles of driving. My lawn mower gets its oil changed every time I “drive” - actually, push - it. Not changed,...

Reader Question: Daily Driver “Classic” Recommends?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sean asks: Earlier this year you answered a question from me about a manual transmission car for my son to learn on (he...
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