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What to “Invest” in . . .

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If you invest in something, the expectation is you'll get a return - as in of money. Cars (and trucks) typically cost you money; i.e., they depreciate. For that reason, to...

Making it Last . . . So as to not Have to Spend

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A great way to save money is to not spend it - contrary to the usual advertising mantra. And a great way to not have to spend money is by doing...

How Long is a “Lifetime”?

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How long does "lifetime" transmission fluid last? As long as the life of your transmission. It's just likely to be a shorter life, if you never change the fluid. If that seems...

A Measure of the Obsolescing

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Once upon a time, the car industry was accused of planning obsolescence - i.e., designing cars to be replaced, ideally as soon (and as often) as possible. The accusation was true,...

Gas Mileage Myopia?

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Gas mileage is a consideration, often important when the price of gas doubles as a result of political considerations - such as the current attempt to make driving a non-electric car...

Blue Haze

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All car engines burn oil.  That being the correct term, rather than "use"  - which isn't. It’s an inevitability arising from the fact that they are designed to. Lubrication being necessary to keep...

“Good Ideas” . . . and Maybe Not So Much

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It would be idiotic to argue that the dual reservoir master cylinder is a bad idea; that it was better to have a simpler, single reservoir master cylinder - as most...

The “Free” 32 Point Inspection

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One of the oldest tricks used to sell people things is to offer them something for "free." And one of the best examples of this bait-and-switch is the "free" 32 Point...

What to Know About Going Old . . . Before You Do!

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Really old cars are becoming popular again - not so much because they are collectible but rather because they are practical. Some are capable of exceeding the highest-mileage figures posted by any...

Reader Question: Older Trucks?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Cliff asks: I heard just a minute of your conversation with Bryan Hyde today and was very impressed with your comments regarding older...
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