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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Takata Air Bags Bad… Government Air Bags Good!

Probably the most interesting thing about the (can't help myself) exploding Takata air bag scandal is the doublethink it exposes. On the one hand, we are told - in the literal/parental sense...

Things You Should Never Do (When Working on a Car)

A good mechanic often has the scars to prove it. My friend Tim - a professional mechanic with years of experience - just acquired a new one the other day. While...

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...

Avoid a Harvey Hooptie

As the waters recede from Houston, thousands of flooded cars will be aired out - and shipped out - to unsuspecting used car lots all over the country. Their titles as...

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...

Can They Detect Your Radar Detector… ?

The article I wrote a few weeks back about the value of buying (and using) a radar detector (https://ericpetersautos.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15792) prompted several replies pointing out that in Virginia and DC -  where...

The Ancient Debate: To Buy New . . . Or Used?

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a new car. . . and just as many good reasons to buy a used one. Also, there are some not-so-great things about buying...

The Cheap Drive

I wrote the other day about stepping off the debt escalator. About the freedom that comes with not having to make payments. Car payments in particular. For every dollar you pay,...

On the Merits of Ugly Cars

Remember that song about making an ugly woman your wife so as to be happy for the rest of your life? It applies to cars just as much. Like the pretty girls, everyone...

SkyDiving Without a Parachute

Given how expensive traffic tickets are, it’s amazing so many people won’t buy a good radar detector. Unlike the car you’re driving, it actually is an investment - and not just...
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