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What Might That Smell Mean?

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You can guesstimate with some accuracy what might be wrong with your car just by using your nose. If you're hip to what various smells suggest. Let's have a look -...

Takata Air Bags Bad… Government Air Bags Good!

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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...

The Used Car Sweet Spot

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Buying a new car is always a bad decision - financially. It doesn't matter which brand or make or model. You will always lose money. It's just a question of how much. All...

Can They Detect Your Radar Detector… ?

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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...

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

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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

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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...

People Aren’t Buying . . . Here’s Why

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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...

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

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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 Practical Guide For Dealing With Cops

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There are two main schools of thought when it comes to dealing with a cop during a traffic stop (or "safety" checkpoint). One of them is disgustingly obsequious, unworthy of a...

Does it Ever Make Sense to Buy a New Car?

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I'll probably get in trouble. After all, I write new car reviews. Advising people not to buy new cars is not what you'd probably expect. But, here's the fulsome scurvy truth:...
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