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Reader Question: Tenders and Chargers?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  M asks: Hi, I have been shopping for a battery maintainer. So far, I have about settled on the NOCO Genius 5 (or...

Ethanol Assault

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Remember those '80s-era PSAs that warned, "this is your brain on drugs" - cue video of an egg frying in a pan? Well, here's your old car's engine on ethanol. I...

Worst New Car “Safety” Features

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Some of you might remember the '90s sci-fi flick, Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone and portrayed a future world obsessed with "safety." That's our reality, today. If you've seen the movie,...

New Car “Buyers” . . .

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Who can afford to spend $30,000 - the average purchase price paid as of 2013 - on a new car? The answer is ... very few. Most new car "buyers" are in fact debtors....

Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter . . .

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A reader asked me about dealing with the known-to-be-dangerous - the defective - air bag in her vehicle. Since there are more than 40 million vehicles "affected," her questions - and...

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...

Alternatives to the Tiger in Your Tank?

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Instead of putting a "tiger in your tank," how about squeezing gas from a cow? Either can power your car; but one is homegrown  - and entirely renewable.  Bio-gas is methane produced from...

Reader Question: What is the One Thing to Avoid?

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Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kasey asks: You've written several columns about questionable new car features but I'm wondering whether one stands out above the rest - and...

Modern Car Knowledge

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If you haven't been under the hood of a new-ish car lately - or (just as important) read one of their owner's manuals - here are a few things to know...

Odds and Ends

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Ever wonder why muscle cars - and RWD performance cars generally - suck in the snow? It's not the rear-wheel-drive so much that leaves you spinning your wheels. It's the tires. They're wide...
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