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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


The Service Advisor . . .

Selling you a car is just a prelude to selling you service. Not that there’s anything wrong with selling service - assuming you need it. But if you don’t, the mark-up...

The “Don’t Do” List

Fixing cars can be fun - or at least, satisfying (and money saving). Breaking your car - or yourself - is not fun. Here's how to avoid doing that: * Don't "fix" a problem until...

Not to Worry . . . Usually

When your car starts making a strange new noise - or emits a strange new smell - it’s not necessarily something major. The first thing to do is calm down -...

The Dangers of The “Donut”

If the government is so concerned about our “safety,” why doesn’t it require cars to have real spare tires? As you may know, most new cars don’t … because of the government. Well, because...

Six Things You Should Never Tell a Car Salesman

When buying a new car, it's usually smart to let the salesman do the talking. Whatever you do, never tell him: * That you really like the car - Ideally, let him...

Alternatives to the Tiger in Your Tank?

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...

Dead Pool II

I keep reading stories about how healthy the car industry is. If that's true, how come so many car brands have croaked recently? Since '08 at least seven have gone wheels...

It’s Not Just Gas That’s Getting Unaffordable

I got a bit of a shock today when I made the run into town to buy some oil for one of my vehicles. I use synthetic, usually Mobil 1 or...

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...

Post-Warranty Warranties . . .

The first thing to know about any car warranty is that it's basically a bet. But is it a good one . . . for you? The issuer is like the guy running...
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