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The “Hurricane Special”

Over the next few months, there will be a large number of flood-damaged cars coming onto the used car market. They'll be thoroughly cleaned up and rehabbed to look ok at...

Service 101: Manual Transmission Fluid (Lube) Change

Most people know it's important to regularly change their car's oil - the engine's oil, that is. But many forget (or just don't know) that it's as important - for the...

Are you ready if gas goes up to $4 per gallon?

Right now, unleaded regular's hovering around $2.70 per gallon - high, but manageable. What if it goes back up to over $3 per gallon - or even $4 - which we...

Sometimes They’re Easy to Fix… and Sometimes Not!

Contrary to conventional wisdom, maintaining a modern car isn’t always hard. Sometimes, it’s easier than working on an older car. It depends on which car you’re working on. Or, truck. Some of you already know...

Plastic Not-So-Fantastic

I miss glass headlights. They didn't yellow and haze over like a 90- year-old man's rheumy eyes - like modern plastic headlight "assemblies" always do after just three or four years. Then...

Hyundai Sued by The Illiterate

Hyundai Motors is the target of a lawsuit - possibly, a class action lawsuit - because one of its customers can't read. Louis Bird of Sacramento, CA bought a 2011 Elantra...

The Slightly Not New Car … its Pros and Cons

One way to get a discount on a new car is to buy one that isn’t exactly. These are dealer demonstrator cars - demos, in the lingo of the car business. Most...

Oil Change Caveats

Is it once very 3,000 - or once every 10,000? The articles one finds online try very hard to be definitive - which is why they're often inaccurate. For example, I...

Tata vs. Uncle

We may soon have access to affordable new cars once more - if Uncle will allow it. Tata Motors - a major automaker in India - recently announced plans to bring...

Rims and MPGs

One of the teeth-aching disconnects of our time is the feigned obsession with MPGs on the one hand - and the very real obsession with huge wheels (and tires) on the...
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