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Tips/Advice


When is it Not Worth Fixing?

Machines fail. Cars are machines. Eventually, they fail - or put more precisely, their systems eventually begin to wear out. Stuff starts to go wrong. Then, it starts to go wrong...

Stolen Valor 4×4

Have you heard about Stolen Valor? It’s when a guy who spent a year or two working as The Army Guy in a Village People cover band claims he did "three...

Avoiding The Ethanol Blues

Ethanol-laced "gas" (10 percent ethanol today, 15 percent soon) isn't all bad. Just mostly bad. It reduces fuel economy noticeably (because there's less energy in a gallon of 90 percent gas plus 10...

Worst Car Design Trends

Looks may be in the eye of the beholder - we can argue about the aesthetic appeal of the Pontiac Aztek all day long without anyone proving they're right - or...

Car Buying Tips You May Not Have Heard About

Search around the Net and you'll find page after page of car-buying tips; many are good - some you may already know. Here are a few that you might not have...

Odds and Ends

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...

What’s in Your Toolbox?

A garage full of tools  is a beautiful thing, but not everyone has a garage - or the money to spend on a full array of tools. Or even needs them. But having...

Oil Change Intervals Changing: What You Should Know

It may not be necessary to change your vehicle's oil and filter as often as you once did. Recommended service intervals have been increasing over the past few years from as...

Moore’s Law as Applied to Cars

Moore's law applies to cars, too. Ok, the pace of change is not quite as rapid - but it has upticked tremendously over the past 20 years. Even more so over...

Fixing Modern Cars

Probably the single biggest impediment to doing DIY work on a late-model car is the space issue - getting at the engine, being able to reach the part that needs attention....
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