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Reader Question: Two at Once?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Phillip writes: I managed to curb scrub the right rear tire of my 2013 Honda Accord, putting a small tear into the sidewall....

Reader Question: Intermittent Starting Issue?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Derrick asks: I know you're into classic Pontiacs so I figured you'd be the guy to ask about a problem I'm having with...

Gas Saving Reality Check

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Everyone's jumping on the "how to save gas" bandwagon - understandably. It's on everyone's mind. But that doesn't mean you ought to believe everything you read. For instance, there's the bogus: *...

Five Winter Car Essentials

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What's the best car for winter driving? It's one of those questions with no one size-fits-all answer. But I'll tell you what I think makes for a good winter car: * It's older...

What The Car Salesman Won’t Tell You

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Car salesmen are... salesmen. Their job is to sell you stuff. Whether you need it or not. Here are some things you don't need - and some things you need to know...

Making it Last . . . So as to not Have to Spend

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A great way to save money is to not spend it - contrary to the usual advertising mantra. And a great way to not have to spend money is by doing...

A Tale of Two Idles

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Before there were computers in cars, all it took to adjust the engine idle speed was a screwdriver and five minutes or so. You turned in - or out - a screw...

“Gas Hogs”?

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It's taken as gospel that pre-modern cars, especially those made in America, and particularly those with big V8s, were "gas hogs." But were they, really? And are new cars as fuel-efficient as advertised? The answer...

Easy to Do . . . But Easy to Forget to Do

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Most people - not just car people - know about air and oil filters - and that both need to be changed every so often. But how many people even think about...

Tata vs. Uncle

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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...
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