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Tips/Advice


Oil Alert For Older Cars

In order to comply with federal requirements that key emissions control components on new cars such as catalytic converters work (and can be warranted to work)  for at least 120,000 miles...

Car Maintenance You Can Still Do Yourself

Is it harder - or easier - to work on "new" cars? Many people have been intimidated  into submission - and don't even check their car's fluids anymore. This is too bad...

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...

Shops That Take You For a Ride….

Perhaps the most stressful thing about taking a car in for service is not the prospect of a big bill - it's the prospect of being taken for a ride. How can...

Some Used vs. New Car Buying Pros and Cons

Buying a used car can make a lot of financial sense - with a few clauses and caveats: * Higher interest rates on used car loans - and shorter loan periods...

The Electric Car Imbroglio is About to Get Even More Expensive…

In just a few months from now, it will be $2,500 easier to "buy" a new electric car. I put "buy" in quotes because in fact, other people will be paying...

If Things Are So Swell . . .

A canary may have just keeled over. Not in the coal mine - but in the stock market. Shares of Ford - healthiest of the Big Three automakers - are down...

“Safe” Today . . . But How About Next Month?

Do state-mandated "safety" inspections ensure a "safe" car? On the day of the inspection, sure. The tires are ok, the brakes check out. Fine. But what about next week? And six months down...

Avoiding a Louisiana U Boat

Something you don’t want may be floating your way soon. Well, it probably won’t actually float there. More likely, a truck will carry it there. To a used car lot near you...

Reader Question: Keep Jeep?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Joe asks: My question regards a 2003 Jeep grand Cherokee. I bought it used a few years ago with 122,000 miles on it....
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