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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Five Winter Car Essentials

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...

How to Find a Good Body Shop

Your car's got a wrinkled fender - who are you going to get to fix it? If it's not done right, the car will look wrong - and then you won't be...

What Might That Smell Mean?

You can guesstimate with some accuracy what might be wrong with your car just by using your nose. If you're hip to what various smells suggest. Let's have a look -...

Make Winter Less Cold

If Al Gore is right, all we’d need to do is collectively rev our SUVs’ engines and the cold of winter would shoo away - or at least dial back a...

Fixing vs. Buying

One of the reasons - probably the main reason - people buy a new car is because their old car has gotten to the point that it is costing them too...

How Come Hybrids Don’t Get Great Gas Mileage?

Hybrids get pretty good - but far from great - gas mileage. The best of them - that would be Toyota's Prius - manage low-mid 50s. Most average low-mid 40s. Which is...

Irreparable Damage

You’ve heard the saying - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? True enough. But there are also things you can’t fix once broken. The car will never be quite right...

The Fixer

It's said - and it's absolutely true - that one can save a great deal of money by avoiding new cars and buying used ones instead. Thirty-plus percent (sometimes more) off...

Part-Time vs. Full Time Electric Cars

Hybrids are really part-time electric cars. They have battery packs and electric motors, like full-time electric cars - but they don't rely on them exclusively for propulsion, as a full-time electric car...

It Could be Bad . . . But Sometimes Isn’t!

A good friend of mine called me a couple of weeks ago, worried about her '92 Toyota truck. The transmission was acting up. She couldn't shift it into - or out...
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