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To Update Or Not to Update?

As modern cars pass the event horizon of cost and complexity (and so, hassle) it's tempting to go retro and buy an older car - one without computers, black boxes, touchscreen inputs...

Avoid a Harvey Hooptie

As the waters recede from Houston, thousands of flooded cars will be aired out - and shipped out - to unsuspecting used car lots all over the country. Their titles as...

Tubby U.S. Toddlers Too Fat For Booster Seats

At least one out of every six children ages 1 to 6 are too beefy to fit into their child safety seats - and need extra-large "husky" seats designed for proto-Elvii....

The Rising Cost of Entry Level

There is some good news. The chief piece of it being that on an inflation-adjusted basis, the typical $15,000 or so brand-new economy car - something like a Nissan Versa ($14,830) or...

Three Things To Know About Oil Changes

You've heard the saying, your mileage may vary? The same applies to oil and filter changes, too. The intervals (time and mileage accrued) are general recommendations that may not apply in...

Pretty Flashing Brake Lights!

My pal Dom alerted me to a new annoyance - inevitably touted (and likely, soon to be mandated) as a "safety" measure: Third brake lights that flash or blink  instead of...

How to Bleed Brakes

“Bleeding” the brakes just means purging air from inside the lines, master cylinder and wheel cylinders. If the brake pedal feels spongy - especially after you’ve done brake work that involved...

Some Good News

Thanksgiving's not far off, so I thought it would be a good time to take stock of some of the good things going on in the car industry right now. For...

Reader Question: Hyperinflation/Teen Car Suggestions?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! P asks: Could you give us some advice regarding what to buy for future transportation needs given a hyperinflation scenario? Car, motorcycle, bicycle...

Road Trip … Or Moon Shot?

You don't have to be a cranky old fart to find yourself increasingly at odds with the multiplexed interfaces, mouse inputs and menus, touch screen displays and tyrannical computer "aids" that...
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