Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Oil Change Pratfalls

Changing a car’s oil is pretty simple - so it’s surprising it gets done wrong so often. Sometimes, by “professionals”  . . . who actually aren’t. See that part above about “simple.” Many places...

Know Your Cop

Traffic cops are becoming ever more dangerous to our wallets - and all-too-often, our persons. Since we can't properly defend ourselves against their depredations, avoidance is therefore becoming all the more...

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...

Thank Uncle For The New (and $40k) COP-Spec Taurus SHO

It's getting harder to pick out cop cars in a crowd - and very soon, it's going to get much harder still. Also, a lot more expensive for us - ticket-wise...

Guerrilla Car Buying

It’s never been easier to buy a new car; the harder part is not paying too much for it. "Easy" financing obscures how much you’re really paying, by spreading out the...

“No Scheduled Maintenance Needed!” . . and Other Vile Lies

One way that car companies attract business is by advertising that their vehicles are low-maintenace and - sometimes - no maintenance. This sounds too good to be true and - as...

The Cheap Drive

I wrote the other day about stepping off the debt escalator. About the freedom that comes with not having to make payments. Car payments in particular. For every dollar you pay,...

Avoiding Problems With Newish Cars

You might be thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid having to deal with some of the things that come with new cars, like it or not...

SkyDiving Without a Parachute

Given how expensive traffic tickets are, it’s amazing so many people won’t buy a good radar detector. Unlike the car you’re driving, it actually is an investment - and not just...

Trannies . . .

Well, no - it’s not what you thought. This column isn’t about Caitlyn (nee Bruce) Jenner. It is about your car’s transmission. About pros - and cons. And about how to...
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