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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Try Not To Get All Fired Up . . .

Forget about the American Express card - there are more important things the classic car owner should never leave home without. A portable fire extinguisher. Do you have one for your antique/special...

Reader Question: Dry Gas?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Robert asks: What, exactly, is "dry" gas? And what does it do? My reply: "Dry" gas isn't gas - it's actually a generic term for...

Dealing With Roadside Emergencies

I know cars - and how to fix cars (sometimes)...  but my wife doesn't. Probably a lot of families are "mixed" like this. It does my wife no good to know I...

What’s Next? Airbags for Pedestrians…

The air bag thing is about to get really out of hand. And really, really expensive. Apparently, it's not enough that most cars now have four (or six) air bags inside. Volvo...

Moore’s Law as Applied to Cars

Moore's law applies to cars, too. Ok, the pace of change is not quite as rapid - but it has upticked tremendously over the past 20 years. Even more so over...

Did You Know . . . ?

As with software (and hardware) every now and again, it's necessary to do an update. Same goes for automotive knowledge. Maybe a better term would be conventional wisdom. Things change -...

Random Shop Tips

The longer you do a thing, the more ways you figure out to do that thing. Sometimes, you figure out a way to do it better, or make it easier on...

Car Costs You Can (And Should) Avoid

The best expenses are those you can skip. Here are several ways to save money you don't have to spend on your car: *"Premium" gasoline - I italicize the word for a reason. It's...

Things You Should Never Do (When Working on a Car)

A good mechanic often has the scars to prove it. My friend Tim - a professional mechanic with years of experience - just acquired a new one the other day. While...

The Return of the Triple

You may have noticed the general downsizing trend that's going on under the hood. V-8s gave way to sixxes - and sixxes, to fours. Now, it's down to three. For the first time...
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