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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


The Weekly Oil Change

Most cars only need their oil changed after many thousands of miles of driving. My lawn mower gets its oil changed every time I “drive” - actually, push - it. Not changed,...

Insurance Savings Accounts?

Let's accept - for a moment - the core argument that's typically trotted out in support of forcing people to buy car insurance: You might hurt someone or cause damage to someone...

New Things to Know About New Cars

You've heard of Moore's Law? Applied to computers, it states that processing power doubles - roughly - every two years. A similar law - not yet named - arguably applies to new...

A Tougher Case to Make. . .

Is it still a good idea - from an economic point-of-view - to buy a diesel-powered car? The answer’s no longer as clearcut as it used to be, when the answer was...

Oversold New Car Features

There isn't a new car on the market that hasn't already got all the basics covered. And then some. It's hard to find a new car - any new car - that isn't...

Your Car Passed… But That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean it’s Safe to Drive

I've got a friend who owns a car repair shop. He's an officially authorized state safety inspector. The guy who goes over your vehicle and gives you a sticker (well, after...

Keeping It On The Road

Most of us would like our vehicles to last a long time - and cost us as little money as possible during that time. Here are a few tips toward that end: * If...

The Four-Wheeled FRN

A used car is an unknown car. Even with receipts it’s hard to know for sure whether required maintenance was done - and done correctly. That second part being the intangible part. A...

Bad Advice For Your Teenaged Driver

More evidence that the American Automobile Association (AAA) ought to have its license revoked comes in the form of “summer safety tips” offered to teenaged drivers from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic...

Bugs…

New cars aren't necessarily problem-free cars. The 2015 Mini Cooper press car I've got this week has developed some hiccups. Not "it's broke, let's fix it" hardware issues. Intermittent software weirdness. Last night, the wife and...
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