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In military lingo, "kit" refers to "a set of articles or equipment needed for a specific purpose." Such as not being helpless if your vehicle stops working - or moving -...

Reader Question: Replacing Both Tires?

Here's the latest reader question, along with  my reply! Dave asks: I popped a curb last week and it tore my driver's side rear tire on the sidewall. Went to a tire...

Premature vs. “Planned” Obsolescence

You may have heard the term, planned obsolescence. It refers to the policy of General Motors (and others) back in the '50s and '60s to egg-on the purchase of new cars...

The Methuselean Manual

Manual transmissions are interesting things in that they are probably one of the last things about moden cars that haven’t been turned into electronic things. They are still essentially mechanical things -...

Reader Question: Aftermarket Alternatives?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Mike asks: I've got a cracked (plastic) headlight that won't pass state safety inspection in my state. The dealer wants an obnoxious sum...

Reader Question: Transit vs. Transit?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Karl asks: I have had a 1999 Suburban for the past 10 years and the engine just went out on me at 290K...

Reader Question: Keep the ’19 Taco – or Buy the ’20 Land Cruiser?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Greg writes: My lease for a 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro runs out in February. I was going to buy it out because of...

AWD Extraneous

Advertising can be described as the art of selling people that which they don’t really need by convincing them of its urgent necessity. All-wheel-drive is an excellent for-instance. Something like two-thirds of all...

Some Semantics

When language is misused, people tend to get confused. And, misled. One example of this is the way "4WD" is now being regularly used to describe that which isn't. Or rather, wasn't -...

Reader Question: Ticking Liftered Yukon?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Steve asks: I have a 2001 Yukon Denali 6.0L and 92,101 miles on it. I have a recent ticking in the engine. Took...
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