Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Reader Question: Buying Without Seeing?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Zane asks: Hope you don't mind the asinine question, but I figured next year, wanna replace my Audi with an '80s/'90s car. Curious...

Reader Question: Two at Once?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Phillip writes: I managed to curb scrub the right rear tire of my 2013 Honda Accord, putting a small tear into the sidewall....

Reader Question: Ethyl vs. Isopropyl Alcohol?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Jon asks: Love your site, love your writing. My question is, is ethyl-alcohol as hydrophilic as isopropyl alcohol? That is, will the ethanol...

Reader Question: Diesel Pick-ups?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Kenn asks: I recently bought a house with some land on the edge of town. I am looking for an older used truck...

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...

Cleaning Up

One thing you can still do yourself is wash your car. And just as you used to be able to save a lot of money by working on your car, it’s possible...

Reader Question: ABS Light on; Safe to Drive?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Mary asks: My 2001 Chevy's "ABS" light has come and stays on; is it safe to drive my car? My reply: Sure - provided...

Are Car Dealers . . . Evil?

Is the place where you go to buy a new car a kind of Dark Church where very bad things happen? Not necessarily - and if it turns out to be so,...

How Not to Sell Your Old Car

You want a new car - or just a different car. What’s the best way to get rid of your current car? For most people, it will be the way that puts...

Gimmicks and Their Downsides

The problem with new cars is they're too good for their own good. Well, too good for the car companies trying to sell new cars. Rust has become almost a non-problem. Reliability...
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