Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Bug Out Buggies

If things get bad, you will probably want to stay put - if where you are when things go bad is a relatively safe area. But what if you need to...

Cat Con Snatching

When they first appeared in the mid-'70s, gearheads in search of more power wanted to get rid of catalytic converters and often replaced them with sections of straight-through tubing - the...

A Muscular Battery For Your Muscle Car

There are two battery-related challenges to owning an old muscle car. First, the old beasts can be hard to start - especially if the engine is a big V-8 with high...

Avoid a Harvey Hooptie

As the waters recede from Houston, thousands of flooded cars will be aired out - and shipped out - to unsuspecting used car lots all over the country. Their titles as...

Don’t Ever Do This….

Owner's manuals are like "Moby Dick" - we might have a copy someplace, but few of us ever made it through the whole thing. For those who didn't, here's a short...

Garage OPSEC

If you're a gearhead, you've probably got a lot of stuff in your garage. Expensive stuff. Collectible cars. Bikes. Tools and equipment. There might be more value in your garage than...

Politically Incorrect Teenager Driver Tips

What type of car is a good choice for a teenaged driver? I get asked this a lot. Everyone's got an opinion. Here's mine: * Avoid giving your teen an underpowered car. This may...

Practical Winter Driving Tips

It's that time of year - almost. You will likely be reading - and hearing - about how to make the best of it when the flakes begin to fall. I won't recycle...

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...

What to Do if You Own an “Affected” VW Diesel?

A worried owner of a diesel-powered VW wrote to ask me whether he ought to accept the buy back offer announced last week (read more about that here) or keep the...
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