Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


RWD, FWD, AWD or 4WD?

What's the best set-up for winter-weather driving? Or just driving, generally? Is it rear-wheel-drive? Front-wheel-drive? All-wheel-drive? Or four-wheel-drive?  Here are some of the the pros and cons of each: * Four-wheel-drive (4WD) - This system...

How to Find a Good Body Shop

Your car's got a wrinkled fender - who are you going to get to fix it? If it's not done right, the car will look wrong - and then you won't be...

Signs That Car You’re Looking At Might Be a POS

No one wants to step into automotive doggie doo-do. It's much harder to get rid of a crappy car than it is to wipe crap off your shoe, after all. More expensive,...

Diesel Pros… and Cons

Diesel-powered vehicles are making a big comeback - no surprise given renewed buyer interest in high-efficiency, long-life vehicles. But like gas-burners, diesels have their downsides as well as their upsides. Here's a...

Tubby U.S. Toddlers Too Fat For Booster Seats

At least one out of every six children ages 1 to 6 are too beefy to fit into their child safety seats - and need extra-large "husky" seats designed for proto-Elvii....

So you got a speeding ticket . . .

Most people either just send in the fine - or go to court and make no real attempt to bob and weave their way out of a speeding ticket. Cattle do the...

GM Cars That Deserved to Live

Sometimes, the best comes last - and not in the nick of time. The Studebaker Avanti was one of these. Styled by automotive legend Raymond Loewy, the 1964 Avanti was a last-ditch...

Keep it … or Ditch it?

A solid-running used car - a paid-for car - is almost as good as gold these days. Unlike new cars - whose value drops almost as soon as you sign the...

Can They Detect Your Radar Detector… ?

The article I wrote a few weeks back about the value of buying (and using) a radar detector (https://ericpetersautos.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15792) prompted several replies pointing out that in Virginia and DC -  where...

Don’t think you need a radar detector?

It's been almost exactly two years since I bought my V1 radar detector. It's also been almost exactly two years since I last got a speeding ticket. Coincidence? More like a reprieve. No longer...
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