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Tips/Advice


The Big Two

Well, they're still using the Dodge Brothers in ads. But they're hired actors - like shopping mall Santas. It's an Italian-run operation now. Chrysler no longer exists. It's Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now - the...

Alternatives to the Tiger in Your Tank?

Instead of putting a "tiger in your tank," how about squeezing gas from a cow? Either can power your car; but one is homegrown  - and entirely renewable.  Bio-gas is methane produced from...

What’s in Your Toolbox?

A garage full of tools  is a beautiful thing, but not everyone has a garage - or the money to spend on a full array of tools. Or even needs them. But having...

The Car Log

One of the first things I do after I buy a vehicle is buy a small spiral-bound notebook (spiral-bound because a pen or pencil fits nicely in the binding.) On the...

Five Things to Consider Before You Buy a New Car

Never buy a car on looks alone. A sexy shell may hide a rough ride - or seats that make your back ache after 15 minutes of driving. Just as you'd (hopefully) take...

Five Must-Do Summer Checks

Warm weather is here - almost - at last. Is your car ready? * Check the tires - People know about keeping track of tread depth but sometimes forget to examine their vehicle's tires...

Are you ready if gas goes up to $4 per gallon?

Right now, unleaded regular's hovering around $2.70 per gallon - high, but manageable. What if it goes back up to over $3 per gallon - or even $4 - which we...

Unintended Acceleration: Not Just Toyota’s Problem

Don't blame Toyota for run-amok Corollas. The main problem Toyota owners are dealing with - loose or out of adjustment floor mats that jam the gas pedal down - can happen with...

Toyota Announces $1 billion Settlement

The Justice Department is set to announce as soon as Wednesday a billion-dollar agreement with Toyota to settle a federal probe of the automaker's handling of customer complaints related to unintended...

Which Matters More: Reputation or Warranty Coverage?

Two of the factors most people consider when shopping for a new car are its overall reputation for quality and reliability (as well as that of the company which built it)...
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