Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Tips/Advice

Tips/Advice


Before You Go Old . . .

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense - and Big Brother-ish - aspects of owning a new car. These are...

Desperate Solutions to Made-up Problems

Desperation brings out the worst in people - including engineers. But then, you can’t really fault them. The government issues its fatwas - which aren't suggestions - and it is the...

What Might That Leak (or Puddle) Mean?

It's a little odd to think of it this way, but cars and people are both machines, with systems (circulatory, cooling, hydraulic)  . . .  and when either leak, it's cause...

Know Your Tire

The invention of the wheel was a pretty big deal - rolling stuff being a lot easier than carrying (or pushing or dragging) it. The invention of tires was the next great...

Does it Ever Make Sense to Buy a New Car?

I'll probably get in trouble. After all, I write new car reviews. Advising people not to buy new cars is not what you'd probably expect. But, here's the fulsome scurvy truth:...

What The Car Salesman Won’t Tell You

Car salesmen are... salesmen. Their job is to sell you stuff. Whether you need it or not. Here are some things you don't need - and some things you need to know...

Chilling Out. . . Before it Gets Hot!

Air conditioning has become standard equipment because there's no longer an alternative way to cool off the passenger cabin. Cars used to come standard with under-dash vents you could open up...

On the Merits of Ugly Cars

Remember that song about making an ugly woman your wife so as to be happy for the rest of your life? It applies to cars just as much. Like the pretty girls, everyone...

Anyone Remember. . . ?

Time passes - things change. Here's a quick look at some of those things, for instance: Once upon a time, you had two car keys - one to unlock the doors,...

Worst New Car “Safety” Features

Some of you might remember the '90s sci-fi flick, Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone and portrayed a future world obsessed with "safety." That's our reality, today. If you've seen the movie,...
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