Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Tips/Advice


Blood in the Water

I wrote a couple weeks ago (see here) about the ignition switch fiasco being the equivalent, for GM, of Titanic's hitting the iceberg. A likely mortal wound. That it might now...

Roll-up windows work just fine for me!

I have two "modern" vehicles - a '98 and a 2002 Nissan Frontier pick-up. Both basically identical except one is 4WD (manual control, part-time) and one (the '02) has intermittent wipers. The...

Don’t Do’s When Do-it-Yourselfing

These are basic, common-sense things - but sometimes, some of us don't do the proper, safe - or right - thing. Don't let it be you... . * Getting rid of worn-out tires...

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...

The “Hurricane Special”

Over the next few months, there will be a large number of flood-damaged cars coming onto the used car market. They'll be thoroughly cleaned up and rehabbed to look ok at...

The $41k Fiasco…

How much crack, exactly, has GM been smoking? Last week, it was announced that the much-anticipated 2011 Volt electric car will be arriving at Chevy dealers this fall - and that it...

Some Good News

Thanksgiving's not far off, so I thought it would be a good time to take stock of some of the good things going on in the car industry right now. For...

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...

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...
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