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Tips/Advice


Free at Last . . . And Headed to a VW Dealer Near You

A four-wheeled Shawshank Redemption is under way. About 240,000 wrongfully convicted diesel-powered VWs are about to be paroled. The doors of their cells open; the harsh light causes them to blink...

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...

How Not to Sell Your Old Car

You want a new car - or just a different car. What’s the best way to get rid of your current car? For most people, it will be the way that puts...

Goodbye, V-8s. Maybe This Time, For Good

V-8s are on the way out - again. The first mass extinction occurred circa late 1970s/early '80s - as a result of the first round of the government fuel economy edicts...

Subprime on Wheels

It’s a good time to be a repo man. . . again. Lots of business picking up used cars people’ve stopped making payments on. According to S&P Global Ratings and an article in...

Your “Safety” Doesn’t Matter . . .

A reader asked me about dealing with the known-to-be-dangerous - the defective - air bag in her vehicle. Since there are more than 40 million vehicles "affected," her questions - and...

Servicing the Semi-Retired Car

New cars come with maintenance schedules that give you time/mileage intervals for things like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation and so on. Follow these recommendations and - assuming a decent/sound car to...

Cars, Cops, Traffic Stops – and CHPs

Trigger-happy, over-aggressive cops are - unfortunately - a reality. Which is why it's probably a good idea to get your concealed handgun permit (CHP) if you carry a gun with you...

The Ancient Debate: To Buy New . . . Or Used?

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a new car. . . and just as many good reasons to buy a used one. Also, there are some not-so-great things about buying...

So Easy Even a Caveman Can Do It…

Oil changes are still pretty simple. But easy is another thing. If you haven’t done one in awhile - to a new car - you might be surprised by how much...
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