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Free (and Easy) Fixes & End Runs

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Do you know what to do – well, what to try – if you can’t move your car’s gear selector lever out of Park? Well, first, don’t panic. And don’t try to force it. Because you might just break it – and then you’ll really be stuck. Instead, look around the console area near the shift…

Car Lingo

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How much do you know about cars? It’s not just trivia, either. Knowing some things about cars – or at least, some car lingo – can help you come across as more car-savvy, even if you’re not a gearhead. And that can help you avoid getting ripped off by a bad apple car salesman or…

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The 25 characters – epautos.com/wp-login.php? – are all you’ll need to get to the login screen. Once you reach the login screen, you can add it to your favorites for next time. For even fewer characters, first go to the website, find the address bar, and then add the characters – /wp-login.php? – at the…

Cops on Camera?

Why recording every cops’ activity might not be a good idea after all.Police body cameras are being pushed as a solution to all the police woes. They sound great on paper: Every interaction with the public will be recorded, in a manner that is court-approved and tamper “resistant” – so if something gets out of hand the…

Speeding Ticket Schemes

So, on 28 March, 2015 I was issued a piece of payin’ paper requesting my contribution to the speed tax (aka a “speeding” ticket). I was on the I-294 portion of the Tri-State Tollway in north suburban Cook County, Illinois. Anyone familiar with the Chicago Metro Area (BrentP, help out the uninitiated) knows that traffic routinely…

Some Car Advice For The Non-Gearheaded

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Cars are kind of unique in one important respect: Most of us have to have one, even if we don’t have a clue how they work. We – most of us – can avoid other things we don’t really understand, like differential equations. But cars are as much a part of modern life as clothes…

Anarchology

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The following was submitted by love-him-longtime EPautos regular, Tor Libertarian:  Anarchology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by members of Libertarian author Eric Peters’ Libertarian forum, beginning in 2006 as a successor to his earlier self-administered, self-help system, The Clover Cleanse. Peters’ regular contributors characterized Anarchology as an established religion, a proto-science, a…

Living Beyond Morality As a Nietzschean Anarchist

As a student of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, I share Nietzsche’s and Kierkegaard’s conviction that philosophy should deeply reflect the personal concerns of individual human beings. As a Nietzschean Anarchist, this entails a rejection of traditional values, including the christian religion. As a Nietzschean Anarchist, I declare “emancipation from god” and would encourage you…

When Should I Change My Car’s Oil?

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It’s a very common question – but it’s hard to get a straight answer. I’ll try to give you one. It depends. On your particular car. And how you drive it. First, let’s consider the car you’ve got. The older it is, the more often you’ll need to change the oil. Especially if it’s older than circa late…