Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Tips/Advice

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...

Little Things You Can Do to Make Your Car Look New

In the past, it was usually the paint that was the problem. New car finishes tended to fade fast unless fairly frequently waxed and polished. The clear-coat finishes in use today seem...

Pretty Flashing Brake Lights!

My pal Dom alerted me to a new annoyance - inevitably touted (and likely, soon to be mandated) as a "safety" measure: Third brake lights that flash or blink  instead of...

Oil & Filter… It’s a Start

Imagine if all you did for exercise was bicep curls with your right arm. Or tried to lose weight by eating one moderate-sized/lower calorie meal a week. It might do some...

Asleep At The Wheel . . .

If you dislike driving - or just aren't very good at it - you may like the idea of the autonomous car. In it, you become a passenger - as involved in...

Cold Weather Crutches

You think it's hard on you when it's 10 degrees outside? Think about your car. You may feel cold. Your car is cold. If it's 10 degrees outside, that's the temperature of your...

Last Minute Car-Guy Christmas Gifts

Got a gearhead on your Christmas list - but you're not a gearhead and so have no idea what to get? Here are some last-minute suggestions for items to put under...

The Truth About “Planned Obsolescence”

Have you noticed how quickly new cars get old? Buy it today and - three years down the road - an "all new" version is introduced. At that moment, your car becomes...

Time to Throw it in the Woods?

When does it no longer make economic sense to pay for new repairs to an old car? When is it time, in other words, to throw it in the woods  -...

The Hate List

The big things, they've fixed. You know . . .  brand-new cars that won't start - or stall out at the worst possible moment (like in the middle of a busy intersection)....
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