used car inspection
Buying a used car can be a little daunting. You want to know you’re getting a safe, well-maintained car for a good price. Unfortunately, there are those unscrupulous folks out…
New Tires To The Rear
If you buy only two new tires, consider putting them on the rear axle. Purchasing four tires is the ideal, but as a cheapskate, I understand the pain of tossing two…
Electric Car
Electric cars: We’ve all heard about them, and many of us have probably dreamed of a day when we won’t have to worry about riding the never-ending roller-coaster of gas…
How I Learned to Change a Tire
Kids growing up in rural Midwestern towns with a lot of gravel roads develop a certain proficiency at changing tires. You tend to get really, really good at it at…
Squirrel
No matter where you live, if there are squirrels in the area, there’s a chance one of them could find its way under your hood and start snacking on your…
Older Cars: Keeping Your Car Healthy at 10 Years Old and Beyond
Your car gets your kids to school and practice. It gets you to work, the gym and the grocery store. And at the end of a long day, it gets…
Your Guide to Potholes: Driving Safety Tips
During my commute to work, I inevitably drive over more than 10 potholes each way. While a few of them are small, most of them are quite large and create…
Car filter
When your car is experiencing mechanical mayhem, there’s nothing worse than wondering whether the mechanic’s shop actually performed the car repairs it said it did. Fortunately, there are a few…
Dirty Car
It’s not what you’re doing. Sometimes it’s what you’re not doing. When it comes to your car, simple oversights can turn into costly repairs more quickly than you might think.…
Choosing a Safe Car for Your Teen
One of my offspring recently graduated from college, and the other is still in school: I’ve conducted a LOT of research into teen driving safety in the past decade. The Centers…