May

Green Cars And Male Enhancement: Mine Is Smaller
Green Cars And Male Enhancement: Mine Is Smaller

Most men like to say “Mine’s bigger” or “Mine’s more powerful” or “Mine has more than yours, so I am better than you.” I am sure you can think of dozens of other macho kind of things that I can’t say anymore because I am a minivan-driving suburbanite who has a hairline that’s...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT Grade (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Truck Comparison: Toyota Tundra Versus Chevrolet Silverado

These two pickup trucks each have different relevant features. It's a matter of preference which one you choose, however there may be some advantages that will sway your decisions in one direction or another. To do a comparison on the 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we need to...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5 at the Nurburgring
How To Sell Cars: Put Them In A Video Game

OK, let’s get one thing clear: I suck so bad at video games that I gave up on them at the tender age of 12 when my cousin whipped my derriere at Intellivision Battleship because he discovered that the little  cruiser could outrun and kill everything, and I kept getting my battleship sunk every...Read More»

2001 GMC Yukon Denali
Car Repair Complaints About Time, Price, And Quality

After watching online news for subjects of note concerning auto repair, I have found out two things conclusively--there’s a lot of fires in auto repair shops and there are lot of dissatisfied car repair customers. There are numerous suggestions about how to reduce garage fires, chief among them...Read More»

2009 GMC Acadia
Save Money On CPO Vehicles With Incentive Financing

Yesterday we discovered that there are two ways to win (and save) when buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. First, negotiate a great deal. Making a good buy doesn’t diminish the many value-added benefits of CPO programs. Topping the list of benefits includes a vehicle that meets a higher...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
The Volkswagen Bug Got Into Me; Will It Get Into You?

You see them all over the road and driven by all types of people. The teenage girl in a Jetta, the aging hippie in a New Beetle, the family man in a Passat Estate, the Yuppie tech guru in his Golf diesel, and the tuner subculture rocking their GTIs with the sunroof vent popped, staring at you...Read More»

seatbelt wearer
Wear Your Seat Belt--Or I’ll Cry

Maybe it’s the unrelenting heat, maybe it’s the fatty deposits lodged in my brain from eating way too much butter and ice-cream, maybe it’s my meds. Or maybe it’s the fact that I am a sucker for an emotional commercial if done right, and one that I happen to agree with. I saw a great ad...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Gloomy Outlook In U.S. Auto Sales

First look at June 2010 auto sales in the U.S. indicates improvement, with hope for an ailing economy. However, a closer inspection of sales figures reveals a gloomy outlook for car sales in particular, and the economy as a whole. Auto sales in June grew 14 percent over June 2009.However, what...Read More»

2009 Audi A4 4-door Sedan Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Angular Front Exterior View
Why Do Car Leasing Deals Differ So Much?

If you’re knowledgeable about car leasing, or what they tend to call here in the UK contract hire, then you’ll have noticed a plethora of online brokers offering all sorts of deals. If you have searched online (and 85 percent of people do before they acquire a car) then you’ll have received...Read More»

Pink MINI
Style, Not Alarms, Stops Car Thieves

A new study in the Netherlands suggests that choosing an unpopular color for your car can be as effective at stopping car thieves as using an expensive alarm system. The study discovered that thieves are more concerned about the resale value of the cars they steal than the fear of being caught. So...Read More»

2010 Nissan Murano 2WD 4-door S Engine
How To Keep Your Engine Cool In A Heat Wave

You know a heat wave when you are in the middle of one and so does your car. For you it means burning the backs of your legs on the vinyl seat, for your car it’s when operating temperature is reached before you have backed out of the garage. So how can you insure that the heat outside doesn’t...Read More»

2010 Honda Ridgeline
Too Many Test Drives And Not Enough Sales: Discouraging For Dealers

“It’s discouraging for all of us,” said my friend Stephanie. I worked with her in sales when I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer; she continues to sell cars. I had asked her about customers who test drive new cars, but walk away before making a purchase--a let-down, it seems, for...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg
Pay As You Drive (PAYD) Insurance Cuts Premium Costs

If you have a car that is driven less than 15,000 miles, you might want to consider converting to Pay As You Drive insurance, also known as PAYD. This type of auto insurance also puts you in better control of the premiums you pay. PAYD is not available in every state, but knowing about the theory...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37 4-door Sedan RWD Audio System
Does Music Really Matter? It Does For The Top 10 Ads

It’s the July 4th long weekend in the U.S. and my cousins are visiting me here north of the border. I have always associated this weekend with a John Phillips Sousa musical replete with brass section-heavy bombastic music to accompany fireworks that light up the night sky. And then I wonder aloud...Read More»

2005 Buick LeSabre 4-door Sedan Custom Front Exterior View
Dealer Showrooms Are Being Reborn

If you were looking for a place to locate a business, plenty of parking and high visibility on a well travelled road would probably be on your priority list. You might even need as much as 30 acres. The possibility of filling your wish list may seem dim until you mine the depths of the former homes...Read More»

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, Detroit Auto Show
New Or Used: What's The Better Deal?

That new car smell is strangely alluring, but do you really need to buy something right off the showroom floor? Well, millions of North Americans do just that each year, but even more of us seem to prefer the used car fragrance of carpet shampoo and deodorizers. The question is, who’s the smarter...Read More»

Gas pump
BP To Compensate Distributors For Lost Sales

There are 1,100 BP gas stations in the country of which very few are owned and operated by the giant oil company. This is a point that has been difficult to drive home for the many local retailers who have suffered the effects of boycott efforts by consumers who are disgruntled over the damage the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Curbstoning - How To Protect Yourself From Scammers

Curbstoning is becoming popular in this economic downturn as private sellers attempt to unload cars for cash. We’ve all seen the cars on the side of the road--usually in high traffic areas--with “for sale” signs taped to the windows or white paint scrawled on the windshield.   However...Read More»

Old Gas Pumps
BP Oil Spill: Best Thing We Can Do Is Laugh At It

If you saw Woody Allen's somewhat dark comedy Crimes and Misdemeanors, you'll recall the brilliant line that "comedy = tragedy plus time." And then it led to a line about Lincoln's assassination. Before this goes anywhere, let me say this: Dark humor, the kind that some people find hurtful, not...Read More»

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