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Fix-A-Flat: The Debate Over Its Use

Fix-A-Flat: The Debate Over Its Use

The stories about fix-a-flat have been raised to the level of urban legend. There are many reasons for this and chief among them are that auto service facilities have an ax to grind with the product. Fix-A-Flat reduces the need for road service and creates a need to clean the inside of the tire... read more

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Semi trailer

Truck Tire Change Made To Look Easy

If you have seen truck tire carcasses on the highway, you have probably wondered how that truck could continue on without the missing piece. Most likely it didn’t. What the... read more July 18, 2010 by  1

2011 Ford Edge Sport

Ford Sync: Now You Can Utter Threats Legally

Somewhere in deep space or in California, which I guess is the same thing, William Shatner is channeling Gene Roddenberry’s spirit and laughing, saying to himself “I told... read more July 18, 2010 by  0

2010 Volvo XC70 4-door Wagon 3.2L Steering Wheel

Volvo Record Holder And The Man Who Loves It

Dear Irv, I can call you Irv can’t I; anyone who’s driven the same car 2.8 million miles has to be a regular guy. I read about your goal to turn 3 million miles by the... read more July 15, 2010 by  2

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX

Should I Buy A Car From A Dead Brand?

Their names are the road kill of the recession--HUMMER, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury and Oldsmobile. Does their purchase represent opportunity or pitfall? After all, they have... read more July 15, 2010 by  6

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD

Roadside Assistance: Needed Coverage Or Wasted Money?

Everyone likes the security of a roadside assistance program. Someone is there to help you regardless of the time of day or the weather conditions. It’s great to have... read more July 12, 2010 by  8

2009 Mazda RX-8

Mazda Comes Out With Strong, New Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Program

As an ex-Internet Manager for a major dealer who sold tons of used cars over the years, I make no secret that I’m a big fan of manufacturer certified pre-owned (CPO)... read more July 12, 2010 by  0

SpeedFactory All-Aluminum 440 Hemi Challenger

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... read more July 12, 2010 by  1

2010 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe 328i RWD Wheel Cap

Potholes: Those Ever Present Bumps In The Road

Pothole repair has become the victim of a perfect storm. The convergence of dwindling budgets, a lot of rain and a heat wave has only one person smiling and he’s knee deep... read more July 11, 2010 by  0

2010 Chevrolet Impala

Consumers Can Save Twice When Buying A CPO Used Car

One of the problems consumers face when buying vehicles is banks and financial institutions charging a higher interest rate on used cars compared to new ones. The differences... read more July 11, 2010 by  0

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... read more July 11, 2010 by  0

2010 Ford Transit Connect

Get To Work With The 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

One of Europe’s most popular commercial vehicles arrived in the United States late last year. While considered a fairly large van overseas, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect... read more July 8, 2010 by  0

2000 Mazda 626

How To Get Used Car Value

Buying someone else’s lemon is an old school expression when it comes to describing the purchase of a used car. Today, that’s where to find real value when buying a... read more July 8, 2010 by  0

2009 Honda S2000 2-door Convertible CR w/Air Conditioning Air Vents

How To Sell A Car… Air Conditioner

As I left for my ignominious life-shortening job today, I noticed one thing: Today was hot. Stinking hot. Stinking humid hot. The kind of hot that makes you wish a meteor... read more July 6, 2010 by  0

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... read more July 5, 2010 by  0

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... read more July 2, 2010 by  0


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