An ode to the mom-and-pop auto shop

Decades ago, when I was just starting out in the newspaper industry, one of my first editorial jobs was to write obits. It’s a job usually saved for newbies, the cub reporters…you know, new kid on the block. Ba...
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A Car Lover’s Gift For Black Friday

We are totally connected to our cars and trucks. They take us to work, to the grocery store and even help us navigate parking lots at the mall. Which reminds me of an experience – a valuable gift to you -- that...
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Roadside essentials you can’t do without

Hitting the highway this summer? Don’t forget your emergency kit The snow is long-gone and it’s time to get those vacation brochures out and plan that summer trip. What about an outing to an amusement park or a...

How do you rank in the driving skill study?

Aren’t surveys interesting? Take for example the recent compilation regarding drivers’ habits – good and bad – that have been posted on the internet by automotive authorities.  All this slicing and dicing…it...
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Common sense and snow: How to stay on the road

How do you drive in blizzard conditions? You don’t! You should have all your severe storm preparations completed at least 24 hours before the snow hits the area. For those who procrastinate, it may be too la...

Men vs. Women: Who’s really behind the wheel?

The editors asked if I could write an article regarding the “Mars versus Venus” approach when it comes to auto service and repair. Well, you know, everyone thinks that the “guy” is going to do a better job of k...
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Five Common Mistakes When Fixing Cars

When fixing a vehicle, you have to be able to diagnose the problem and have the right tool on hand to fix it. Of course, even when you’re prepared, mistakes in the garage are bound to happen. That’s why we deci...

Save Gas. Save Money.

Gas prices are on the rise, again! So, it’s time to get the junk out of your trunk and save gas, save money! The purpose for your trunk or hatchback is to transport objects: groceries, sporting equipment like ...