Why You Should Think About the Total Cost of Buying a Car, Not Just the Sticker Price

Why You Should Think About the Total Cost of Buying a Car, Not Just the Sticker Price

If you are in the market for a new car, you probably are focused on one or two numbers: the monthly payment and/or the sticker price of the car. But buying — and owning — a car is about a lot more than the number on the contract that you sign at the dealership. In […]

Why You Should Always Go to the Doctor After a Crash

Why You Should Always Go to the Doctor After a Crash

When you’ve been through a car crash, you just want to put it behind you. Nevertheless, there are crucial steps you need to take to protect yourself in case a serious injury surfaces down the road. No one wants to come away from a wreck with injuries, but even if you’re the type who never […]

Avoiding Underhood Quackery

Avoiding Underhood Quackery

Don’t get ripped off by a mechanic. Here are some thoughts on how to avoid this whatever your car trouble might be. Be sure the guy turning the wrench is competent Deliberate rip-offs are less common than incompetence. Not knowing how to diagnose and troubleshoot problems, especially electrical problems. Which in a modern car is […]

Introducing…The Great Eight Phantoms

Introducing…The Great Eight Phantoms

If there is any make of vehicle that deserves reverence, it is the Rolls-Royce. With its exquisite portfolio of stylish vehicles, a reputation for quality and reliability and a long history of vehicle production, it is clear why the brand has earned admirers from all over the world.  Fortunately, an exhibition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom […]

Parts Aren’t Parts . . . Anymore

Parts Aren’t Parts . . . Anymore

What good is a car that could last for 20 years without major work if the minor parts you need to keep it running become unavailable after as little as ten years? Or, less? This is a metastasizing problem you would know about if you hung out with mechanics, as I do. They are having […]