149 Blog Posts From the Car Care Tag


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 […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for July 14, 2017

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for July 14, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –TX groups want Gov to Push Ban on RLC— –ACLU sues Albuquerque over Stingrays— –CT now requires criminal conviction before CAF— –ACLU sues SD over DUI/DUID catheters– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Federal Stats Overstate Role of […]

Servicing the Semi-Retired Car

Servicing the Semi-Retired Car

New cars come with maintenance schedules that give you time/mileage intervals for things like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation and so on. Follow these recommendations and — assuming a decent/sound car to start with — it ought to be a long-lived car. But what about old, semi-retired cars? They came with maintenance schedules, too. But […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for July 7, 2017

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for July 7, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Mixing Booze, Pot and Driving is lethal mix— –Mazda Recall is huge over rusty brakes— –CA Drivers no longer face automatic driver’s license suspension over unpaid fines— –IA Supreme Court rejects roadside searches— –OR passes Transp. Budget– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving […]

Before You Go Old

Before You Go Old

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense — and Big Brother-ish — aspects of owning a new car. These are all-too-real. Especially the Big Brother-ish stuff, which is becoming insufferable as well as all-but-unavoidable. Good luck finding a new car without at least […]