282 Blog Posts From the Tips Tag


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 […]

More Than Just Gear–It’s a Lifestyle

More Than Just Gear–It’s a Lifestyle

Not only do bikers make riding motorcycles look easy, they make it look. Hundreds of articles have been written on how to stay safe while riding a motorcycle. Those same articles always focus on head gear, since protecting the head is usually a top priority. However, what about some of the other articles of clothing […]

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 […]