THE NEW FORTY Here I come adulthood!
When I purchased my Hyundai Tiburon close to ten years ago I did so because I loved it. When I learned about the great warranty Hyundai offers (5/60 bumper to bumper and 10/100 drivetrain) I used it a... Posted on 10/2/13 at 10:00 PM
THE ADVENTURES OF OLE AND LENA Shades of American Graffiti
When I was in high school my Dad decided to buy me a car. I guess he got tired of me always asking to borrow his, or worried that Id smash it up or some such thing, although I never put a scratch in a... Posted on 9/24/13 at 10:03 AM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG How Old is Too Old?
Recently I was driving within the city limits with my 8 year old daughter. As I typically do, I travel about 35 miles per hour when the posted speed is 30 mph. Surprisingly I quickly approached the ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 10:37 AM
Honda Motor Co Ltd <7267.T> has high hopes for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and its advanced technology to reduce tailpipe emissions, although the Japanese carmaker concedes consumers may take a few years to warm to the concept.
Honda Motor Co said on Friday that it will recall about 344,000 Odyssey minivans in the United States to fix a software defect that may lead the vehicle to suddenly and harshly brake without the driver pressing the brake pedal.
A bane, particularly for owners of older truck campers, is where to carry the sewer dump hose. Not all manufacturers have put a place for this necessary piece of equipment, and with space already at a premium, finding the right place is a major issue.
A — Always follow a preventative vehicle maintenance plan.
B — Be sure to have your car inspected when you suspect there is a problem.
C — Correct the problem to help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down away from home.
Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.
In years past, conventional alkaline batteries were considered superior to rechargeables when used in so-called “low-draw” devices such as portable clocks, radios and remote controls. Rechargeables used to discharge more quickly than alkalines back then. And some still do.
For many sports fans, “tailgate” is their favorite word of the season — a time to party-hearty in the great outdoors, or at least in a huge stadium parking lot. Not surprisingly, tailgating has evolved over the years.
With winter weather just around the corner, many snowmobile enthusiasts might be looking for an opportunity to upgrade their sled.
For experienced riders, that could mean checking out the new SR Vipersnowmobile.
When General Motors Co Vice Chairman Steve Girsky slid into a Cadillac SRX luxury crossover vehicle specially equipped to drive itself, his reaction echoed that of many consumers as more self-driving technologies are rolled out.
When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed. He's following successful ads featuring rapper Eminem and movie star Clint Eastwood with a pitch from a fictitious character — egotistical airhead television anchorman Ron Burgundy from the 2004 movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
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