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Larry Carley Automotive technical editor and writer Larry Carley comments on cars, auto repair and service issues, energy issues and other automotive related topics


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Op-Ed Pieces:


DIY Auto Repair Market Still Strong (October 2014)

Should You Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car?

Got Your New Muscle Car Stamps Yet?

Self-Driving Cars & Driverless Autonomous Vehicles: The Next Big Thing?

Speeding is NOT a Crime!!

My Advice for Selling, Trading or Getting Rid of Your Old Car or Truck

How To Buy A Good Used Car (and NOT a Lemon!)

Does Your Sex Appeal Really Depend On What Car You Drive?

Preventing Auto Theft

Distracted Driving

12 Defensive Driving Tips

Why I'd Rather Drive Than Fly

CO2 Emissions (global warming issues)



New Automotive Technology:


Telematics: The Connected Car

Clean Diesel Technology

Biodiesel

Who Killed GM's EV1 Electric Car?

Future Automotive Technology (Future Predictions from the Past)



Fuel Related Topics:


Are High Gas Prices Giving You Gas Pains?

Ending Our Dependence on Foreign Oil

My Advice On Gas-Saving Gadgets

Fuel Pump Mfrs. Tackle Fuel Pump Warranty Issues


Recalls, Car Problems & Fixes:


Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in Car Interiors

Ford Windstar Rear Axle Failure Recall

Ford Spark Plug Breakage Problem (Motorcraft plugs in 2004 - 2008 Ford Trucks w/5.4L V8, & 2005 - 2008 Mustang GT with 4.6L V8)

Toyota Prius Brake Recall

Toyota Unintended Acceleration: Possible Causes

Toyota Recalls 2005 to 2008 Corolla & Matrix for Defective Engine Computer

Toyota Steering Recall


Auto Repair Related Topics:


5 Car Noises You Should Not Ignore

5 Things Your Car May Need Now!

5 Things Your Car May Not Need

5 Warning Lights You Should Never Ignore!

5 Ways To Save Money on Auto Repairs

Don't Get Overcharged for Auto Repairs

How To Avoid Auto Repair Fraud, Scams and Rip-offs

How Much Should It Cost To Fix Your Car?

Repairophobia (Why People Fear Auto Repairs)

Are Cars becoming Unrepairable?

Car Repair Advice

Automotive Tools:


Tools for Repairing & Maintaining Your Car

Cordless Power Tools: Can They Replace Pneumatic Tools?

Confessions of a Tool Junkie (Editorial I wrote for TechShop magazine)

Tool Resources

Keeping Scan Tools Up-To-Date: It Never Ends

Tuner High Performance Scan Tools

Scan Tool Help

How to Buy a Scan Tool

Aluminum Racing Jacks: Let the Buyer Beware!


Auto Parts:


Most Often Replaced Auto Parts

What Goes Wrong With Cars (and When)

Where To Buy Auto Parts?

List of Auto Parts Suppliers


Cars & Misc:


My Favorite Cars

Crappy Cars I Have Owned

So Long Saturn





Other Automotive Blogs:


Autowriters.com Blog

JustaCarGuy

The Truth About Cars



Be sure to visit our other websites:
Carley's Car Blog

AA1Car Automotive Diagnostic Help Center

Auto Repair Yourself

Carley Automotive Software

OBD2HELP

Random-Misfire

ScanToolCompanion

ScanToolHelp

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