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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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Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Training Resources (New June 2023)
Rotary Valves for ICE Engines? (February 2023)
Auto Industry Update 2021 (December 2021)
The Unforeseen Environmental Impact of Air Conditioning (Sept 2021)
Global Warming and Climate Change: What Do We Know Now? (March 2019, Updated April 2022)
CO2 Emissions (global warming issues) (December 2020)
The Electric Car Revolution (updated March 2023)
ICE versus EV: It's a No_Brainer! (December 2022)
Electric Vehicle Tax Rebates for 2022
Should You Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car? (Sept 2022)
Self-Driving Cars & Driverless Autonomous Vehicles: The Next Big Thing? (December 2018, Updated November 2020)
Electric Bikes: G-Force T12 Review
Catalytic Converter Thefts Soaring To New Highs! (May 2021)
COVID-19 Virus and Your Car (March 2020)
Is Covid-19 Killing Your Car Battery & Alternator? (January 2021)
DIY Auto Repair Market Still Strong (October 2014)
Got Your New Muscle Car Stamps Yet?
Speeding is NOT a Crime!! (Updated March 2023)
My Advice for Selling, Trading or Getting Rid of Your Old Car or Truck (March 2014, Updated January 2019)
How To Buy A Good Used Car (and NOT a Lemon!) (January 2021)
Does Your Sex Appeal Really Depend On What Car You Drive?
Preventing Auto Theft
Distracted Driving (July 2009, Updated April 2021)
Drunk Driving: the Dangers, Deaths & DUIs (March 2020)
12 Defensive Driving Tips
Driving Safety: How to Keep Yourself and Your Passengers Safe
New Automotive Technology:
Telematics: The Connected Car (July 2019)
Clean Diesel Technology
Biodiesel vs Diesel: Which Is Best?
Who Killed GM's EV1 Electric Car?
Future Automotive Technology (Future Predictions from the Past)
Test Your Automotive Knowledge Quizzes
Fuel Related Topics:
Are High Gas Prices Giving You Gas Pains?
My Advice On Gas-Saving Gadgets
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 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
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)
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!
Most Often Replaced Auto Parts
What Goes Wrong With Cars (and When)
Where To Buy Auto Parts?
List of Auto Parts Suppliers
Watch Out For Counterfeit Auto Parts
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Alldata Tech Tips and Trends
The Truth About Cars
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