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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:


chartAuto Industry Update 2021 (December 2021)

global warmingThe Unforeseen Environmental Impact of Air Conditioning (Sept 2021)

global warming Global Warming and Climate Change: What Do We Know Now? (March 2019, Updated April 2022)

global warming CO2 Emissions (global warming issues) (December 2020)

electric carThe Electric Car Revolution (August 2020, Updated July 2022)

electric vehicle tax rebatesElectric Vehicle Tax Rebates for 2022

electric car Should You Buy a Hybrid or Electric Car? (Sept 2022)

self-driving car Self-Driving Cars & Driverless Autonomous Vehicles: The Next Big Thing? (December 2018, Updated November 2020)

e-bikeElectric Bikes: G-Force T12 Review

convertersCatalytic Converter Thefts Soaring To New Highs! (May 2021)

Covid-19 virusCOVID-19 Virus and Your Car (March 2020)

dead car batteries Is Covid-19 Killing Your Car Battery & Alternator? (January 2021)

brakes DIY Auto Repair Market Still Strong (October 2014)

muscle car stampsGot Your New Muscle Car Stamps Yet?

speedometer Speeding is NOT a Crime!! (August 2015)

money My Advice for Selling, Trading or Getting Rid of Your Old Car or Truck (March 2014, Updated January 2019)

lemon car How To Buy A Good Used Car (and NOT a Lemon!) (January 2021)

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

auto theft Preventing Auto Theft

distracted driving crash Distracted Driving (July 2009, Updated April 2021)

drunk driving crash Drunk Driving: the Dangers, Deaths & DUIs (March 2020)

driving tips 12 Defensive Driving Tips

distracted driving crashDriving Safety: How to Keep Yourself and Your Passengers Safe

New Automotive Technology:


telematicsTelematics: The Connected Car (July 2019)

Clean Diesel Technology

biodiesel logo Biodiesel vs Diesel: Which Is Best?

electric car Who Killed GM's EV1 Electric Car?

future auto tech Future Automotive Technology (Future Predictions from the Past)

questionTest Your Automotive Knowledge Quizzes


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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 Ford Windstar Rear Axle Failure Recall

spark plug 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 Toyota Unintended Acceleration: Possible Causes

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

toyota steering 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

Watch Out For Counterfeit Auto Parts




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Alldata Tech Tips and Trends

JustaCarGuy

The Truth About Cars



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