Every time you take your car in to a dealership for a repair or even a minor service, you get a receipt. Over 20 years, those receipts can pile up into a thick wad that you may be tempted to throw away. Don’t. Keep those receipts forever, especially if you plan to sell that vehicle at some point. My 1991 Jeep Cherokee’s incredibly detailed receipts are a great example why. A couple of months ago, I went through hell to get my hands on a 1991 Jeep Cherokee. It was a manual with vent windows, and it had very little rust, so I would have done almost anything to take ownership of that rare machine. I ended up dropping $2,000 on the vehicle at a buy here-pay here used car dealership in Indianapolis. And while that’s a lot to spend on a salvage title XJ, I just received something in the mail that made me abandon any thoughts that I got ripped off: full service records. Or at least, as close to full as I’ve ever seen. The receipts are numerous and incredibly … [Read more...] about Why You Should Keep the Receipts From Every Automotive Repair
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Who's got the clout to take a McLaren Senna for a road trip across southern Europe? McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt? Possibly. But Top Gear definitely does! Mind you, the people there did it for science, I think. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below According to IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand, the McLaren Senna is what happens when you build a race car without rules. But the Senna isn't a race car. It's a street-legal road car that just happens to lap Portugal's Estoril Circuit six seconds faster than a 720S, the mid-engined blast we named our 2018 Performance Car of the Year.As Top Gear's Chief Tester Ollie Marriage can confirm, such pace comes with concessions on the road. For starters, all that downforce means drag, so a tank of fuel will only last around 200 miles. So, just in case the 201st mile finds you between two abandoned farm houses in The Pyrenees, you'll be wise to cary a jerry can.Then, there's the road noise on anything but perfect tarmac. Broken concrete surfaces? … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Take a McLaren Senna for a 1500-Mile Road Trip
PUBLISHED: 15:21 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 26 April 2018 Amy Gibbons Andrew Wallace was forced to live in an abandoned car for over six months after a brain injury tore his life apart. Picture: AMY GIBBONS Amy Gibbons A homeless man forced to live in an abandoned car in Stowmarket for six months has been taken in by The Salvation Army in Ipswich. Andrew Wallace has settled into temporary accommodation in Lyndon House, Ipswich. Picture: AMY GIBBONS Andrew Wallace, 49, became homeless when a number of serious falls leading to a brain injury left him unable to work. He previously owned a window cleaning business for 19 years, but is now unable to walk without a stick. He has also had regular seizures in the past which have led to further complications, including hallucinations. Mr Wallace said he was in a very dark place over the winter, however his life was completely transformed by volunteers at The Salvation Army who arranged for him to stay at the Lyndon House hostel in … [Read more...] about Homeless man who lived in abandoned car for six months housed by Salvation Army
Remember ‘Taarzan the Wonder Car’? Yes, we’re talking about the same Ajay Devgan-starrer that showed a really old, rotting vintage car being modified into something really cool and racy. Well, the ‘wonder car’ shown in the movie was actually a modified second-generation Toyota MR2 that was done up by none other than Dilip Chhabria, our desi car design guru. Of course, this wonder car excited everyone and even went on sale after the movie was released. However, no one was willing to pay a hefty Rs 2 crore for a car that was essentially an old sportscar without even a properly crash-tested body. Soon, the price was dropped to a much more affordable Rs 35 lakh. However, the Wonder Car didn’t find any takers at all. Back in late 2017, we got to know that the car is in a shabby condition and is rotting somewhere in Mumbai. However, a new video that came online last month states that the car has finally been acquired by someone and is in the process … [Read more...] about ‘Taarzan’ Wonder Car finally located; MEGA transformation plans underway!
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Trump to roll back fuel standards for cars, light trucks EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Obama's decision to move ahead with tougher fuel standards was wrong. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 25 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs By Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press Published 3:37 p.m. ET April 2, 2018 | Updated 6:15 p.m. ET April 2, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 25 COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced Monday that it would revise tough mileage-per-gallon fuel standards for cars and light trucks, saying those rules agreed to during President Barack Obama's time in … [Read more...] about Trump to roll back fuel standards for cars, light trucks