Energy Efficient Driving

Energy Efficient Driving or aka: Windows Down or Windows Up I had a gig in Corpus Christi and decided to drive there from Dallas. It seemed cheaper than flying and we were trying to economize. Besides, on the map, it was only about three inches, which is apparently equivalent to seven hours (who knew?). That’s…

Vehicle Theft Protection

Vehicle Theft Protection What’s up with those Hide-Lock-Take signs? In this day and age, are people really that daft, that they would leave anything of value “visible” in their car in a parking lot? I suppose the answer is “yes.” Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the entire car that is snatched (one of my favorite films, by…

Those Summer Rains

Summer Rains If April showers bring May flowers, then those summer rains are quite a pain. If only I were a poet…a sober poet. But who’s ever heard of a sober poet? What’s the fun in poetry if you can’t attempt to rhyme words like “sobriety” with “dude, where’d I leave my car?” Even a…

Summer Construction Zones

Summer Construction Zones North America is getting a new facelift, thats why we have all these summer construction zones. I hope it doesn’t end up looking like Joan Rivers…what a freak! It seems like they are doing construction on all of the freeways in every state. If your vacation time means taking a road trip,…

Teen Drivers On The Road

Teen Drivers On The Road No more pencils, no more books and no more teacher’s dirty looks. As Alice Cooper put it…School’s Out For Summer! That means there will be more teen drivers on the road. Good for them, but bad for the rest of us. Inexperience is one of the leading factors in teen…

Vehicle Maintenance / AC Tuning

Vehicle Maintenance / AC Tuning Ah, vehicle maintenance, you got to love it! When do you know that your car’s air conditioning is not functioning properly? When the interior is melting like a Salvador Dali painting? It’s hard to believe that not too long ago, men wore business suits, neckties and even hats in a…

Anti-Lock Braking Systems

Anti-Lock Braking Systems The Statue of Liberty is not the only world renowned object designed by the French. And what a gift she was! I can’t imagine how many people it took to gift wrap old Large Marge. There’s also French bread, French fries, French toast (which is just battered French bread, really) and how…

Driving In Traffic and Passing

Drivers Education 101 says, when driving in traffic and passing other vehicles, always do so on the left…unless you’re in England, in which case you probably would be taking a cab home anyway, or the Tube since you’ve drank yourself silly. And don’t forget to signal before changing lanes to pass that other vehicle, for…

Nighttime Driving

Nighttime Driving When the sun goes down, the potential for bad things to happen increases. According to my mother, “Nothing good happens after dark.” I think she was lecturing me when she said that. But traffic deaths are three times greater at night than during the daytime, according to the National Safety Council. In addition,…