Articles by: Patrick

What was your most impulsive automotive purchase?

What was your most impulsive automotive purchase?

There are a lot of “car things” I don’t discuss with my wife. Not because I’m hiding anything, but to avoid her eyes glazing-over in boredom. I may need to rethink this approach. Turns out, she would have liked to know beforehand that I was trading in our car.

by 03/09/2012 6 comments Question of the Week
What’s the best automotive advice you ever received?

What’s the best automotive advice you ever received?

I’ve never really understood the question, “What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?” I’m always left wondering, “about what?” Sure, “look both ways before crossing the street” and “don’t take candy from strangers” have worked out pretty well so far, but they don’t really apply in every situation life throws at you.

by 12/13/2011 11 comments Question of the Week, Randomness
That’ll buff right out (no, seriously)…

That’ll buff right out (no, seriously)…

Generally speaking, the phrase “that’ll buff right out” comes with more than just a hint of sarcasm. However, there are the occasional situations when a scrape or a scuff on car paint looks scarier than it actually is, and will in fact… buff right out. Rewind to last weekend, and a KIA that got a little friendly with a garage door.

by 08/12/2011 4 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech