Eric's Autos / Automotive

Eric's Autos: Winter Tips

The globe refuses to warm. What happened, Al? The opposite is happening. The globe is cooling. Brutally so. Here in the "South" - where it's supposed to be warm - it has been getting colder and colder with each passing year. Fall has transitioned...

Eric's Autos: Is Alloy Your Ally?

You may have read about 2015 Ford F-150, which will have an aluminum rather than steel body. It will be significantly lighter than the same truck made of steel, aluminum weighing a lot less than steel. Even better, while aluminum isn't forever, ...

Eric's Autos: Long Lived Car

There are two pretty simple things almost anyone can do - no tools required! - to keep almost any vehicle running reliably for many years after the warranty expires. Don't abuse it. And: Use it. Easy - right? Surely. Yet, many people ...

Eric's Autos: Safety Winners - And Losers

Government is always a zero-sum game. There are winners - and losers. It is said - that is, we are told - air bags "save lives." Well, yes. They do save some lives. Other lives have been lost as a result of air bags, though. You've probably seen ...

Eric's Autos: Updating the 1983 Honda GL650

Regulars here will have already read my series of articles (here and here) about battling the ethanol demon - and casting him out of the fuel tank (and carburetors) of my '76 Kawasaki Kz900. Well, I'm now in the process of doing the same to my '...