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(Yahoo)   Think you are doing the right thing with your car? Here are the 10 worst things you can do to your precious vehicle   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 215
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2013-01-27 05:29:31 PM
How insightful, Business Insider, apparently you believe that most of your readers are dependent idiots. I'll service my car if I want to.
 
2013-01-27 05:34:55 PM
11. Trust your wife to understand the reason behind any of the first 10 items.
 
2013-01-27 09:34:08 PM
I was expecting stuff like "Driving it into a lake" or "Running over endangered animals".
 
2013-01-27 09:38:19 PM
For some reason, "driving through a wooden shed," "dropping a caravan on it," "setting it on fire" and "imploding a twelve-storey building directly beneath it" are absent from the list.
 
2013-01-27 10:19:18 PM
11.  Putting gigantic rims on it.
 
2013-01-27 10:22:30 PM
According to a study from a company that sells automotive diagnostic equipment.
 
2013-01-27 10:24:41 PM
Those are definitely not the worst things.

I can think of:

-Allow random strangers to joy ride
-Donate to a school carnival fundraiser as a "whack with a sledgehammer for a dollar" car
-Douse seats with gasoline and light on fire
-Drive into lava flow from volcano
-Park anywhere in Detroit
-Loan to college students fresh from a kegger on a Saturday night at 3 a.m.

Etc., etc.

Slightly dramatic in our headline, are we?
 
2013-01-27 10:28:19 PM
What about "let your wife drive it?"

/ducks
 
2013-01-27 10:28:50 PM
 
2013-01-27 10:31:26 PM
And by "this" i didn't mean a repeat thread,but a rather contradictory thread. Whoops.
 
2013-01-27 10:32:55 PM
-Driving it
-Looking upon it
-Thinking about it
-Referring to it in conversation

Your car will fall apart no matter how much or how little maintenance you put into it. It will do so on the day you need it most.
 
2013-01-27 10:59:17 PM
11) Let it work in a Transformers movie.
 
2013-01-27 11:02:33 PM
Stop when some guy yells POLICE EMERGENCY! I NEED YOUR CAR!
 
2013-01-27 11:04:20 PM
11) Put a Tea Party bumper sticker on it.
 
2013-01-27 11:06:33 PM
Parking in some of the crappy neighborhoods I lived in when my family was young and relatively poor.
 
2013-01-27 11:07:06 PM
What about those stupid Jesus fish?
 
2013-01-27 11:07:15 PM
What a crock of shiat.
 
2013-01-27 11:07:46 PM
Yeah, I get all my great car advice from Yahoo.

/ And my financial advice from my local Indian casino.
 
2013-01-27 11:08:14 PM
Put an Obama '12 bumper sticker on it.
 
2013-01-27 11:08:38 PM
I've done (6) before. Couldn't be helped.

By the time I reached home, smoke was coming out from every orifice on the car. 10 minutes after I'd parked, a neighbor called saying my car was on fire. It wasn't though. Major repair the next day.
 
2013-01-27 11:09:15 PM
Subby: Think you are doing the right thing with your Fark account? Here are the 10 worst things you can do to your precious account

1. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
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5. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
6. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
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9. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
10. Submit links to the Daily Fail and/or Sun claiming to contain "hot" women

You've violated nine of the ten golden rules, Subby. Poor play. Poor play indeed.
 
2013-01-27 11:09:53 PM
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Letting some dickless piece of sh*t f*ck with it.
 
2013-01-27 11:12:27 PM
So... "don't intentionally not fix things that you know to be broken or malfunctioning", basically.

Insightful. I would never have thought of that.
 
2013-01-27 11:13:00 PM
I don't work on my high-tech car, I work on my low-tech truck
 
2013-01-27 11:13:18 PM

Aboleth: I've done (6) before. Couldn't be helped.

By the time I reached home, smoke was coming out from every orifice on the car. 10 minutes after I'd parked, a neighbor called saying my car was on fire. It wasn't though. Major repair the next day.


I've driven on an engine that was starting to overheat. There was nothing fatally wrong, just a very, very hot day, A/C, and a tiny engine that was probably a little low on coolant.

What saved the day is one of those great pieces of advice from dear ol' Dad that you file away until you need it. If the engine starts to overheat, turn on the heater and draw some of the excess heat off the engine. It worked - I don't even remember having to have the car repaired.
 
2013-01-27 11:15:12 PM
I was actually at a tire place waiting to get my vehicle serviced when a couple had just come back after leaving. The tech forgot to put the lug nuts back on the wheel.

I left.
 
2013-01-27 11:15:16 PM
Please don't youtube videos of car repair! You might discover how simple and inexpensive it is.
 
2013-01-27 11:16:01 PM
Well that was useless. Let me sum up:

"Don't break your shiat"

There. Now you don't need to click the link.
 
2013-01-27 11:16:15 PM
8 and 10 can kiss my arse.  Call me old school or out of touch but I still service both of our cars (2011 and 1999).  With the exception of a  CVT transmission rebuild or a full engine rebuild on the newer cars, everything is doable.  The hell with the stealerships.

/no issues with good independent garages
//getting harder and harder to find though
 
2013-01-27 11:16:18 PM

SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?


Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?
 
2013-01-27 11:16:23 PM
No "put a spoiler on it?"
 
2013-01-27 11:16:47 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I was actually at a tire place waiting to get my vehicle serviced when a couple had just come back after leaving. The tech forgot to put the lug nuts back on the wheel.

I left.


I had a lube place forget to put oil in.
 
2013-01-27 11:17:40 PM
Also, every single person working at the quick lube place has been in jail and possibly prison more than once.

/I used to own 2 oil xchanges.
 
kab
2013-01-27 11:17:55 PM
#10 is entirely dependent on your own skill.

#6 is just a retard test. Fail that, and you probably shouldn't have a license to begin with.

#9 on that list is the absolute truth, and becomes apparent to folks who dabble in aftermarket / performance gear for cars. In more cases than not, the improved thingamajig isn't going to have the fit / quality / durability that the oem one does. Spark plug cables are a perfect example of this.

/yes, I know there are exceptions.
 
2013-01-27 11:19:04 PM
11. Use the trunk as a temporary graveyard for your dead toddler.
 
2013-01-27 11:19:35 PM
i135.photobucket.com


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....
 
2013-01-27 11:20:41 PM
No mention of a JATO engine or an airbrushed mural of your girlfriend.
 
2013-01-27 11:20:55 PM

Billy Bathsalt: I don't work on my high-tech car, I work on my low-tech truck


Older rigs FTW
 
2013-01-27 11:21:49 PM

scotchcrotch: 11. Use the trunk as a temporary graveyard for your dead toddler.


Ugh, we had a woman do that here.
 
2013-01-27 11:21:50 PM
The best example of the snowball effect of missed car repairs is the air filter. It costs about 20 bucks to replace, but if left alone, a dirty filter can bust oxygen (02) sensors in cars, which cost as much as $250 to replace. And when the sensor fails, you'll first see your gas mileage plunge, then possibly wind up with a $1,000 bill to replace your catalytic converter.

huh.... this might actually explain a few things with my car.... crap.

/wasn't sure if I was right when I thought my car went from 380 gallons a tank to 240... just told myself I must not have reset the odometer.

..csb
 
kab
2013-01-27 11:22:15 PM

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....


uh.. holy shiat.
 
2013-01-27 11:22:56 PM

ImpendingCynic: Aboleth: I've done (6) before. Couldn't be helped.

By the time I reached home, smoke was coming out from every orifice on the car. 10 minutes after I'd parked, a neighbor called saying my car was on fire. It wasn't though. Major repair the next day.

I've driven on an engine that was starting to overheat. There was nothing fatally wrong, just a very, very hot day, A/C, and a tiny engine that was probably a little low on coolant.

What saved the day is one of those great pieces of advice from dear ol' Dad that you file away until you need it. If the engine starts to overheat, turn on the heater and draw some of the excess heat off the engine. It worked - I don't even remember having to have the car repaired.


I'd probably know to do this if I didn't live in the tropics where most cars have no heaters.
 
2013-01-27 11:23:05 PM
Ok, why the fark was this green lit? moderators drunk? clicked wrong thing?
 
2013-01-27 11:23:38 PM
Drive it about three miles south-west of my place and leave it unlocked with a GPS system on the dash and lose change on the seat.
 
2013-01-27 11:25:13 PM

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....


That's the extended performance zone of every disc brake.  Very few people know about it.
 
2013-01-27 11:26:17 PM

Billy Bathsalt: I don't work on my high-tech car, I work on my low-tech truck


High tech cars are actually not that complicated. Compare and contrast a late model car with a 1984 Honda Accord, farking hoses and other pneumatic doodads everywhere.
 
2013-01-27 11:26:38 PM
Car companies are so eager to cram high tech gadgets into cars. It's sad, I'd much prefer a car that was advertised as the "Least computerized vehicle allowed on the road." All that crap breaks (which the service departments love) or go completely out of style in 5-7 years. Having an iPod dock built into your dash will seem really stupid in a few years.
 
2013-01-27 11:27:07 PM

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....


...

Wow.
 
2013-01-27 11:27:46 PM
Once had a '68 Chevy Malibu wagon shut down, overheated. Let it cool, had to add 5 QTS of oil and it ran just fine. They used to build the crap out of cars.
 
2013-01-27 11:27:57 PM

Aboleth: ImpendingCynic: Aboleth: I've done (6) before. Couldn't be helped.

By the time I reached home, smoke was coming out from every orifice on the car. 10 minutes after I'd parked, a neighbor called saying my car was on fire. It wasn't though. Major repair the next day.

I've driven on an engine that was starting to overheat. There was nothing fatally wrong, just a very, very hot day, A/C, and a tiny engine that was probably a little low on coolant.

What saved the day is one of those great pieces of advice from dear ol' Dad that you file away until you need it. If the engine starts to overheat, turn on the heater and draw some of the excess heat off the engine. It worked - I don't even remember having to have the car repaired.

I'd probably know to do this if I didn't live in the tropics where most cars have no heaters.


When I went to Brazil, I came across the same thing there. It seemed like heat in one's car was an anomoly.
 
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