Car-ma: Why Bad Cars Happen to Good People
by Dick Stewart

If I could tell you all the ways my book will help you with your automotive challenges in this teaser, I wouldn't have had to write it! Let's just say that, in an easy-going style, it offers lots of advice about:

1 How & what to buy— what not to buy

1 How to keep your car from bankrupting you or driving your friends away

1 How to get more enjoyment out of your car

1 And a little practical automotive knowledge.

If you need further encouragement,
read the reviews.

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Carma car counseling? What's that?
There are lots of sites, books, and services that will be glad to help you if all you want is to buy a car. If that's all you need, I do that too - a lot. more

Your "Car Uncle"
I'm not very tech savvy, so when I have a problem with my computer or my cell phone I usually ask my daughter. My car counseling business grew out of the need for someone like that to stand by you when you buy a car.

If you don't have a brother-in-law or uncle or whatever to hold your hand when you have to face the car salesman (or woman), that's where I come in, sort of like a rent-an-uncle.

In car sales lingo, I'm the dreaded "Second Baseman" - the fielder who keeps the sales pitch from getting out of the infield
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Ask Carma
There's always a faster gun, so I won't claim to be the best source of knowledge about cars. In fact, if it's a mechanical problem, you're better off asking Tom & Ray Magliozzi; Click & Clack, the Tappet Brothers on NPR's Car Talk.

But if you have a question about anything else automotive, I'll give you the benefit of a life of automotive curiosity, experience and study, or if I don't know the answer, chances are good I know someone who does. Go to Ask Carma, ask me anything, and I'll give it a shot.

Recent Blog Highlights:

Car Decisions – The 3rd Party Guides

Jaguar XK-E Memories at 50

Be Skeptical of Those Web Automotive Hints


So What's the Big Deal?
(The "About Me" link)
It has to mean something that my first memory is of a car. Cars are in my DNA. My dad never threw off the car bug he inherited from his father, who sold cars in Western Pennsylvania. He had a succession of interesting cars, including the two Jaguar XK-Es in my 10/22/2011 blog. more

For more information about how I can help you, visit the "Car Uncle" blog here.

   Contact Dick Stewart: richard@theomdude.com