If you've ever been stuck on a hilly North Georgia road behind a car blowing clouds of dark smoke, you may have wondered what's wrong. In essence, the driver was using more costly gasoline than free air.
Installing an aftermarket digital thermometer in my old Chevy van provided a lot of insight recently. This $15 instrument displays inside and outside temperature, as well as the system voltage of the vehicle.
Last week, West Virginia got a sad replay of earlier events in southern Germany when the governor declared a state of emergency in 44 counties. Floodwaters swept through the state, taking more than two dozen lives.