My sixteen-year-old son got his license recently, and after a month (during which time he did not drive) we insured him for a month as we were going to be out of town and he needed the car. When we called our insurance company to remove him from our policy, we were told that the only way the company would uninsure him is if he turned in his license to the DMV. We only have one vehicle, and he won't drive. He's not the kid who is going to sneak off in the car, either. So can the insurance company just drop us or otherwise hose us over? [more inside]
I'm leaving on a long road trip and my muffler is loose and rattling, because a friend installed a trailer hitch and had to remove one of the brackets. I've wired it together, but the wire came loose, and I am trying to figure out a fast and easy way to hold this in place for the trip so the rattling doesn't drive me insane. [more inside]
Commuting: assuming that I can't move closer to work in the immediate future, and can't afford a luxury sedan, what are some things I can do to make my daily 2-hour (roundtrip) commute through mostly moderate traffic less draining, more bearable?
Do you use your laptop in your car? [Inside, there is certain to be more]
My hardworking but strapped bro. needs to buy a family vehicle for about $4k. Reliability is really important, and it has to carry him, spouse, and four kids (ages 3-13). I know about the online reliabilty ratings but wanted to get your insight about how to find the best vehicle, and what your experiences have been. It'll mostly be used about town, with occasional 60+ mile trips to relatives. Thanks.