"With the guidance that we have given - the reason that we went through that very carefully - it's a very good story that through 2007 year-end we believe that we are going to improve our automotive operations over last year. We have three quarters to go and the quarters are lumpy. There are lots of moving pieces through the quarters. Then year-over-year it can be a tough comparison because the plan is to go down in production - you know, to the lower demand and the changing model mix. But clearly even with all of the headwinds we are facing, our best estimate is that we will actually improve the automotive operations this year, the first year of our turnaround," Mulally noted.

At the auto parts near me I told the clerk I needed some compression fittings that would fit on the piece of line I had brought with me. I also told him I would need several lengths of steel brake line as well. The idea behind taking a piece of line with me is this: It guarantees I get a new line of the diameter I need for this particular vehicle...and it also makes sure that the compression fittings I will be getting will fit all lines..old and new. This requires that you open the package of compression fittings in the store and see if they will fit the new line and the piece of line you brought with you of course.

There are five engine choices for the Mazda6. The list includes a 1.8 liter MZR I4 engine, a 2.0 liter MZR I4, a 2.3 liter MZR I4, a 3.0 liter Duratec V6, and a 2.0 liter MZR-CD diesel engine. Considered as its competition are the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Peugeot 407, Nissan Primera, Volkswagen Passat, and the Toyota Avensis. Ranging from $23,415 to $27,315, you can own one of these vehicles yourself. It has a mileage of 19 miles per gallon on streets and city roads, and 26 miles per gallon for highways.

The auto industry is in tact and healthy today because the Obama Administration took the highly unpopular move of bailing out GM, Chrysler and some auto junkyards near me companies, protecting more than 1 million jobs. Romney's assertion that the managed bankruptcy could have taken place without government capital is an election-year fiction. Poppycock. Nonsense. BS. Take your pick.

At the majority pick and pull auto yards, you are charged a pair price for each part. This is good if you only need one or two items. However, many buyers want an entire junk car on hand for parts in the future. At an established auto yard, this can cost you thousands of dollars or more. On Craigslist. org you may find better prices. You may get a junk car for as few as $100! These cars don't run and the seller doesn't want to bother with needed repairs, so they sell the car as a junk car and sell it for near to nothing. The only downside is you might want to rent or borrow a car trailer to tow the idea home.

If you are really on a shoestring budget, all you need is to search for the different home windmills parts in various junkyards near me. You will get everything, from the batteries to the tower for less than $300.

No. What is a failure is the vindictiveness that one political party feels toward the idea of using tax credits to help establish new technology that will make U.S. drivers less dependent on foreign oil in the future. I realize that some people resent tax credits paying for certain kinds of cars, but we all have our objections to the way some tax revenue is spent. But just remember: The government, it can be argued, subsidizes the cost of gasoline by fighting wars in the Middle East to keep oil from that part of the world flowing to the West. The same people who object to tax credits for the Volt, though, don't seem to buy that idea.

Next open the hood of your BOV and let the engine cool down for several hours. Keep in mind you will be working in some exceptionally hot locations in the engine compartment and you could get some very nasty burns in the process. It's better to allow a few extra hours for the engine to cool down and be safe then to risk a serious burn.