Tech Talk 1/26/2017

January 26th, 2017 by


After a calm week at Triple J Auto, Mike reveals his best tips for buying a used car (1:29). Many customers struggle with the cost of brand new models, but feel nervous about buying used. Mike advocates taking a long drive in any potential vehicle to get a good idea about the ride quality. Patti wonders if low mileage is the best determining factor, but Mike explains why age and mileage are both good indicators for consumers (3:26). Questions include:

  • Do you have to start a hybrid car every day to charge up the battery? (5:42)
  • What is the average lifespan of a hybrid battery? (6:42) When it’s time to replace the battery, do you need to replace the battery in front as well? (6:54)
  • How accurate is the displayed “Miles to Empty” gauge on cars? (9:13)

Finally, Patti asks the panel how fast they have driven to catch every green light in a stretch of Marine Corps Drive (11:00)! The three conclude the podcast by discussing what they’ve seen on the roads of Guam lately.

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