The main focus of this work is to help to educate the American consumer on how to maintain the lowest possible cost of operating a family vehicle. The times that we are now living in demand a watchful eye over the financial resources the Lord bestows upon us.
In my experience as a moderately successful entrepreneur and a Christian businessman, I have gained important insight into the viable longevity of American automobiles and light trucks, as well as the larger over-the-road semi-tractor trailers. In addition the myth of a quality gap between American cars and foreign cars is factually and seriously examined. The little known facts of low cost vehicle operation are shared experience by experience covering a period of more than 30 years of successfully reducing the cost of dependable transportation, both in business and in my personal life.
There is much to be learned by those who are seeking to get the most for their car buying and operating dollar.
The author's father worked for GM from 1937 till 1979 and therefore cars and trucks were very importatnt in Tomoser's Life from childhood on, in fact Tomoser's first job out side the family home based business was on the grease rack at a De Soto Plymouth Dealership in his home town of Buffalo, NY at age 17. Tomoser's delves in to the history of the American Independent car manaufacturers and discusses, and has pictured some of the casualties of the American Auto Industry, and reminds us that the first American compacts came from Kaiser, Willys, Nash, and Studebaker.
The author thought that this infomation was so important to hard working Americans everywhere that he ran a 60 minute talk radio show in Kansas City and Omaha for 26 weeks. After a successful run Tomoser pulled out 24 high lights for the radio show and now offers than on CD at CD Baby.com. They can be downloaded our purchased as a CD.
Intelligent Car Ownership The 400,000 Mile Formula the book received 2 decent reviews here is one of them. Sunday World-Herald
Unique ID#: 11047450
PublishDate: Sunday, 4/26/2009
Edition: Iowa; Midlands; Nebraska; Sunrise
E-book on car care
Omahan Tom Tomoser has produced an e-book for anyone who cares about cars or wants to know how to maintain his or her vehicle -- and not spend a lot of money doing it.
"Intelligent Car Ownership: The 400,000 Mile Formula" is written for the average car owner -- and that includes women -- so it's easy to understand and doesn't have a lot of hard-to-decipher technical gibberish. In addition to the helpful hints, the book is full of folksy anecdotes about Tomoser, his cars and his road trips.
The book is available for $5 at www.loneeaglerecords.com. Tomoser's KKAR radio show on car care airs Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. Webcasts are also available at his Web site.
Here's a second review from USA Today:
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Decided against cashing in your clunker? Ex-taxi driver tells how to make an American car last 400,000 miles
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By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY
Former cab driver Tom Tomoser of Omaha says he learned behind the wheel how rugged American cars can be. The taxi he drove as a young man started with 300,000 on the reels and he thinks it easily could have gone another 100,000 miles. In fact, he says with proper care, just about any American car can go the distance.
The secret appears to be starting with really tough cars and then keeping up with a rigorous replacement schedule, including major components. Most of us would just wait for stuff to break before considering new ones. Based on his experience at the taxi company, here's the maintenance schedule that he says cars were getting for an ultra-long life:
1. change and filter every 2000 miles.
2. Chassis lubrication every 2000 miles.
3. Brake pads as needed, about 50,000 to 60,000 miles.
4. Tune up, new plugs every 15,000 miles.
5. Distributor cap every 50,000 miles.
6. Spark plug wires every 50,000 miles.
7. Master cylinder every 100,000 to 150,000 miles.
8. Transmission every 135,000 to 150,000 miles.
9. Rebuild engine every 150,000 to 200,000 miles.
10. Universal joints at 100,000 to 125,000 miles, usually replacements will last life of vehicle.
11. Ball joints at 150,000 to 175,000 miles, usually replacements will last life of vehicle.
12. Tie rod ends every 150,000 to 175,000 usually replacements will last life of vehicle.
13. Tires (special) every 100,000, or as needed.
14. Water pump with engine rebuild.
15. Alternators with engine rebuild.
16. A/C compressor every 150,000 to 200,000 miles.
17. Power steering pumps every 150,000 to 200,000 miles.
18. Differential or rear end, as needed.
19. Wiper motor, heater core, as needed
20. Miscellaneous repairs, as needed.
Tomoser put his thoughts into a book, which he sells on a website for $5 a pop. He's no Hemingway, and he goes on and on about cars he's owned over the years, but the site is at www.loneeaglerecords.com.