I have been a car nut since age 4. My entire adult life has been spent around automobiles; accordingly, I have a great respect for them and all the things they mean to their owners. Automobiles get us to work, get our kids to school, keep us safe, give us independence, and make us happy. They are the second largest purchase most of us ever make, and if they fail us, the costs can be high in dollars, time, and stress. In short, our cars are very important to us.