Chris Smith

Chris is an avid automotive enthusiast and thoroughly enjoys writing about the consumer experience with automobiles. In addition to WheelScene, he has written for auto repair shops, collision shops and automotive dealers.
His predilection for buying fun-to-drive but not necessarily easy-to-maintain vehicles has given him decades of hands-on experience in maintenance and permanently scrapped knuckles.
Examples of the automotive zoo he has kept include a 1961 Borgward, 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, 1960 Austin Healey Sprite, 1969 MGB, a long line of boring company cars and then the RX7 years with an ’87 Turbo II and an ’89 convertible.
Living in Florida now where it is flatter than Kansas and all the roads go in straight lines, sport cars make little sense. However a Chrysler Sebring convertible makes a nice beach ride.

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A keyless ignition button

Can Keyless Ignitions Kill You?

Since 2009 there have been 19 fatalities specifically attributed to cars with keyless ignitions that were not turned off. 

Since 2009 there have been 19 fatalities specifically attributed to cars with keyless ignitions that were not turned off. 

A Jeep Cherokee on an off road adventure

How To Prepare for Your First Off Road Adventure

What follows are some smart tips on how to prepare for your first (or fiftieth) off road adventure and how to find that perfect piece of terrain near you.

What follows are some smart tips on how to prepare for your first (or fiftieth) off road adventure and how to find that perfect piece of terrain near you.

Trailers ready for towing

Tackling the Trouble with Trailers

The idea of towing trailers can be scary for some and for good reason. Here are some simple guidelines to help select and operate the trailer you need.

The idea of towing trailers can be scary for some and for good reason. Here are some simple guidelines to help select and operate the trailer you need.

A three-wheeled biker trike

Are They Really Motorcycles? The Biker Trike Culture War

When a guy on a three wheel cycle approaches from the opposite direction why won't the bikers wave an acknowledgement to a fellow member of the brotherhood?

When a guy on a three wheel cycle approaches from the opposite direction why won't the bikers wave an acknowledgement to a fellow member of the brotherhood?