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100% stock (right down to the paper air filter) 1993 LT1 powered Camaro automatic, out for a cruise after a couple base Dyno pulls, and ran into ...

Get Organized: Why renting an off-site storage unit is never a good investment

THE BOOKCASE: When a friend’s son left for college, she insisted he would want his 20-year-old mattress and box springs upon graduation. Needless to say, four years later, he didn’t. The damage? $7,200 in rental fees plus the cost of having 1-800-GOT-JUNK haul it all away.

THE CAR: How about the woman who has kept a 1990 Acura (145,000 miles) in her garage for more than 3½ years while storing the things that should be kept in her garage in a storage unit. According to KellyBlueBook.com, her car is worth $1,234 — max. By my calculations, she’s spent more than five times that amount in rental fees.

If you still insist on keeping the monkey on your back, the following is a step-by-step guide to organizing your off-site storage unit:

STEP No. 1: Decide in advance what your goal is and stick to it. Remember, you have only two options: either clear out the unit completely or consolidate and “downsize” into a smaller unit.

Air bag update: Stop driving these cars NOW

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent call today for the owners of certain older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving those cars immediately because there is a high risk the air bag could rupture in a crash.

New test data on cars affected by the massive recall of defective Takata air bags has found that air bags in some 2001-2003 Hondas and Acuras have up to a 50% chance of rupturing, a higher risk than other cars in the recall.

The higher-risk inflators are in certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, including:

2001-2002 Honda Civic 2001-2002 Honda Accord 2002-2003 Acura TL 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 Honda Odyssey 2003 Acura CL 2003 Honda Pilot

“With as high as a 50% chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Foxx said these cars should not be driven unless it is to a dealer to be repaired. Unlike some other cars affected by this recall, replacements parts are available immediately to complete the recall repair.