The Dale plate is a good thing. It is a great way to assimilate into a new area in part the South and Midwest. My wife has a Earnhardt Chevy Newton NC plate on her suv.
She is good with it.
How can your wife not know who Dale was? His death alone was a State Funeral that got more coverage than Gerald Ford. We stopped at work to watch and it was on e dry network live.
The VW carbon thing has been an issue for a long time. Dump the recommended cleaner in on a regular basis and use the approved gas. It will do more good than driving in 3rd gear to Detroit.
Ok the plate did not cause the carbon issue. VW did. No I don’t talk to cars I may curse at one but never a conversation. See cars have no feelings or ears so it really has little effect. Save the conversation for children we all spend too little time with as it is. If we talked to them more the manual transmission would not be like a T Rex.