Throwback: Coil Spring Modification

Taking another look back at a post from two years ago. Don’t do this to your car.


There are ways to lower the ride height of your car that aren’t that bad. This was not one of those ways.

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Power Sliding Door Problems

With the growing popularity of minivans over the past few decades, more and more convenience features have been added. One of the most popular is power sliding doors, where motor pulls on cables to open and close the sliding doors at the push of a button.

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What is Flat Rate?

You may have heard the term “flat rate pay” before, but what is it? There are two ways mechanics get paid: hourly and flat rate.

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Windstorm Tire Damage

We recently had a windstorm in the area, which meant branches, shingles, and siding were flying everywhere. I’ve seen strange things in tires, but the wind caused one I’ve never seen before.

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Rusted Screw Complaint

The dealership recently delivered a used Odyssey to a customer. When they came in for a few repairs they said they didn’t like that the screws holding down the trim over the rear seat anchors were rusty.

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Broken Wheel Not Leaking

In the northern states, plenty of potholes form in the winter months. Most are small enough that they don’t cause damage, but sometimes they cause tire damage or bend wheels.

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Engine Compartment Feast

I’ve posted a couple times in the past I’ve written about evidence of animals in cars. Both evidence of them eating or storing food, or of trying to live in them. This car was worse than those.

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