Wheel Locks on Steel Wheels

Wheels, especially OEM alloy wheels, are not cheap, easily worth a couple hundred dollars each, which makes them a prime target for thieves. To combat this, several companies make wheel locks, which are a replacement lug nut with a special pattern that you need the key to remove.

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I’m a fan of having bumper stickers on my vehicles that have meaning to them. On the rear bumper of my truck is a sticker that says “#BecauseRoadkill” and this is why I put it on there.

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Snapped Control Arm

In back of the dealership I work at is what’s known as the “wholesale line.” It’s where cars that get traded in go that we don’t deem worth fixing up to sell, so we offer them up to other used car dealers. Sometimes there are some real pieces of junk out there. I was walking by after parking a car and noticed this Ford Focus sitting in the line.

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Mechanical Malarkey in 2019

It’s the new year and my month off is over, so I’m back! Last year I did a lot of work on my truck, and bought a new used car to replace my Civic. Here’s what I’m hoping to do this year.

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A Vacation from Malarkey

After some thinking, I’ve decided that I need a short break from blogging. I’ve managed to keep pretty consistent at posting here twice a week, but I’ve decided that I need some time off for the month of December. I’ll still work on writing posts during this time, but I won’t be posting any until January. However, I will continue posting pictures to social media in the meantime.


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Check Your Tires Before Winter

It’s the beginning of winter here in New York, which means it’s time to make sure your car is ready for winter weather driving. This means checking everything over, making sure your wipers are in good shape, but probably most importantly, making sure your tires are good.

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Thanksgiving 2018

Once again I find that it is Thanksgiving here in the United States, and it reminds me just how thankful I am for all of you that read this blog and follow me on social media. It’s hard to believe how long I’ve been doing this and how many people follow this. Thank you all. It means a lot.

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