Water Leak Totals Car

Water leaking into a car can be a real headache. There are a lot of electronics in modern cars, and they don’t like getting wet. If there’s enough water for long enough, carpet with get moldy and body panels will rust too. If you notice wetness inside your car, get it looked at as soon as possible to prevent major damage. Finding water leaks can be hard, though sometimes it’s just a clogged sunroof drain.

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2012-2015 Honda Civic Door Panel Removal


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“The Other Shop Said…”

Sometimes a car comes in that a customer had taken to another shop, but the other shop didn’t have the tools or specialty expertise to complete a repair. Sometimes a car comes in that another shop couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Or sometimes a car comes in that another shop tried fixing but messed up and damaged things. That last one is the kind mechanics hate. If a mechanic breaks something on your car, they should be the one to fix it. This was one of those cars.

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2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Rear Brake Caliper Replacement


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2003-2007 Honda Accord Wiper Linkage Replacement


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Mystery Noise on a Brand New Car

Trying to diagnose noises in cars is often a pain. If it’s something that happens while driving, you have to either try to figure out where it’s coming from while you’re driving, or pull someone else away from what they’re doing to drive while you listen to different areas of the car. Interior rattles can be even worse because there are so many different plastic panels that could be rubbing together wrong and you have to remove one at a time to see if the noise goes away.

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Streamlight Stylus Pro USB Flashlight Review


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Capless Fuel Filler Seal Failure

Most customers that come into the shop to get a problem diagnosed don’t know what the actual problem is, just the symptoms. Sometimes people come in and tell us what they think the problem is, but they might not be correct. This was one time a car came in and the information they gave us was correct.

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2013-2017 Honda Accord Inner & Outer Tie Rod Replacement


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Scraping Noise From Brakes…Caused by Washers?

At first glance it looked like a pretty typical repair order: scraping noise from the rear of a Honda Accord. Most likely going to be rear brakes, with a good chance of needing calipers as well due to the parking brake design. But when I checked the service history, the brakes had been done very recently.

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