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Quarantine Rodent Damage

For the past couple months, many of the people in the US have been staying at home to lessen the spread of COVID-19. As a result, their cars aren’t getting used as often. One of the problems this has caused is a lot of dead batteries. Leaving your car sitting for weeks can easily drain the battery. Another problem, that fortunately hasn’t been nearly as common, is quite a bit more expensive than a dead battery.

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Unsafe Ubers

Cars that are used for Uber and Lyft get a lot more use than cars just used for regular commuting, so they need servicing a lot more often. With the extra mileage comes faster wear on a lot of components. The problem is when the car owners don’t maintain their cars.

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Overheated Flat Tire

Maintaining proper tire pressure is important for fuel economy, tire wear, and safety. All cars old in the United States since 2007 come with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and when the warning light comes on, don’t ignore it. If a tire goes flat and you keep driving on it, you will damage the tire. Drive long enough, and it will shred to pieces.

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2001-2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Radiator Replacement


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My Truck’s Outer Tie Rods

When I had my truck in the shop to reinforce my seatbelt anchors, I checked over the suspension and noticed that the outer tie rod ball joints were both loose. With how rusty my truck is, I thought it would be a hassle to replace them, but it actually wasn’t that bad.

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Pushbutton Shifter Problem

Several Honda vehicles from the last few years have come with a push button gearshift instead of the traditional lever. It’s a little odd to use at first, but you get a handle on it pretty quickly. So far it’s been mostly trouble-free, but there is one problem I’ve found twice.

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