Be Careful With Your Sparks

There are multiple things mechanics do that create a lot of sparks. Some are destructive, some are constructive: metal cut-off wheels, acetylene torches, and welding. When doing any of these, you need to be aware of where your sparks are going. You don’t want to be sending them at a pile of oily rags, paper, gas cans, other cars.

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2007-2011 Honda CR-V Headlight & Taillight Bulb Replacement


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You Can’t Fix an Oil Leak From the Outside

Most cars begin leaking fluids at some point in their life. One common leak is oil from the engine. There are a lot of different covers and gaskets that can leak over time, and they’re usually not bad enough to cause damage, but it’s still a good idea to fix them as soon as possible. But to fix them right, you have to actually take things apart.

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2012-2015 Honda Civic Muffler Replacement


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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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