Tool Review: Tekton T10-T40 long Torx driver set

It’s been a while since I did a tool review, so I figured I should do one that I’ve been using for a while to see how it’s held up. Here’s what I think of this long Torx driver set made by Tekton.

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Get Your Airbag Recall Done

If you somehow haven’t heard, millions of airbag inflators have been recalled in the past few years because they can become overpressurized due to humidity, leading to ruptures that send shrapnel into the occupants they’re designed to protect. If you have a car that has a faulty airbag please get it replaced. It is absolutely free.

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Remove Cover Before Use

Even if it means less business for mechanics, it’s good to know how to do basic maintenance on your car. One of the things you should know how to do is change wiper blades. It’s pretty easy, but somehow people can mess it up in strange ways.

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Stinky Air Filter

I was getting a brand new car ready to be delivered when I noticed it did not smell good with the air conditioning on. I figured it would probably be a good idea to check the HVAC filter.

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Selections from Social Media Vol. 1

I put out new blog posts here every Monday and Thursday, but the rest of the week I’m also posting pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are some of the most interesting pictures that you may have missed if you don’t follow my social media.

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3 Years of Mechanical Malarkey

I can’t believe I’ve already been doing this for 3 years. Thank you to everyone who reads and supports this site.

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Throwback: Surprise Passenger

Going back a couple years for a throwback to a special visitor in the shop.


It’s a regular Saturday morning at work, when one of the techs finds some fur in the engine compartment of a car he just pulled in. It turned out to be a live cat that rode for 45 minutes next to the engine. Luckily it was on the far side of the car from where all the belts and pulleys are, which are what usually kill stowaway animals.

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