The Wrong Way To Wire Accessories

A Honda Civic came in with complaints of some strange electrical problems. The first step after checking for diagnostic codes was to check for any aftermarket add-ons, because if poorly installed, they can mess with the systems on the car.

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Bad Luck, Hit Twice

A Honda Accord was in the shop, and I noticed something odd near the gas door.

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My Truck: Painting the Bumpers

My 1990 Ford F-250 was originally red, but the previous owner painted it camouflage. There were a few spots that I wanted to touch up when it got warm, especially the bumpers.

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Missing Drive Shaft

I was looking over an old Honda CR-V when I noticed something a little odd underneath.

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Mechanical Malarkey Merchandise Now Available

If you’re a fan of what I post here on this blog and social media, I’m now making some products available with my logo on them.

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Throwback: Coil Spring Modification

Taking another look back at a post from two years ago. Don’t do this to your car.


There are ways to lower the ride height of your car that aren’t that bad. This was not one of those ways.

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Power Sliding Door Problems

With the growing popularity of minivans over the past few decades, more and more convenience features have been added. One of the most popular is power sliding doors, where motor pulls on cables to open and close the sliding doors at the push of a button.

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