Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fueled by Dog Food

So far the only dirty air filter pictures I’ve posted were the cabin air filter, but once in a while I do find something in the engine air filter. Advertisements

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Thanksgiving 2015

Taking a little break from the usual Thursday post, because it’s Thanksgiving here, and I just wanted to write a little post about some things I’m thankful for. I’m thankful that I found a career I liked. There’s no way … Continue reading

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Lost & Found: Golf Clubs

One of my neighboring techs was doing a used car inspection, seeing what was needed to get it ready to sell. Once in a while we find interesting items left behind in cars, but this one was the biggest I’ve … Continue reading

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Do We Have Parts?

It can be really hard to guess whether we’ll have the parts we need for some jobs or not. A car needed a new glove box and we had it, which I didn’t expect at all, but then something I … Continue reading

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Bad Design in Brakes

So many times I’m working on a car and run into problems doing so because the engineers don’t expect you to ever work on them and put things in the worst locations. Brakes are a frequently serviced part of the … Continue reading

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Off-Road Prius?

This is the time of year when people get snow tires put on their car, sometimes on a second set of plain steel wheels. A lot of times this looks to me as if they have off-road tires, because of … Continue reading

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Suspension Carnage

Our collision center is right next door, so we do all the mechanical repairs to the cars they do bodywork on. A lot of times this means we get to see some nicely destroyed parts.

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