Monthly Archives: January 2016

Animals in Cars

One of the last things you want to find in your car is an animal. Another bad thing is finding evidence they’ve been there. Animals can do lots of bad things to a car, from chewing wires and hose to … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Bumper?

I don’t take many pictures while driving, I always make sure I’m stopped. I was on my way home from work one day and spotted this one.

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Quick & Dirty Fix: Heater Coolant Valve

One morning on the way to work, I discovered I had no heat in my car. Not a nice thing when it’s cold out. The engine temperature gauge was reading normally, so I could tell it wasn’t a lack of … Continue reading

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Plastic-Wrapped

A customer brought their car in, saying there was a crunching sound when turning. I took it for a short drive to confirm, and did hear a little something.

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Old SSTs

Years ago, long before my time at the shop, my dealership used to sell Buicks along with Toyota. A strange combination if you ask me. Relics of that have always been around, one of them being all the old Special … Continue reading

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Battery Terminal Corrosion

Car batteries sometimes get white or blue-green corrosion on the terminals and hold-down clamps. This is a semi-common problem. I don’t see it a lot, but I see it enough for it to not surprise me. There’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Spiral Cable

It may be something you’ve wondered about, or never given a second thought to. How can you have buttons on your steering wheel? Even the most basic of cars have an airbag and a horn button on the steering wheel, … Continue reading

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