Monthly Archives: August 2016

1 Year of Mechanical Malarkey

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been a whole year since I started this blog to share my experiences as an automotive technician. Advertisements

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3 Ways to Engage Parking Brakes

All cars in the US have parking brakes. It can be called by many names, such as hand brake, emergency brake, or parking brake. Most of the time I only ever see it used by people with manual transmission cars, … Continue reading

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Dashboard Removal

Car interior work is never fun, because you always risk breaking an expensive trim piece or getting them dirty, or parts not going back together right. Probably one of the least favorite jobs of any mechanic is anything that requires … Continue reading

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Chrysler Air Conditioning

Mechanics like to beat on engineers whenever their designs make it hard to work on. Sometimes it’s not their fault, but other times it just doesn’t make sense why things are the way they are. Whoever designed the air conditioning … Continue reading

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Tire Slime

If you have a flat tire caused by a puncture, if you don’t have a spare tire, but have a tire pump, usually you’ll be okay if you use some sort of tire sealant, like Slime. I’d never used it … Continue reading

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More Rodent Damage

Animals like to eat. They like to eat things that aren’t food sometimes. Sometimes, those things are parts of our cars.

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Be Careful Where You Hook

When you’re hooking a car with something, whether with a tow truck or when tying to down to a trailer, you have to be careful where you hook it.

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