Monthly Archives: October 2017

Odd Seat Adjustments

As a general rule I try to always leave customers’ seats in the positions they arrived in so they don’t have to adjust them when they get the car back. Sometimes that means I have to squeeze into cars with … Continue reading

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Throwback: Just Making It Work

This week we’re revisiting a post from two years ago. Many times when working on cars we encounter bolts in really awkward locations, that make it a pain to work on. The Toyota 4Runner has a bolt buried behind the … Continue reading

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OBD Port Not Working? Check The Fuses

If you ever plug a scanner into the OBD-II port on a car and it doesn’t turn on or can’t connect, chances are it’s just a blown fuse, as they often share with some other circuit.

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Tool Review: GearWrench Battery Carrying Strap

This may be the cheapest tool I’ve reviewed, but one of my favorites. Batteries are often awkward to put it or take out of cars, so I looked around for something to make it easier, and found this.

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No Caliper Bolts

Another car came in for a complaint of an unusual noise. I drove it around the parking lot and clearly heard a clunking from the rear when going over bumps. When I put it on my lift it took longer … Continue reading

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Over-Undercoating

Road salt and snow take their toll on cars, and most of it happens underneath the car. Because of that some people get their cars undercoated, which is a rubbery coating that gets sprayed on a lot of stuff under … Continue reading

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Want An MG? How About A Smart ForTwo?

Another of those times I had to quickly get my phone out while at a stop light to get a picture of the car in front of me.

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HVAC Dog Food Storage

If you need a place to store extra dog food for those long trips with your pet, try storing it in your HVAC system. Actually, no, that’s a bad idea, usually it’s rodents that try that.

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Cheap Exhaust Repairs Can Cause More Problems

Up here in the rust belt, also known as New York state, cars get rusty, and one of the rustiest parts is often the exhaust. Over time that typically leads to exhaust falling apart and needing to be repaired or … Continue reading

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