Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Civic Brake Line Ordeal

Back in March my dad’s 2001 Honda Civic developed a leak in one of the brake lines. The ensuing repairs ended up taking until September to finally finish, partly due to my free times and partly because I just had … Continue reading

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Duct Tape Van

At the dealership we don’t see a lot of cars older than 10 years old, often when we do it’s for a recall or check engine light. Sometimes those older cars are in pretty bad condition.

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Thanksgiving Thank-You

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States today, so I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks to everyone who reads this blog or follows me on social media. I love telling my stories of mechanic work … Continue reading

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Get A Grip On Your Exhaust

Just when you think you’ve seen all the cheap exhaust fixes, you find another.

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Frequent Interior Work

One of the jobs I dislike but am given a lot is interior work. In some cases it’s remote start installation on brand new cars, but other times it’s a bit more. In the past couple weeks I’ve spent a … Continue reading

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Rounded Off Drain Plug

There are two things wrong with this picture, one may be more obvious than the other.

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Dirty Air Filters, Volume 3

Over the past year since the last batch of dirty air filters I posted, I’ve accumulated pictures of a few more impressively filthy filters.

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Learn From Your Mistakes

Last week I had a rough day that reminded me that it’s okay when you make mistakes, you just have to learn from them.

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