Monthly Archives: January 2019

Throwback: Animals in Cars

Today is a throwback to a few interesting discoveries of animal evidence in cars. Originally posted January 28th, 2016. One of the last things you want to find in your car is an animal. Another bad thing is finding evidence … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Frustration Get You Hurt

Working on cars can be frustrating. Bolts can be hard to reach, parts don’t always fit right, snow drips on you in the winter. Managing your frustration is important because getting mad usually just leads to making mistakes and being … Continue reading

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Leaking Coolant Pipe

I was doing a checkover of a CR-V when I noticed some coolant on the bottom of the engine. It was hard to see exactly where it was coming from because it was behind the intake, but I could see … Continue reading

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Check the Threads

Whenever you’re removing a bolt that isn’t rusty, but it is hard to turn, it’s a good idea to check the threads on the bolt and the hole. If the threads got damaged in some way, when you try to … Continue reading

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Blown-Up CVT

I was out for a drive in a customer’s car that had a complaint about a vibration. I didn’t feel anything, but as I took a left turn through an intersection, there was a clunk and the car suddenly would … Continue reading

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Wheel Locks on Steel Wheels

Wheels, especially OEM alloy wheels, are not cheap, easily worth a couple hundred dollars each, which makes them a prime target for thieves. To combat this, several companies make wheel locks, which are a replacement lug nut with a special … Continue reading

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#BecauseRoadkill

I’m a fan of having bumper stickers on my vehicles that have meaning to them. On the rear bumper of my truck is a sticker that says “#BecauseRoadkill” and this is why I put it on there.

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