Monthly Archives: May 2019

Long Tire Life

Recently I had a 2013 CR-V in the shop. While looking it over I measured the tires, and there was 3/32nds on the front and 5/32nds on the rear, which is right around when it’s time to get new tires. … Continue reading

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Announcing the Mechanical Malarkey YouTube Channel

That’s right, Mechanical Malarkey is no longer just words and pictures, it will now also be in video! Click below to watch the YouTube channel introduction video. Click here or on the video above to watch the introduction video. This … Continue reading

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Home Improvement Store Car Repair

As someone who loved his first car more than it deserved, I understand holding onto a car longer than I should. That being said, this is just a bit too far. This car should’ve gone to the junkyard years ago.

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New Wheels on Old Cars

Most people leave the same wheels on a car for its entire life. Some replace them because they don’t like the look, or because they keep leaking due to corrosion. Usually when they do this they use aftermarket wheels, because … Continue reading

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Car Fires

Recently I had the experience of putting out a car fire. Usually, if your car catches fire, you don’t want to try to fight it. Just get out, get away, and call the fire department. Pretty much everything on a … Continue reading

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Be Careful With Gloves

A lot of mechanics don’t wear gloves. A lot do wear gloves. For most it’s a personal preference. I prefer wearing them instead of having to wash my hands frequently, and definitely wear them when working with various automotive chemicals. … Continue reading

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Completely Dead Battery

There are multiple reasons why a car won’t start. They can generally be categorized into no-crank, no-start, or start-stall issues. If the engine doesn’t even turn over when you turn the key, chances are it’s a bad battery or a … Continue reading

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