Author Archives: Dan

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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Destroyed Oil Pan & Subframe

A Civic was towed in, and we were told that the customer had hit something in the road and that the oil pan was broken. That was a little of an understatement.

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Chewed Seatbelts

I’m not a big fan of cars that have had dogs in them. They often smell or have hair everywhere, or have nose smudges on the windows. I haven’t often seen damage caused by dogs, though.

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