Author Archives: Dan

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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Snapped Control Arm

In back of the dealership I work at is what’s known as the “wholesale line.” It’s where cars that get traded in go that we don’t deem worth fixing up to sell, so we offer them up to other used … Continue reading

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Mechanical Malarkey in 2019

It’s the new year and my month off is over, so I’m back! Last year I did a lot of work on my truck, and bought a new used car to replace my Civic. Here’s what I’m hoping to do … Continue reading

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A Vacation from Malarkey

After some thinking, I’ve decided that I need a short break from blogging. I’ve managed to keep pretty consistent at posting here twice a week, but I’ve decided that I need some time off for the month of December. I’ll … Continue reading

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