Category Archives: In The Shop

Remove Cover Before Use

Even if it means less business for mechanics, it’s good to know how to do basic maintenance on your car. One of the things you should know how to do is change wiper blades. It’s pretty easy, but somehow people … Continue reading

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Stinky Air Filter

I was getting a brand new car ready to be delivered when I noticed it did not smell good with the air conditioning on. I figured it would probably be a good idea to check the HVAC filter.

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Selections from Social Media Vol. 1

I put out new blog posts here every Monday and Thursday, but the rest of the week I’m also posting pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are some of the most interesting pictures that you may have missed if … Continue reading

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Throwback: Surprise Passenger

Going back a couple years for a throwback to a special visitor in the shop. It’s a regular Saturday morning at work, when one of the techs finds some fur in the engine compartment of a car he just pulled … Continue reading

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Clogged Radiator Causing A/C Problems

Another car with an air conditioning problem came in. This time, the air conditioning would work fine for a little while, but then would completely stop working. I hooked up the A/C machine to see what the pressures were doing, … Continue reading

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Taps & Dies vs. Thread Chasers: What’s the Difference?

When threads get damaged on bolts or in bolt holes, there are two options: taps & dies, or thread chasers. What are they, and what’s the difference between the two? Why do I have sets of each?

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Overheated Brake Pads

Brake pads need to be lubricated periodically, or they’ll stick in the holders. When that happens, they can start to overheat. Overheated pads don’t last very long.

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