Category Archives: In The Shop

Big Tire Puncture

With how many cars that my shop works on, it’s not that uncommon for cars to come in with a flat tire. Most of the time it’s caused by a puncture from a stray screw or nail, but sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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Exhaust Hanger Creativity

I was replacing the exhaust on an older Civic, and ran into a problem. One of the rubber exhaust hangers had torn, and it was one that went to two pegs on the exhaust instead of one, so to replace … Continue reading

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Pedal Extensions

I’m a little over six feet tall, so the majority of customers are shorter than me. This means that the driver’s seat is usually a bit farther forward than is comfortable for me to drive. I usually try to avoid … Continue reading

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Get Your Recalls Done

If I had to guess, I’d say that probably the majority of cars sold in the United States in the last two decades have come under some sort of recall at least once. Recalls usually address safety issues, or sometimes … Continue reading

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Find a Trustworthy Mechanic

Auto repair shops are everywhere, but it can be hard to find a good mechanic. Even if you find a good mechanic at one shop, somebody else at the same place may not be so good, so when you find … Continue reading

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Badly Welded Exhaust

As I test drove a used car at the dealership, I noticed that the exhaust was a little bit loud. When I got it up on the lift I found that it was leaking from the join where one pipe … Continue reading

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The Noisy Leaf

Cars can make all sorts of noises. Suspension squeaks and clunks, grinding brakes, uneven tires, leaking exhaust, all of these are mechanical noises from outside the car. Inside the car there can be squeaks or creaks from trim panels rubbing … Continue reading

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