Category Archives: In The Shop

Overheated Flat Tire

Maintaining proper tire pressure is important for fuel economy, tire wear, and safety. All cars old in the United States since 2007 come with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and when the warning light comes on, don’t ignore it. If … Continue reading

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My Truck’s Outer Tie Rods

When I had my truck in the shop to reinforce my seatbelt anchors, I checked over the suspension and noticed that the outer tie rod ball joints were both loose. With how rusty my truck is, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Pushbutton Shifter Problem

Several Honda vehicles from the last few years have come with a push button gearshift instead of the traditional lever. It’s a little odd to use at first, but you get a handle on it pretty quickly. So far it’s … Continue reading

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Fake Fancy Brakes

Usually, the brakes on a car aren’t something you pay much attention to. But on sportier or fancier cars, sometimes some attention is shown to how they look. With bigger wheels that show more of the brakes, a common way … Continue reading

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Welding On My 1990 F-250

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One Seized Caliper

A used car that we had recently sold came into the shop with a complaint of a shaking steering wheel and pulling to the right while driving. The first step to diagnostics is always to confirm the complaint, so I … Continue reading

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Exhaust Hanger Creativity Update

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about how I had to make an exhaust hanger out of a coat hanger because it would take too long to get an OEM replacement. Well, that car came back to the … Continue reading

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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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