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Throwback: Old Engines

Going back a few years for this one for some engines you don’t get to see every day. While I was in school, an older friend invited me to her husband’s engine shop. It was pretty cool seeing the shop, … Continue reading

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Get Your Airbag Recall Done

If you somehow haven’t heard, millions of airbag inflators have been recalled in the past few years because they can become overpressurized due to humidity, leading to ruptures that send shrapnel into the occupants they’re designed to protect. If you … Continue reading

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3 Years of Mechanical Malarkey

I can’t believe I’ve already been doing this for 3 years. Thank you to everyone who reads and supports this site.

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Missing Headlight Glass

I was given a quick job, a car just needed a new headlight. I pulled out the old bulb, and found something a little odd.

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Mechanical Malarkey Merchandise Now Available

If you’re a fan of what I post here on this blog and social media, I’m now making some products available with my logo on them.

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What is Flat Rate?

You may have heard the term “flat rate pay” before, but what is it? There are two ways mechanics get paid: hourly and flat rate.

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Modifying Tools

During a slow day at work I was doing some sweeping around the shop, and on different sides of the shop I found two cut off open end wrenches. Apparently two different techs really needed slightly shorter wrenches for whatever … Continue reading

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