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Be Careful With Gloves

A lot of mechanics don’t wear gloves. A lot do wear gloves. For most it’s a personal preference. I prefer wearing them instead of having to wash my hands frequently, and definitely wear them when working with various automotive chemicals. … Continue reading

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One Reason I Don’t Think Self-Driving Cars Will Work

There are plenty of opinions out there about why self driving cars are a bad idea or why they won’t work. One concern I haven’t seen voiced is one I’m seeing on the driver-assist systems on current cars. Most new … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Frustration Get You Hurt

Working on cars can be frustrating. Bolts can be hard to reach, parts don’t always fit right, snow drips on you in the winter. Managing your frustration is important because getting mad usually just leads to making mistakes and being … 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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Thanksgiving 2018

Once again I find that it is Thanksgiving here in the United States, and it reminds me just how thankful I am for all of you that read this blog and follow me on social media. It’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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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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