Don’t Inflate Tires Until They “Look Full”

Far too often, I’m checking the tire pressures on a car and they are way overfilled. Most of the cars I work on specify tire pressures around 30-35 psi, and unless they’re low from a leak, they’re usually somewhere around there. But then sometimes I stick my gauge on the valve stem and it has way more air than it should.

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My Weekend at Cleetus & Cars Bristol Part 2


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My Weekend at Cleetus & Cars Bristol Part 1


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Don’t Stack Wheel Spacers

The same wheels don’t fit every car. The width, diameter, and backspacing will vary depending on the design of the car, as well as the center bore size and lug nut pattern. Sometimes people want to change out the wheels on their car to change the look, and there are usually lots of options for an exact fit, but sometimes there isn’t and they have to do some sort of modification to fit the new wheels.

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Brunt Workwear Ryng Work Boot Review


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The Scariest Tire I’ve Ever Seen

As a mechanic, I see a lot of worn out tires. Usually we’re able to sell tires to a customer before they’re completely used up, but sometimes they’re already bald, or even worn down to cords. Sometimes the tires are just old and getting all cracked an dry rotted. But of all the tires I’ve seen, this car had the worst.

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2012-2015 Honda Civic Front Bumper Removal


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Hyper Tough 1/2″ Air Impact Wrench Review


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A Lot of Organization Goes a Long Way

Every mechanic eventually accumulates extra nuts and bolts. Sometimes it’s just a handful sitting on their toolbox, or it’s a box full on the work bench, or for some it’s an entire drawer of their toolbox. Most hardware collections I’ve seen are just jumbled messes, or with only the slightest organization.

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2007-2011 Honda CR-V Door Panel Removal & Installation


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