Tag Archives: Interior & Trim

Mice In Cars Isn’t Good

I’ve had to deal with damage from animals under the hood of cars multiple times. A lot of times it’s just the remnants of a small nest something started building, sometimes it’s pieces of food or droppings, or even chewed … Continue reading

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Excessive Bedazzlement

I’ve posted before about how some people like to stick little gems on various buttons and knobs in their car interiors, but this one beats them all in how much it has.

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Disgusting Car Interiors

Working on cars, you see cars in all kinds of conditions. Some are spotless, some look decently lived in, but some are just disgusting. I’ve talked in another post about how some family minivans are gross because of all the … Continue reading

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Homemade Cupholders

I’ve seen lots of aftermarket accessories in cars, but it’s not very often that I see homemade ones.

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When Big Jobs Get Bigger

It all started as simply taking over a used car that another tech had looked at but was out sick and couldn’t work on. One of the problems with the car was that the wires to one of the airbag … 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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Customized Accord

Most cars are left stock, the way they came from the factory. Some owners may add a few accessories, like splash guards, door visors, or seat covers. Sometimes the stock radio isn’t enough and they put in an aftermarket unit. … Continue reading

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Annoying Rattle Noise

A couple times now, I’ve had a car come into the shop with a complaint of a rattling noise while driving. Squeaks and rattles inside the car can be hard to find because it could be two pieces of trim … Continue reading

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Bedazzled Cars

I like putting a personal touch on my cars, and I’m not the only one. Many people like bumper stickers, but I’ve seen a couple cars recently with a different modification that’s a bit more shiny.

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The Most Unusual Job of the Year

This was a weird one. I’m not entirely sure how to describe everything about this one, but if anything fits the name Mechanical Malarkey, it was this job. Let’s start with the original customer complaint.

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