Tag Archives: Safety

Car Fires

Recently I had the experience of putting out a car fire. Usually, if your car catches fire, you don’t want to try to fight it. Just get out, get away, and call the fire department. Pretty much everything on a … Continue reading

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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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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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Breaking Brake Pad Material

Recently I had a car in the shop for its yearly state inspection. It had a few problems, but probably the worst and most dangerous was the brakes.

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Check Your Tires

It’s important to check your tires regularly. Tire pressures should be checked every month, especially in places with widely varying temperatures. Every 10 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature change will affect the tire pressure by 1 PSI. Proper tire pressure is … Continue reading

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No Caliper Bolts

Another car came in for a complaint of an unusual noise. I drove it around the parking lot and clearly heard a clunking from the rear when going over bumps. When I put it on my lift it took longer … Continue reading

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