Tag Archives: Safety

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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Chewed Seatbelts

I’m not a big fan of cars that have had dogs in them. They often smell or have hair everywhere, or have nose smudges on the windows. I haven’t often seen damage caused by dogs, though.

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No Pad Left

Sometimes you have to wonder how a customer either didn’t notice a problem, or didn’t care enough to get it checked out. I’ve worked on many cars with so many indications of major problems, sometimes very unsafe problems, but somehow … Continue reading

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Another One Bites The Rust

Besides the repairs themselves, one of the things technicians dislike most about recalls is the cars that come in that are absolute junk. I’ve never seen a car this rusty before.

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Airbag Recalls

It’s no secret that there have been a lot of vehicles recalled for dangerous airbags. Up to 69 million vehicles worldwide are affected. If you have gotten a recall notice, please get your airbag changed as soon as possible. All … Continue reading

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2001 Honda CR-V Driveshaft Noise

My brother’s 2001 Honda CR-V had developed a strange noise. When accelerating in reverse there would be a short clank noise. I couldn’t tell what it was, so I took in to work, and they had never heard the noise … Continue reading

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Be Careful with Hot Metal

When working on cars there are a lot of things that are hot enough to burn you pretty well.

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