Tag Archives: Used car

Mechanical Malarkey Buys a New Car!

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally pulled the trigger on a replacement for my Civic. I’ve been looking for over a year, and while I would’ve preferred another Civic like what I had, it was starting to … Continue reading

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Free Relays and Fuses

The dealership I work for has us remove aftermarket remote starts from all the used cars we sell, because they can often cause problems like drained batteries or cause the car to start when it’s not supposed to. They’re usually … Continue reading

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Mechanical Malarkey Buys a Truck!

I’ve teased this on Instagram, and yes, I bought a truck. It’s a 1990 Ford F-250. And it’s camouflage.

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Wholesale Rust

Many times dealerships get trade-ins that aren’t worth their time or effort to fix up and sell. Older cars, higher mileage, damaged, rusted. When they decide not to do anything with them they get put on the wholesale line where … Continue reading

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Check Old Honda Subframes

Looking at buying an older Honda? Good choice, but make sure you get it checked out thoroughly.

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Lost & Found: Golf Clubs

One of my neighboring techs was doing a used car inspection, seeing what was needed to get it ready to sell. Once in a while we find interesting items left behind in cars, but this one was the biggest I’ve … Continue reading

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Bad Design in Brakes

So many times I’m working on a car and run into problems doing so because the engineers don’t expect you to ever work on them and put things in the worst locations. Brakes are a frequently serviced part of the … Continue reading

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