The Future Of Automotive Tuning

Published on October 9, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
The Future Of Automotive Tuning
Years ago tuning a car was simple. More air into the engine meant you could add more fuel. The more air and more fuel, the faster the car would go. Simple right? Doing things like Adding different air intakes Changing exhausts modifying internal engine parts (like cam shafts) Adding forced induction in the form of…
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Does My Car Need This Service ~ Oil Change

Published on October 8, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Does My Car Need This Service ~ Oil Change
Hey everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying your Monday. I spent the weekend doing some remodeling on my bathroom. It turns out that I like working on cars much much more than I like working on the house. Okay enough about houses, let's talk oil changes. This is another installment in the "Does…
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Can a Repair Shop Keep An Unsafe Car

Published on October 4, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Can a Repair Shop Keep An Unsafe Car
Today we are going to talk about a bit of a sensitive topic. Should a repair shop be able to keep your car if it is unsafe? Let me set the stage. A customer brings their car into the shop. The mechanic takes it on a short test drive, and finds the brakes barely work.…
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Strange Things That Fix Cars

Published on October 2, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Strange Things That Fix Cars
We talked yesterday about getting stuck as an auto mechanic. Like I said it happens to all of us. So today I thought I would share some auto mechanic secrets. ;) Over the years I have seen some strange things. You can read just about any Shop Shots post to get an idea of some…
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What Happens When An Auto Mechanic Gets Stuck

Published on October 1, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
What Happens When An Auto Mechanic Gets Stuck
Hey everyone.Today I want to talk about the strange things auto mechanics do to find issues with a car. This video is one of my all time favorite automotive sketches. Thanks to Kids In The Hall for such a funny video! In all reality this type of thing happens a lot. Granted we don't paint…
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Automotive Safety And Security Features Or Just A Hassle

Published on September 28, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
I am sitting my kitchen doing a little automotive research. I was looking at future car technology. There are some really cool things that we will see in the future. Kinda scary really. Well that got me thinking. For some reason I got to thinking about tire pressure monitor systems. Kinda strange right? If you…
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