car repair

Should You Follow Your Owners Manual for Maintenance?

Published on August 8, 2018
Should You Follow Your Owners Manual for Maintenance?
When it comes to maintaining a car, the owners manual is a great guide. But should you just follow it? When should you change your oil? When should you replace spark plugs, what about fluid like coolant with no replacement interval? There is a lot of things missing from the owners book, and some maintenances…
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5 Odd Things Mechanics Use To Fix Cars ~ Video

Published on May 7, 2015 under Video
5 Odd Things Mechanics Use To Fix Cars ~ Video
Thursday is normally the day that I review tools and products. Well today I wanted to step out of that a little. I wanted to chat a little about the weird things that mechanics use when¬†working on cars. This is kind of a play on my "Top 5 Favorite Auto Mechanic's Tools" video. Something a…
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The Trouble With Trouble Shooting And Car Diagnostics

Published on January 24, 2013 under Humble Mechanic
The Trouble With Trouble Shooting And Car Diagnostics
We have talked before about the diagnostic process that auto mechanics must follow. Starting with the basics, getting good information and being thorough are vital to repairing cars. There are times however that all the processes and information in the world do not guarantee a proper diagnosis. Yesterday I spent the about half the day…
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