You just headed out to work or the store when you noticed it: a noise you’ve never heard before, coming from somewhere under the hood of your car. Or maybe it wasn’t a noise; maybe it was just something… not right. You know you’re going to have to take your [...]
Summer’s just around the corner. And, if you’re one of the few people who’ve never seen National Lampoon’s Vacation, you may be considering a road trip for your vacation this year. Well, before you head off to enjoy your well-earned break from the day-to-day grind, take your car over to [...]
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The Parts Store says They can Check my Car’s Codes for Free; Why should I Bring it to a Repair Shop?
You’ve probably seen the ads on TV: The local auto parts store will be happy to check your car’s codes for free, and sell you the parts you need to fix it yourself. Sounds almost too good to be true. And it is. Oh, sure, they’ll check the codes. They [...]
Back in the ’70s and into the ’80s, you couldn’t open a newspaper without seeing an ad for having your car’s shock absorbers replaced. (A “newspaper” was what we called the internet back in those days.) Today, you’re not as likely to see those ads, in a newspaper or on [...]
There’s a wonderful scene in the movie Doc Hollywood, where Michael J. Fox listens as an older woman explains the floaters she’s seeing. As she’s talking, he carefully removes her glasses, cleans them, and slides them back in place. After a stunned second she sighs and says, “I’m cured!” If [...]
Once upon a time, it was normal to take your car in once a year for a complete tuneup. Part of that tuneup involved checking all the filters, and cleaning or replacing them as needed. Today, tuneups may not get done for years. The spark plugs on most cars tend [...]