Many times transmission problems are not serious

November 1, 2010 by · 29 Comments 

  Many times transmission problems are not as serious as they seem. Most of today’s vehicles have transmissions that are computer controlled. Many times these computer controlled transmissions only need to be serviced or simply have a wire connector cleaned or repaired. Before any transmission repairs are done, a trained technician must interface with the […]

Auto Repair: The Top Ten Mistakes Made By Your Mechanic

September 22, 2010 by · 88 Comments 

Number One: Not confirming the concern. Confirming a repair concern is a basic diagnostic principle frequently overlooked. To fix a problem, the first thing one must do is recognize it. Number Two: Insufficient Road Testing. The importance of a thorough road test (even for an oil change) is well documented in automotive training manuals. Yet, […]

Your Modern Auto Body Repair Shop

September 22, 2010 by · 46 Comments 

Most of us never would want to see the inside of an auto body repair shop. At the most we can often smell the solvents being emitted by automotive body vehicle repair shop as we drive by and wonder how those people can make it through a work day never being precise and accurate in […]

How To Pay For Emergency Car Repairs

September 22, 2010 by · 46 Comments 

Your car has broken down, and now you need to pay for towing, and repairs. Sometimes these repairs cost unexpected hundreds or thousands of dollars. What are your options? 1. Be Prepared The best way to avoid an emergency is to be prepared for an emergency. If you can set aside a little bit of […]

Car Repair Prices: Why Your Oil Change Is Never “Just An Oil Change”

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For a repair shop, there is little profit in the $29.95 oil change. By the time a shop pays its technician, pays for the oil, the filter, and the hazardous waste disposal fees, there’s no money left. This low profit margin is worsened by the extremely competitive “Quick Lube” business, which forces local repair shops […]

Car Repair Prices: There Are No Honest Mechanics!

September 22, 2010 by · 39 Comments 

I enjoy reading the tips and suggestions on finding an honest or good mechanic. These can be found on various government and consumer websites, and in a variety of auto repair articles. I think the same guy wrote all the suggestions, and for all 50 states! You’ll be advised to check around by word of […]

6 Simple Steps To Avoiding Expensive Car Repairs

September 22, 2010 by · 34 Comments 

Quite often, a visit to the car repair shop can be even more painful than a visit to your dentist.  Perhaps physical pain it’s involved, but some car repairs can leave your wallet feeling pretty empty and you with a bad taste in your mouth.  The best way to avoid costly repairs is to take […]

Auto Repair: How Can They Screw Up An Oil Change?

September 22, 2010 by · 34 Comments 

“It’s all about beating the clock.” This quote comes from a wise old service manager, advising me on how to maximize my income as a flat-rate technician. If you have ever wondered why your car doesn’t get fixed correctly, or all your concerns weren’t addressed, you can blame, in part, the flat-rate pay structure. Flat-rate […]

The Vintage Mercury-Lincoln Cougar – A Nascar Legend

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Many have thought of the Mercury Cougar a simply nothing more than a luxo-bloated version of a Ford Thunderbird. It may well surprise many Ford, Mercury as well as Ford Mustang and Mercury Cougar enthusiasts that 35 years ago that the Cougar “Pony” Car was kicking butt on the Trans-Am circuit. In its origins, the […]