Check Engine Lights – Service Soon Light Coming On?

Check Engine Lights – Service Soon Light Coming On?

Reader Question: Hello Austin, I recently had the “service engine soon” or “check engine soon” light come on my ’94 Buick Century. Took it to my mechanic, and he said it was the EGR valve which he changed out for over $500. The light came on again within 24 hours and I took it back. He said he tightened the fittings, and said that the EGR computer may need to be replaced!??? Since then the “service engine light” has gone off and come back on several times. WhatContinue Reading

Where to Get an Oil Change In Your Car

Where to Get an Oil Change In Your Car

Reader Question: My mechanic wants me to take my car into his repair shop just for an oil change, but there is a quick lube right near my office that is much more convenient. Looks like the price is about the same. Is there any reason I should go out of my way to let him do it?   Sheila Hi Sheila, This is a great question, and I’ve got a great answer: Yes! There are a lot of variables to consider when scheduling a routine oil change, andContinue Reading

Coolant Leak – How To Find a Coolant Leak?

Coolant Leak – How To Find a Coolant Leak?

Is your car engine overheating? Are you losing coolant on a regular basis and having to constantly refill the radiator or the overflow reservoir?  First thing you need to do is get a cooling system pressure test to help you locate the coolant leak…unless it is obvious with the naked eye. A cooling system pressure tester is basically a small hand held air pump like you would use on a bicycle tire. One end of the pressure tester has an adapter you screw on to the radiator neckContinue Reading

Kit Scratch Out – Car Wax Scratch Remover

Kit Scratch Out – Car Wax Scratch Remover

I get a lot of email questions asking about car wax and scratch remover products so I decided to make a video of one of the products you might want to try yourself and see if you get as good of results as I did. The product is called Scratch Out, made by Kit and is available at your local auto parts store and on Amazon etc. It works pretty good for small surface paint scratches, swirl marks left by an electric buffer and hard water spots. IfContinue Reading

Nissan Pathfinder Oil Leak

Nissan Pathfinder Oil Leak

My mechanic estimates $600 to repair valve cover gaskets–he thinks the smoke and oil smell coming from engine for past few months is due to slow oil leak. He has to do a free diagnostic, but that’s his price if he’s right about what’s needed. We are original owners of a 1998 Pathfinder SE V6 car has only 120,000 miles. Just replaced another set of PathFinder tires for a cool $750. Body starting to rust, plastic molding over rear wheel fell off due to rusting (would take weeksContinue Reading

Why Does My Car Shake On The Freeway?

Why Does My Car Shake On The Freeway?

So I got this small problem with my car Austin, and I am hoping you can help me figure it out.  When I am driving on the freeway say about 60 MPH the steering wheel starts to shake back and forth and I get this vibration in my seat.  It only seems to happen about the 60-65 MPH area and nothing else.  Could this be a bad strut or a wheel bearing?  Car is a Chevy Tahoe 2012. Thanks Deanna Hey there Deanna, I would bet you haveContinue Reading