Auto Repair Questions

Where to Get an Oil Change
By September 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Where to Get an Oil Change

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 […]

Should You Ask For Your Old Parts?
By September 16, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Should You Ask For Your Old Parts?

Several “mechanic exposes” in the news the last few years have offered this advice to consumers: Always ask your mechanic for the old parts he replaces when he repairs your car. So have you heard about this tactic and are following this advice? Do you feel protected from getting ripped off now? A few years […]

Extended Auto Warranty – Is It Worth It

Extended Auto Warranty – Is It Worth It

Reader Question: I am considering an extended auto warranty contract which one do you recommend? Hey there! Extended auto warranty contracts usually don’t pay for themselves.  In my experience I have found that most of the extended auto warranties contracts that I had to make a claim on paid very little- if any-of the repair cost. Most of […]

Should You Steam Clean Engines?
By January 20, 2014 11 Comments Read More →

Should You Steam Clean Engines?

A video I made a few months back has gotten a lot of negative feedback on Youtube, so I wanted to clear the air a little bit on what my main point was and why I feel that way. I also have a totally free gift for you just for your visit today, so please […]

How Much To Replace Exhaust System?
By November 21, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

How Much To Replace Exhaust System?

How much should I expect to pay to replace my GMC YUKON’s exhaust system? Thanks Mary Mary, Hi there Mary, That is a hard question to answer since there are many pieces of the exhaust system…and rarely do you replace them all and now a days you rarely even have to replace the muffler. What […]

Help With Mechanic Invoice
By November 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Help With Mechanic Invoice

Good Afternoon, I’m writing to ask what I should do in what I believe was a faulty repair/faulty replacement part completed by a mechanic I’ve used a number of times.  I have a Honda Civic and had the timing belt replaced at 80,000 miles (I realize this is early milage-wise, but it was well over […]

Pocket Hose Review

I know this is an “auto repair website” but I did a product review for the popular late night TV infomercial about Wipe New. Wipe New is designed to make the exterior plastic parts on your vehicle look new again. My review video on Youtube was a huge success, and one of the viewers asked […]

Car Shakes When Braking

Car Shakes When Braking

Reader Question I had my front rotors and brake pads replaced and my tires rotated, balanced and my car shakes more…do you have any more suggestions…HELP   Hi there, If the shaking is ONLY there when you step on the brake, I can only assume you still have a problem with the front brake rotors…either […]

Is a Brake Fluid Flush a Scam?

Is a Brake Fluid Flush a Scam?

Have you ever had a mechanic tell you that you needed your brake fluid flushed? Is this a scam or good advice? That’s exactly the question that a reader posed to me a while back after his mechanic told him that he should pay $89 for a brake fluid flushing on his truck with only […]

Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air

Reader Question Hello Mr. Davis… Long story short, my car’s a/c and heating does not work appropriately. These fixes can be pricey, so I do not want to pay for 9 wrong fixes when only the 10th is needed… The facts: (1) The blower works. Air does come in and can be circulated. (2) When […]