Head Gasket Problems

How Do I Know If I Have a Head Gasket Leak?

How Do I Know If I Have a Head Gasket Leak?

My mechanic says I have very little head gasket damage. he did a block test and says the color is still blue but not dark blue like it started out. did a pressure test and find a leak in the radiator… he wants $2000 for a new radiator and gasket job or $700 to use […]

By December 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Over Heating

Car Thermostat – When To Replace It?

Car Thermostat – When To Replace It?

I have a question for you Mr. Mechanic.  My Toyota Camry, 2003 model seems to want to over heat when I sit in traffic for long periods of time or when idling with the A/C on high. My mechanic says I should replace my thermostat to solve this issue but I am questioning his ability […]

By February 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Check Engine Lights

Check Engine Lights – What Will Turn Them Off

Check Engine Lights – What Will Turn Them Off

One of the most asked questions that I get each day is “my check engine light came on today, what can I do to turn it off”. It’s a great question, and one that needs a little explanation….so here it goes. First, lets talk about the color of the light that has come on. Think […]

By November 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Brake Problems

ABS Light is On

ABS Light is On

Reader Question I could really use your help. I had the above situation and just now pulled into hotel . I am 120 miles from a Volkswagen dealer. I have to wait till Monday. To call the dealership since it is a Saturday… Is it dangerous to drive the car for the next 115 miles […]

Won't Start Problems

Starter Makes a Clicking Noise

Starter Makes a Clicking Noise

Reader Question I went out to my car this morning and it would not start, all I heard was this fast sounding clicking noise coming from my ….starter?? What do I do now? Johnathan   Hi there Johnathan, I would suspect you have a bad battery or there is corrosion at the battery cable that […]

Tire Wear Problems

Loud Noise In Car At High Speeds

Loud Noise In Car At High Speeds

I was just wondering if you might have any idea in this issue I’ve been having with my bad.  I bought a 2006 Cadillac STS in February of this year,  about a could days after having the car I hit a pot hole which dented my rim and damaged the this in my right front. […]

By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Recent Posts

The Best Car Battery?  What Brand Name?

The Best Car Battery? What Brand Name?

Austin, love your site man. Got a quick question for you if you have time to reply.  My Toyota Corolla probably needs a new car battery, it was dead this morning and is about 4 years old now.  I was wondering what brand name you would recommend I buy?  I want the best I can […]

Is My Heater Core in My Car Bad?

Is My Heater Core in My Car Bad?

So it’s pretty cold outside now huh, and the heater in your car is not as hot as it should be…or not hot at all.  I am starting to get tons of emails pouring in about this topic, it’s a “hot topic” right now. The heater core is like a small radiator located in your […]

By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Overheating Car Problems – How To Diagnose

Overheating Car Problems – How To Diagnose

Austin, how are you today sir. I just love your site and all the information you give…and for free. What a blessing you are to us.  I have a question which I did not find an answer to on your site.  My car, 2001 Honda Accord has an engine overheating problem that my mechanic can […]

By February 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Kit Scratch Out Car Wax Review

Kit Scratch Out Car Wax Review

I get a ton of email questions each day from my readers, and many of them have to do with exterior car like car wax and polish products. I am always testing new (and older) products to see what is working best today and if they are a good suggestion for my readers. This time […]

By January 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Does Phil Robertson Hate YOU Too?

Does Phil Robertson Hate YOU Too?

IF YOU SUPPORT PHIL ROBERTSON PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS PAGE!  Is it just ME, or does it seem like we are taking political correctness to the extreme these days?  A few months ago the media (The Food Channel) made an example out of Paula Dean because of a remark she made years prior in […]

By December 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coolant Leaking at Thermostat?

Coolant Leaking at Thermostat?

My 2008 Chrysler Sebring is experiencing a coolant leak under the engine, it does not run hot, but there are small spots of greenish liquid when I park after driving.  I took it to Firestone because they changed the upper hose when I got a coolant service. They said the pressure test directed a problem […]

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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