Austin, my son told his dad and I last week that he wanted to become an auto mechanic and not go to […]
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I have a simple question, or comment rather for you. I have been on your site for hours today and love your […]
I have an 1989 Ford Taurus Station wagon that needs it’s V-belt replaced. I am not exactly sure what that is, how urgent the repairs are needed, or what to expect in terms of cost of repairs. Is this a major repair job? Thanks you in advance for your response
Reader Question Hey Austin, I know you sold your auto repair shop a while back, but do you have a recommendation as […]
In early December of 2010 a new, free online organization and resource emerged for auto technicians. AutoTechnician.org developed a website promoting qualified automotive technicians. […]
I have a 1998 Ford Contour. The car began to tremble 4 days ago but still drove. However, sometimes when idling too long it would stall. Now, the car starts but cuts off immediately. I had the car towed today. The mechanics came back and told me it would be one of four problems.
Any comments about an auto repair shop selling your car when the repair bill will exceed the value of the car? I had a 1997 Mazda MX-6, 120K miles, that stopped dead. I thought it was a transmission fluid leak. It turned out to be a “fried” computer, and the computer had to be ordered from CA or a junkyard. The bill was up to $600 before the replacement computer costs.
I have (had) a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo (90,000 kilometers). Recently while on the highway my connector rod let go blowing the engine block and starter. I had no steering, brakes or power. I managed to get it off the highway unscathed but now the engine is toast. It was just in a week prior to having the rear main seal repaired at the same dealership. They claim it is not related.
I have decided to keep my 2000 BMW Z3 for a while longer. It has less than 40K miles but there are a few minor problems that need attention. Can you recommend a BMW mechanic in the SW Houston or Fort Bend TX area?