Tag: mechanics

67 Posts

Even Honda Parts Start to Fail after 17 Years
Nov 26, 2019

Even Honda Parts Start to Fail after 17 Years

Dear Car Talk

This old window regulator earned its retirement

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Car Dealers Have to Improve the Service Experience
Aug 08, 2019

Bait and Switch: Car Dealers Have to Improve the Service Experience

Jim Motavalli

Horror stories from the shop floor, and a questionable case history.

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Is Dealer on the up and up about This Transmission?
Feb 07, 2019

Is Dealer on the up and up about This Transmission?

Dear Car Talk

Will a hot transmission cost Michelle a cool five grand?

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Jan 16, 2019

'Genius' Mechanic Pinpoints Source of Thunking Sound

Dear Car Talk

Thwack, clunk, and bonk would point to another culprit.

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Has Your Mechanic Earned a Tip?
Nov 06, 2018

Has Your Mechanic Earned a Tip?

Dear Car Talk

Consider a a few bucks as a tip...or brownies.

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Most people don't trust their mechanic
Dec 07, 2016

Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Trust Auto Repair Shops

Jim Motavalli

AAA reports that Americans don't trust mechanics, thinking they're being overcharged or being sold unnecessary parts. Frankly, they'd rather go to the dentist than to their local garage. 

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how can I get a refund for work that was never performed
Nov 29, 2016

Did Dealer Lie about Replaced Hydraulic Lifters?

Dear Car Talk

Don got a bill for $3751 and he's not sure the work was done. If the lifters weren't fitted, how can he ensure his claim isn't aquitted?

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now that my warranty has expired should i stick with the dealership for maintenance
Apr 26, 2016

Dealership or Indy Mechanic for the New-ish Car?

Dear Car Talk

Should you stick with your dealership or look for an independent mechanic? Pablo wants to know his options for his Avalon.

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could my mechanic have predicted the oil leak in my car
Mar 15, 2016

Does Oil Leak Mean Engine Death For Sue's Subaru?

Dear Car Talk

Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives? 

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