Tech Tip Tuesday: Checking Manual Transmission Fluid

In modern cars, you may or may not be able to check the automatic transmission fluid, but most still allow you to check the manual transmission fluid. In the old days autos had a dipstick and manual trannys didn't. If you want the privilege of rowing through your own gears, you'll have to work a … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Checking Manual Transmission Fluid

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Diagnosing Brake Pad Noise

Brakes are among the most common repairs for professional shops and DIYers alike for good reason; every car has brakes and they're one of the most important systems on the vehicle. If you live in an area where the long arm of the law hasn't yet instituted a mandatory vehicle emission/safety inspection you can live … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Diagnosing Brake Pad Noise

Tech Tip Tuesday: What is a “Tune Up”?

Back in the day, you took your car in every 20-30,000 miles to have her “tuned up.” That meant Goober at the local filling station changed your oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, distributor cap and rotor button, replaced/adjusted/filed your ignition points, and maybe replaced the condenser. That was considered … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: What is a “Tune Up”?