Tag: mechanics

75 Posts

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?

transmissions mechanics Toyota Highlander 2008

Jan 16, 2019

'Genius' Mechanic Pinpoints Source of Thunking Sound

Dear Car Talk

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

noises mechanics Toyota Solara

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.


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. 


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?

mechanics Ford Mustang 1966

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.

mechanics maintenance

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? 

gaskets oil leaks repairs mechanics Subaru Forester 2002

Can repairing a tire damamge the tire sensor
Jan 28, 2016

Today: Did Phil's Mechanic Break the Tire Sensor?

Dear Car Talk

Phil's mechanic noticed that his tire sensor was cracked, but Phil decided not to repair it since it was still working fine. Two days later it was broken. Is his mechanic responsible, or is it true that "the stingy man pays the most?"

tires sensors mechanics

Oct 12, 2015

Americans Defer Car Repairs Big Time (Especially if They Don't Trust Their Mechanics)

Jim Motavalli

Thirty five percent of us put off auto maintenance until tomorrow, even though it ends up costing more in the end. It helps if you trust your local dealer or garage.

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