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Email: auto@mpbonline.org Auto Correct, hosted by Coach Charlie Melton, ASE Master Mechanic, airs at 10 a.m. Central Thursday and 11 a.m. Central Saturday on MPB Think Radio and MPBOnline.org/radioAuto Correct is a route
4/28/2022

Auto Correct: MDOT only

While Coach is out this week, we’ve invited Mike Flood from the Mississippi Department of Transportation to join us to tell us what’s up with MDOT. When’s hwy 49 going to be finished? I’m new what’s contraflow? What’s coming for Crystal Springs? We learn about litter, safety, and mowing. https://mdot.ms.gov/Careers: https://mdot.ms.gov/careers/Adopt a highway: https://litter.mdot.ms.gov/adopt-highway-program/Trash Bash: https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/957Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/F-150 pickup trucks, Expedition SUVs and Navigator SUVs from Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln, plus model-year Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks.2015 Buick Enclaves, Traverses and Acadias are affected.2015 Ford Escapes are being recalled for Rollaway Risk.You can find out if your car has a past recall by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.News:Ford unveiled its F-150 Lightning at the New York International Auto Show recently. Ford CEO Jim Farley announced. “We’re already pushing dirt down in Blue Oval City in Tennessee for another electric pickup truck that’s different than this one,” Farley said. https://jalopnik.com/ford-just-announced-a-second-electric-pickup-truck-1848844166?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-04-26https://autoshowny.com/Auto Casey: BMW M4Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJn0ckJqLG4&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuJjuIaImp8Coach's Tip of the Week: Don't tell the mechanic what's wrong with your car. Explain the noise or habit. But let them investigate themselves otherwise they will "fix" what you tell them to not necessarily what's wrong.Question:Cogongrass - https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/terrestrial/plants/cogongrassLitterWho maintains city/highway roadsGrass needs mowingElvis highway http://www.legislature.ms.gov/Speed limit signsWoodville Rd
4/21/2022

Auto Correct: Drivability

Sometimes Producer Liz picks a topic for our show. Sometimes Coach picks one. Coach wanted to talk about Drivability today. What is Drivability?! Let’s learn together.Recalls:Mercedes-Benz Recalls Cars, SUVs due to a software error affecting the backup camera display. The solution for dealers is simple: They’ll update the rearview camera software for free. Mercedes will begin notifying owners June 7, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-367-6372.Toyota, Lexus Vehicles recalled due to a software error regarding its vehicle stability control system. To resolve the issue, dealers will update the software of the skid control ECU for free. Owners will be notified by mid-June. For further information, owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, Lexus at 800-255-3987.You can find out if your car has a past recall by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.News: Honda, Acura expand certified pre-owned program to cars as old as 10 years.The older cars won't be labeled as certified pre-owned Hondas or Acuras; they'll be called HondaTrue Used and Acura Precision Used. The goal for both programs is to attract younger, first-time buyers who might not otherwise be able to afford a new or CPO vehicle from either brand but want to own a car with a reputation for quality and durability. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2022/04/01/honda-acura-certified-used-cars/7245897001/Auto Casey: Toyota Tundra 1794Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWpNKYkpyMg&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zms-cGcmge8Coach Charlie’s Tip of the Week: with a manual transmission, let the clutch out slowly and accelerate slowly from a stop.Questions:smokeToyota Priusworth it to fixtransmissionwolf gasvent sensorwater pumpnoise
4/7/2022

Auto Correct: Detour

We’ve got an assortment of information to share with you today. We’ve got MDOT in the house to tell us about this crazy bridge repair that will detour south bound traffic on I-55 and west bound traffic I-20 in central Mississippi.I say “share” and “tell” because there are no phone calls. It’s our pledge drive time. Instead of taking calls we want you to call to make a contribution to MPB 1-888-372-4483 or go to https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/donate We want to hear from you but we want to hear your comments about why you love Auto Correct and MPB.Guest: Mike Flood from Mississippi Department of Transportation.TRAFFIC ADVISORY: MDOT will close all lanes of I-20 WB/I-55 SB at State Street in Jackson on April 8 to perform an emergency repair on a roadway failure that has resulted in a severe dip in the interstate.The closure begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8 and is expected to last 72 HOURS.The temporary closure will have a MAJOR impact on traffic. During the closure, I-20 WB/I-55 SB traffic will be directed to I-55 NB and I-220 SB to detour around the closure. Local traffic should consider an alternate route on local roads during the closure timeframe.MORE DETAILS:https://bit.ly/3tTCbPtRecalls: Ford Escape, Bronco Sport Recalled for Potential Oil Leak Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Recalled for Failing Windshield Wipers Ford, Lincoln Recall 391,000 Trucks, SUVs Over Trailer BrakeHyundai Sonata, Genesis G70 Recalled for Emergency Trunk Latches You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.Auto Casey: Toyota Corolla CrossShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJqzvMMKNKA&t=0s Long version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7ePmm5JNsIn the news: bridge closure informationCoach Charlie’s Tip of the Week: if your check engine light comes on, check to see if your gas cap is on tight enough.Preventative tips for your vehicle!