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Email: auto@mpbonline.org Auto Correct airs at 10 a.m. Central Thursday and 11 a.m. Central Saturday on MPB Think Radio and MPBOnline.org/radioOur expert host is Coach Charlie Melton, ASE Master Mechanic, retired instruc
Latest Episode8/11/2022

Auto Correct: Paint and Body

Coach has brought a long a friend to join us today to take your outside of the vehicle questions – paint and body. We’re happy that John Mosley from Clinton Body Shop is with us. https://www.clintonbodyshop.com/Recalls:https://www.cars.com/recalls/2022 Grand Cherokees and 2021-22 Grand Cherokee Ls SUVs Recalled for Damaged Taillights2012-13 Kia Optima Sedans Recalled for Interior Roof Defect2019-22 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports Recalled for Stalling IssueYou 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.News: https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/1123The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close all lanes of Interstate 20 westbound/Interstate 55 southbound at State Street in Jackson on Saturday, August 13, starting at 4:30 a.m. to perform a maintenance repair on a roadway dip. The closure is anticipated to last approximately 48 hours. During the closure, I-20 westbound/I-55 southbound traffic will be directed to I-55 northbound and I-220 southbound to detour around the closure. Local traffic should consider an alternate route on local roads during the closure.Auto Casey: 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO XShort video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRs5W9nVC8Y&t=0s Long version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF9vgm3-U-wCoach's Tip of the Week: Check the Better Business Bureau's Website for reviews https://www.bbb.org/us/msQuestions:Color matchingFuelFWDPlastic carbonatorAirplane aluminumBody shopWindshieldSpark plugsHeadlightsPaintCeramic spray
8/11/2022

Auto Correct: Paint and Body

Coach has brought a long a friend to join us today to take your outside of the vehicle questions – paint and body. We’re happy that John Mosley from Clinton Body Shop is with us. https://www.clintonbodyshop.com/Recalls:https://www.cars.com/recalls/2022 Grand Cherokees and 2021-22 Grand Cherokee Ls SUVs Recalled for Damaged Taillights2012-13 Kia Optima Sedans Recalled for Interior Roof Defect2019-22 Mitsubishi Outlander Sports Recalled for Stalling IssueYou 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.News: https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/1123The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close all lanes of Interstate 20 westbound/Interstate 55 southbound at State Street in Jackson on Saturday, August 13, starting at 4:30 a.m. to perform a maintenance repair on a roadway dip. The closure is anticipated to last approximately 48 hours. During the closure, I-20 westbound/I-55 southbound traffic will be directed to I-55 northbound and I-220 southbound to detour around the closure. Local traffic should consider an alternate route on local roads during the closure.Auto Casey: 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO XShort video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRs5W9nVC8Y&t=0s Long version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF9vgm3-U-wCoach's Tip of the Week: Check the Better Business Bureau's Website for reviews https://www.bbb.org/us/msQuestions:Color matchingFuelFWDPlastic carbonatorAirplane aluminumBody shopWindshieldSpark plugsHeadlightsPaintCeramic spray
7/28/2022

Auto Correct: Interiors 2022

Coach is out today but our friend of the show Quenten Moore from On Que Customs https://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms and Automotive Group https://www.automotivegroup.biz/ is here. He’s a mechanic but also does custom interiors for vehicles, boats, aircrafts, and motorcycles.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/More than 75,000 model-year 2022-23 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks are currently under recall for upper car seat anchors that may not have been installed sufficiently. As a result, the anchors may not meet the minimum strength required to keep the car seat in place in the event of a sudden stop or crash, increasing the risk of injury.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.News: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a40631862/pony-cars-post-office-stamps/5 Classic Pony Cars Headed to Your Mailbox on New USPS Stamps – you can own Tiny images of the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, AMC Javelin, Dodge Challenger, and Mercury Cougar inAugust for only 60 cents each. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2022/0715ma-pony-cars-power-onto-stamps.htmAuto Casey: Nissan SentraShort video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWF1Gh9giFg&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a91c2y5ik4MQuestions:How often to serviceDash repairWeldingOverdriveCar doorCar seat anchorRecall
7/21/2022

Auto Correct: EVs and Hybrids

We’re going to learn about electric vehicles and hybrids this week. Do you have one? Do you like yours? We’ll see what Coach and others have to say. We’ve got repair questions about other vehicles too.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/Ford 2020-22 Escapes, 2022 Mavericks and 2021-22 Corsairs equipped with 2.5-liter hybrid or plug-in hybrid engines are being recalled for Engine Compartment Fire Risk.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.News: Tesla has announced the grand opening of first Mississippi dealership in BrandonThe 25,000 square foot facility plans to hold its grand opening ceremony on July 30 at 9:30 a.m. https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2022/07/14/states-first-tesla-dealership-have-grand-opening-july-31/10059870002/https://www.supertalk.fm/first-tesla-dealership-in-mississippi-to-open-at-the-end-of-july/Auto Casey: Jeep Grand WagoneerShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezU0iaP8et8&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhhkpTSLuBgCoach's Tip of the Week: If you have a "plug in" download some type of app to find charging stations.https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plugshare/id421788217https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xatori.Plugshare&hl=en_US&gl=USQuestions:TransmissionTire replacementCheck engine lightEVs and idleCharging stationsCharging stations continuedOxygen sensorHybridCost of usedFord Fusion
7/14/2022

Auto Correct: 2nd Opinion

When you’re faced with a large estimate for a repair to your vehicle what’s your first thought? Maybe it should be “I need a 2nd opinion”. We get some advice from Coach on the topic and get answers to repair questions on the show today.Recalls: 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. They also have great tips like how to prepare before you head out on the road in the Summer. Recalls on RV tires. And the improved testing standards for child safety seats.News: Certain areas of Mississippi’s interstates will continue to be without streetlights for the time being. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said it’s because of copper wire theft. “The last time they were repaired and replaced, they didn’t last but about a month or so before they were stolen again,” MDOT spokesperson Michael Flood said.https://www.wlbt.com/2022/07/12/mdot-says-portions-ms-interstates-will-remain-dark-copper-wire-thieves-are-blame/Auto Casey: 2023 Nissan ZShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi1HcowH5X4&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRqnBJen040Coach's Tip of the Week: the lowest price shop might not be the best deal but the highest price shop might not be the best deal either.Questions:Cost of repairAir conditionerFuel pump moduleClimate controlLooking for a partShifting gearsMisfireEscapeABS moduleTransmissionBrake job
7/7/2022

Auto Correct: License Plates

Have you seen the multitude of specialty license plates you can get for your vehicle nowadays? You can ones that support NASCAR, schools, animals, the list is tremendous. (The MPB plate is of course the best.) Don’t forget about antique vehicle plates! We’ve got the Harrison County Tax Collector on our show today to tell us about them. Coach answers questions too.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/Hyundai is issuing a major recall for a disturbing problem: exploding seat belt pretensioners. This time around, the safety order is for the automaker’s Venue subcompact SUV-like hatchback.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.News: After California in 2018 and Arizona in 2019, Michigan is the third state to legalize digital license plates. The plate can be switched between light and dark modes, there's space for a personalized banner message at the bottom of the rectangle. Renewing registration can be done through an app. The plate can display public safety announcements like Amber Alerts. They contain GPS and telematics transponders, so a vehicle can be located — one lost in a parking lot or one that's stolen, for instance. https://www.autoblog.com/2022/06/13/michigan-legalizes-digital-license-plates/Auto Casey: Chevy Bolt EUVShort video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuqHYSwCcmE&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de6rvXFykkcCoach's Tip of the Week: Get more than one opinion when you need mechanical work done on your car. Questions:Car makes tone.Timing chainExpired tagsGolf cartsRecallAntique tagBonded titleVolvo opinionHarrison County Tax Collector: https://harrisoncountyms.gov/goverment/tax_collector/index.phpSharon Nash Barnett: https://www.facebook.com/SharonNashBarnettTaxCollector
6/30/2022

Auto Correct: Driver's Education

It’s probably been a minute since you took driver’s ed. What’s changed? We’ll find out from our guest Leonard Taylor, a driving instructor at Clinton High School. Coach is on hand to answer repair questions.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/news/recalls/2006-14 Honda Ridgeline pickups - An accumulation of road salt in northern states may cause the frame mounting surface — where the fuel tank mounting bands are attached — to corrode and possibly detach the fuel tank, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. 2021-22 Sorento Hybrids and model-year 2022 Sorento PHEVs for Exploding Seat Belt Pretensioners.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.News: Traffic deaths in the U.S surged after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020 as more drivers engaged in unsafe behavior like speeding and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The yearly increase is the highest reported since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began using its current traffic fatality tracking system in 1975. AND NHTSA cites this statistic inits 2020 traffic fatality report: In 45% of fatal crashes, the drivers of passenger vehicles were engaged in at least one of the following risky behaviors: speeding, alcohol impairment, or not wearing a seat belt.https://www.autonews.com/regulation-safety/us-traffic-fatalities-surge-105-2021-highest-count-2005https://jalopnik.com/we-can-cut-traffic-deaths-in-half-but-nobody-wants-to-1848892809?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022-05-19Auto Casey: Subaru WRXShort video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6brxrPbMH-4&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H51__UlKY9ECoach's Tips of the Week: Parents - sign up your kids for driver's ed so you can get the insurance break.