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Auto Correct, hosted by Allison Walker, the Lady Auto Mechanic

Auto Correct is a route to correct your problem with your automobile. Our mechanic on duty will listen to the issue then determine the best way to go about solving your concern. In Mississippi, having your transportation
Latest Episode3/26/2020

Auto Correct: Cars at Home

Are you stuck at home?We’re going to talk about maintaining your car if you can’t go anywhere between your vehicle repair question calls.Drive your car every week or two. Or idle until the temperature gauge is in the middle of this range.If you're worried about your battery, use a trickle charger.Make sure your tires are properly inflated.GET THE POLLEN OFF YOUR CAR: rinse or wash using a "car washing" product.How can you learn about your car?Read your owner's manualJoin an online forum about your make and modelWatch YouTube videos from knowledgeable creatorsRead Chilton or Haynes repair manualsCalls concerned:changing a batteryLamborghiniDodge Dakotachanging transmission fluidECU computerbattery maintenanceshopping for a Mazdafuel injected car troubleLink to the Mille Miglia episode http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-mille-miglia-and-eurofestHere are the recalls since we last met: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon;2020 Chevrolet Silverado HDs, GMC Sierra HDs ; 2019-2020 Volvo Cars, SUVs and Wagons; 2017-2018 Land Rover Discovery2020 Toyota Highlander2020 Infiniti Q602017-2019 Audi Q7, Q82020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ2019-2020 Audi A62014-2016 Ford Fiesta and Fusion, Lincoln MKZYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:Dodge Grand Caravan2008-2011, 2005Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2020 Lincoln Corsair. And a review of Consumer Reports suggestions for Standard Terms For Auto Safety Gear. https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsWhat’s in the news:America’s highway safety regulators last Friday suspended daily driving limits for truck drivers hauling medical supplies, personal and other items necessary for battling the current outbreak. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration put the regulation in place to protect fatigued truckers from making a potentially fatal error in their multi-ton vehicles. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/us-department-transportation-issues-national-emergency-declaration-commercial-vehicles
3/12/2020

Auto Correct: MPG

Want to increase your Miles Per Gallon? We've got some tips from https://www.fueleconomy.gov/Follow Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic on social media https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/The official U.S. government source for fuel economy informationThis website has LOTS of tips for improving your fuel economy:Drive more efficientlyDrive sensibly – don’t be aggressiveObserve the Speed LimitAvoid Hauling Cargo on Your RoofRemove Excess WeightAvoid Excessive IdlingUse Cruise ControlKeep your vehicle in shapeKeep your engine properly tunedKeep tires properly inflatedUse the recommended grade of motor oilPlanning and combining trips – make one trip – while the car is warm rather than multiple short tripsCommuting – avoid peak rush hours, work from home, carpoolThere are tips for better gas mileage in warm and cold weatherThere are so many lists with the “best” fuel economy vehicles. Some go by class of vehicle, some include hybrids, some trucks – but trucks can also include SUVs and vans.37 miles per gallon seems to be the best for a non electric vehicle – combined city and highway mpg (35 – 41) according to https://www.edmunds.com/vehicles/best-gas-mileage-cars/Here are the recalls for the week:2020 Hyundai Sonata2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2018-2020 Wrangler2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 15002019 Ford RangerYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.There are so many lists with the “best” fuel economy vehicles. Some go by class of vehicle, some include hybrids, some trucks – but trucks can also include SUVs and vans.37 miles per gallon seems to be the best for a non electric vehicle – combined city and highway mpg (35 – 41) according to Edmonds dot comConsumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:TheChrysler 2002015 modelone of the complaints is the engine stalls/shuts off while driving. Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, Nissan Titanhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn the News: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russian-saudi-price-war-sends-oil-prices-plummeting-amid-coronavirus-n1153001
3/5/2020

Auto Correct: Check Engine Light Info

Are you driving around with your check engine light on? Get it "checked" out at an auto parts store or do it yourself!In addition to CEL or Service Engine Soon information, we had calls about:Expedition revsEGR codeBrake light codesHigh Mileage oilRefrigerant leakPrius standard batteryDash boardIntake cleanerMass airflow sensorLoose wiper connectionThrottle bodyHere are the recalls for the week:2015-2018 Porsche Macan2019 Audi Q72011-12 Kia Sedona2013-2014 Kia Optima2016-2019 Audi TT2010 Jaguar XF2014-2019 BMW M6 Gran Coupe2014-2019 BMW M6 Gran Coupe2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG G-Class2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach Cars and SUVs2020 BMW X62013-2019 Lexus and Toyota Cars2013-2014 Hyundai SonataYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:Chevrolet Equinox2010-2011engine problemsPlease consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the __ 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD____ Toyota Racing Development____https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsGo vote on Tuesday, March 10th 2020 and WASH YOUR HANDS and DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE so the Corona virus doesn't spread!
2/27/2020

Auto Correct: Car Shopping

Our guest, Renier Stiglingh, answered questions about car shopping, the auto industry, and trade ins. Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, was on hand to steer our listeners in the right direction with their auto problems.car buying storyauctionsfuel pump relaytransmissionused carslube jobsHere are the recalls for the week: 2018-2020 Ford F-150, 2015-2016 Ford F-150You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:BMW X52011-2013 with various complaintsPlease consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Ram Rebel Dieselhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsDid you enjoy the Super Bowl ads? We did! My favorite is the "Smaht Pahk" https://www.motortrend.com/news/super-bowl-liv-2020-best-car-commercials/Follow Allison on social media: https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ or https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/?hl=enHere's our guest on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMwb1Z5gvxbbcBbqGqsSttg
2/20/2020

Auto Correct: Open Topic February

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, took calls and emails today on various subjects including:changing brake fluidrear transmission mountdoor latchesantique car maintenancedriver side heateroil leaksregular maintenancegrinding noiseDid you know: a "late model car" is a newer car - the latest? (Liz didn't know that!)Here are the recalls for the week: 2006-2010 Kia Sedona, Sorento;2020 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG Cars and SUVs; 2015-2016 Tesla Model X; 2015-2016 Tesla Model XYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:•Volvo S602015Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Dieselhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsFrom State Farm: https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/what-to-do-if-your-car-has-flood-damage
2/13/2020

Auto Correct: From the Capitol

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, spent the morning representing MPB at the Mississippi Capitol Building. She answered questions on the air from from the of folks she met. Auto Correct also, in inadvertently, continued with the "critter" theme that two of our sister broadcasts tackled: Fix It 101 http://fixit101.mpbonline.org/episodes/fix-it-101-house-pest and Creature Comforts We ended the show with some bad habits that might have you hurting your car:Not performing maintenance and not reading your owner's manualOther topics:mustang owners forumsChrysler electrical systemsBrakesPower Steering leaksOil changeswindshield replacementMore brakesMore windshieldsMPGRepellent for critters More repellentSteel wool to repel crittersKey fobsHere are the recalls for the week: 2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG E-Class, S-Class, G-Class and GT63,1998-2001 Audi A4, A6, A8 and TT, 2019-2020 Ram 2500, 3500, 2006-2011 Hyundai Elantra, Elantra Touring, 44,000 2019-20 Lexus and Toyota Cars and SUVs, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, 2016 Mazda CX-5, 2020 BMW X7, 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey, 2013-2018 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKTYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:VW Passat2013-2014 and 2002 & 2003 2002 for oil sludge resulting in engine failure.Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Genesis G70 3.3Thttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
2/6/2020

Auto Correct: Easy Repairs

Guest expert Charlie Melton from Clinton High School's Career Complex: What can you do to save money and repair your car yourself? What can you learn to to? We have a list of tasks to try. Questions answered:oxygen sensorjump starting a carreplacing a driver's side mirrorchanging an oil filterevaluating a used carsmoke coming from carHere are the recalls for the last 2 weeks:139,000 Toyota Cars, SUVs and EVs: 2.9 Million Toyota Cars and Hybrids: 2020 Hyundai Kona: 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe:2014-2015 Cadillac CTS:2020 Jeep Wrangler:You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is a resource for unreliable car information.Today, we’re going to caution you about:The 2013 Nisson Altima it has reported engine problemsConsumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey.Please consider reading up on the reliability of any used car before purchasing it.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Subaru Outback Touring 2021 EV Hummer ·We learned on our show about car acronyms EV = electric vehiclehttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsVermont to allow emoji on licence plates? ! https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/01/27/bill-would-allow-car-owners-put-emoji-license-plates/4589415002/