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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... More
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2019-11-7

Auto Correct: Car Feature Acronyms

SUV? AWD? CVT? Do you know what these letter mean? Our show will tell you.


We're talking about Car Feature Acronyms with Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/


Here are the latest recalls: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS; 928,000 Toyota, Scion and Lexus Cars, Minivans, SUVs and Pickup Trucks;  2020 Hyundai Elantra;  2017-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza: 2017-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza;   2019 Tesla Model 3; 2014-2019 Ram 1500; 2019 Ford Edge; 2017-2020 Porsche Panamera, Panamera Hybrid, Cayenne; 638,000 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Pickup Trucks; 2019-2020 BMW 3 Series, Z4.

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/recalls  and 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:

·          Buick LaCrosse    2006,2010, 2011, 2017:  headlights (low beams) go off intermittently.

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. He has new reviews of:  Kia Niro EV and the EV start-up, Rivian is which is funded by Ford Motor Company, Cox Automotive, and Amazon.    https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


Coming up: Ladies Under the Hood 11/12/2019  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Northwest Point Reservoir Library (Brandon)

Join us Tuesday November 12th at 11:00 am for a special visit from Allison Walker AKA the Lady Auto Mechanic host of Auto Correct on MPB. Allison will be returning to the Northwest Point Reservoir Library to educate us on how to get our cars ready for the South Mississippi Winter. 

Event Type(s): Branch Information, Speaker

Age Group(s): All Ages

Presenter: Allison Walker

Nicholas Parker

(601) 992-2539

reservoi@cmrls.lib.ms.us

http://cmrls.evanced.info/signup


2019-11-7

Auto Correct: Car Feature Acronyms

SUV? AWD? CVT? Do you know what these letter mean? Our show will tell you.


We're talking about Car Feature Acronyms with Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/


Here are the latest recalls: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS; 928,000 Toyota, Scion and Lexus Cars, Minivans, SUVs and Pickup Trucks;  2020 Hyundai Elantra;  2017-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza: 2017-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza;   2019 Tesla Model 3; 2014-2019 Ram 1500; 2019 Ford Edge; 2017-2020 Porsche Panamera, Panamera Hybrid, Cayenne; 638,000 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Pickup Trucks; 2019-2020 BMW 3 Series, Z4.

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/recalls  and 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:

·          Buick LaCrosse    2006,2010, 2011, 2017:  headlights (low beams) go off intermittently.

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. He has new reviews of:  Kia Niro EV and the EV start-up, Rivian is which is funded by Ford Motor Company, Cox Automotive, and Amazon.    https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


Coming up: Ladies Under the Hood 11/12/2019  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Northwest Point Reservoir Library (Brandon)

Join us Tuesday November 12th at 11:00 am for a special visit from Allison Walker AKA the Lady Auto Mechanic host of Auto Correct on MPB. Allison will be returning to the Northwest Point Reservoir Library to educate us on how to get our cars ready for the South Mississippi Winter. 

Event Type(s): Branch Information, Speaker

Age Group(s): All Ages

Presenter: Allison Walker

Nicholas Parker

(601) 992-2539

reservoi@cmrls.lib.ms.us

http://cmrls.evanced.info/signup


2019-10-24

Auto Correct: Parallel Parking

Do you dread parallel parking? Are you proud of your skill? Are you thrilled you have parking assist on your new car? 


There are lots of tips and tricks to parallel parking.

1.    Make sure you have 1 and a half car lengths space to park.

2.    When you’re alongside the front car – look over your shoulder to see the front parked car’s bumper in your back side window – or your back bumpers are even or your side mirrors are even -  if you and the front parked car are the same size vehicles

3.    Turn the wheel to the right and angle back looking into your left side mirror until you see the front/road side bumper of the rear parked car

4.    Turn the wheel to the left to straighten out, and back straight in until your right side mirror covers your view of the front parked car’s left tail light.

5.    Turn the wheel to the left to get your car parallel to the curb using your right side mirror to site down the curb or edge of road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4LcfZeS4qw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpo6fcaWfC4


Do you have parking assist? Or Active Park Assist?

The car has sensors to scan for available parking spots.

1.    You push the button as you cruise for a spot.

2.    The message center lets you know and chimes when it finds one.

3.    You then put the car in reverse, lift hands off the stirring wheel WHILE operating the brake and gas

4.    You’re parked in 15 to 30 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW-MhoLImqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtomEyPQhtM


Here are the recalls for the week: Approximately 7,200 model-year 2019-20 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks equipped with Advantage trifold soft tonneau covers (to KNOW): Dealers will provide a cover tether kit, improved instructions and additional labeling.

2018-20 Audi Q5, SQ5: Dealers will replace the four clips securing the forward part of the rear wheel arch trim for free.

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/recalls  and 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: 

Cadillac SRX 2008 and 2010 The most-reported problem with this is water in lights.

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 2019 BMW M2

https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


Autocross Oct. 26/27 2019 Columbus AFB http://www.msscca.org/

2019-10-17

Auto Correct: Auto Body Repair

Guest: Jason Marascalco, I-CAR certified Auto Body Technician


You can pop out a dent with a hair dryer!

Check the air pressure in your tires when the weather changes.


Free Car Care Clinic by The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker Hosted by Cole's Service Center

This family friendly event will include:

-visual demonstrations on how to change a tire, check the oil, and much more

-What to do in case of a breakdown

-Basic car care necessities

-FOOD!

-Door prizes and raffles

  • -Car washes from the students at Jackson County Technology Center

https://colesservice.com/


Recalls for the week: 2019 Ford Ranger: Dealers will inspect the climate control blower motor and replace it, free of charge, if it is within the suspect part production dates.

2017-2019 Lamborghini Aventador S: Dealers will update the engine software for free.

2015-2018 Subaru Forester: Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the ODS sensor mat harness for free once parts become available.

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/recalls  and 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: 

Lincoln MKX 2016-2017 engine problems. The most-reported problem is the 2016 Lincoln MKX for engine shut down 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 Honda Pilot, VW Tiguan       https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams

2019-10-10

Auto Correct: Mille Miglia and EuroFest

Guests Julie and John Herlihy share their experience racing in the Mille Miglia in Italy with us. They will attend the 11th Annual EuroFest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show at the Renaissance in Ridgeland on Saturday, October 12th. Auto Correct will also be there in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting tent. Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic will conduct a car care clinic at 2pm.

http://www.euro-fest.net/ridgeland/schedule.php Looking at the weather – don’t just bring a jacket, bring a coat!



If you can’t listen to our show - all the way through live, find our podcast. I like to listen to podcasts when:  

Here are the recalls for the week: 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA-Class, GLC-Class: Dealers will inspect the driver airbag module and replace it, as necessary, for free.

2017-2019 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG E-Class Wagon: Dealers will inspect and correct the mounting of the spoiler, as necessary, for free.

2011-2018 Jeep Wrangler: Dealers will replace the driver’s seat belt buckle for free.

2020 BMW X3, X4: Dealers will replace the front-axle swivel bearings for free. BMW said it has instructed owners not to drive their vehicles.

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/recalls  and 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: Jaguar F-Pace  2017 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. – they did not have any Jaguars listed.           

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 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53, 2019 Mazda3 Hatch, 2020 Range Rover Evoque      https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams



2019-10-3

Auto Correct: Movies

What are YOUR favorite movies with cars as the stars? Here are ours:


Family Friendly: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Back to the Future, Cars, Speed Racer

Funny: Talladega Nights, The Absent Minded Professor (the orginal), Smoke And The Bandit, Cannonball Run1 & 2, My Cousin Vinnie, Herbie

New: Ford v. Ferrari, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Scarry: Duel, Christine, Hell Drivers

Oldies but Goodies: Bullitt, Two Lane Blacktop, Rebel Without A Cause, The Great Race, Vanishing Point, Thunder Road, Italian Job (both), In Like Flint / Our Man Flint

And more! Fast and the Furious, Baby Driver, Gone In 60 Seconds, Transformers, Days of Thunder, Rush, Grease, Mad Max, Transporter


Here are the recalls for the last two week: 2019-2020 Jeep Cherokee: Dealers will replace the steering gear for free.              2019 Ram HDs and Chassis Cabs: Dealers will replace the front brake calipers and brakes hoses. They will also bleed the brakes. All repairs will be done for free.          2015-2018 Chevrolet Trax: Dealers will inspect the left- and right-front lower control arms and replace them as necessary for free.   1.2 Million 2018-2019 Nissan and Infiniti Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Vans: Dealers will update the backup camera settings software for free.                        2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Dealers will provide a supplementary owner’s manual booklet with the necessary information for free.

2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty: Dealers will inspect the passenger-side rear axle shaft, and shafts with a suspect batch code will be replaced. Owners are advised to apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked until the service fix is completed.    2020 Ford Escape: Dealers will inspect the seat structure. Ford said most vehicles are expected to pass the inspection and not require repair, but if a repair is required, the dealer will replace the seat structure for free.                   2020 Ford Explorer: Dealers will secure the wiring harness and repair any damage for free.  2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro; Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the key with the flat blade design for free. 2019-2020 Chevrolet Equinox;            Dealers will replace the fuel tank for free.              2020 Subaru Outback, Legacy: Dealers will inspect the brake pedal mounting bracket hardware and replace the hardware or pedal assembly, as necessary, for free.

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/recalls  and 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 X3        2013 - 2008

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 __ Maserati Levante and Jaguar F-Pace SVR _________

      https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, and MPB's Liz Gill would love to meet you Sunday at View the Cruise in Gulfport.                  MPB will have a tent. Come by and say "Hey!"


10th Annual View the Cruise!!

Saturday & Sunday Oct 5 & 6, 2019

http://www.downtowngulfport.com/view-the-cruise.html

The 10th Annual View the Cruise is expanding to two-days this year and will feature Amanda Shaw & Rockin' Doopsie, Jr. for a special Saturday night regional show!

This year’s event will feature:

• Cardboard Cruiser Parade, followed by

• Saturday Night Concert

• Sunday will have 5 Music Stages

• Expanded Cruiser parking

• Huge 50/50 Raffle Drawing

• Featuring plenty vendors for your shopping pleasure

• Fabulous downtown restaurants, featuring great gulf coast cuisine!


On Saturday, October 12th Auto Correct will have a tent at the 11th annual Euro Fest: Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show at the Renaissance in Ridgeland. The event begins at 10am with cars parked around the shopping center. At 2pm Allison will conduct “Ladies Under The Hood” Car Clinic.

2019-9-27

Auto Correct: View the Cruise

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, and MPB's Liz Gill would love to meet you Sunday at View the Cruise in Gulfport.


MPB will have a tent. Come by and say "Hey!"


10th Annual View the Cruise!! 

Saturday & Sunday Oct 5 & 6, 2019


http://www.downtowngulfport.com/view-the-cruise.html


The 10th Annual View the Cruise is expanding to two-days this year and will feature Amanda Shaw & Rockin' Doopsie, Jr. for a special Saturday night regional show!

This year’s event will feature:

• Cardboard Cruiser Parade, followed by

• Saturday Night Concert

• Sunday will have 5 Music Stages

• Expanded Cruiser parking

• Huge 50/50 Raffle Drawing

• Featuring plenty vendors for your shopping pleasure

• Fabulous downtown restaurants, featuring great gulf coast cuisine!

2019-9-19

Auto Correct: Transmission Fluid

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, talks about transmission fluid - when to flush and when to drain and fill.

https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech


I found a website that shows you what the different colors of transmission fluid mean. https://cartreatments.com/transmission-fluid-color/


Recalls for the week: 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Dealers need to replace the driveshaft for free. 2020 Mini Hardtop, Cooper, Cooper S: Dealers need to install crash pads for free. 2017 Ford Explorer: Dealers need to install flocked tape to the exposed edge and tab on the inboard side of the power-seat frames for free. 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/recalls  and inputting your VIN number.


The first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event is taking place now until the end of the month, in celebration of National Baby Safety Month. Customers can trade in used car seats at the Service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card* that can be used in store or online to buy items for their baby.   https://one.walmart.com/content/uswire/en_us/company/news/top-stories/car-seat-recycling-event.html

(Target had their Car Seat event the beginning of September.)


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: 

GMC Sierra 1500    2014,2015, & 2017 Overall the worst problem category are the lights.

 

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 2019 Ram 2500 Limited        https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


http://www.euro-fest.net/ridgeland/index.php On Saturday, October 12th Auto Correct will have a tent at the 11th annual Euro Fest: Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show at the Renaissance in Ridgeland. The event begins at 10am with cars parked around the shopping center. At 2pm Allison will conduct “Ladies Under The Hood” Car Clinic. 


https://www.facebook.com/ViewtheCruise On Sunday, October 6th Auto Correct will have a tent at the 10th annual View the Cruise. An event owned and operated by Gulfport Main Street Association. http://www.downtowngulfport.com/view-the-cruise.html

There’s off-site parking with free shuttle service provided by CTA.

In addition to US there’ll be 5 stages of music, over 30 vendors, and cruisers in town showing off their cars. Saturday, October 5th There’s a Card Board Parade and Concert.