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Email: auto@mpbonline.org — Auto Correct, hosted by Allison Walker, the Lady Auto Mechanic, airs at 10am Central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.orgAuto Correct is a route to correct your problem with your automobile
Latest Episode6/17/2021

Auto Correct: Towing

If you drive down the highway, you can’t help but notice all the camper trailers and boats that people are pulling. Not to mention the yard maintenance folks who have trailers with their tools. We’re going to talk about tow capacity and hitches today. But that’s just between your vehicle repair questions.Our expert is The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker – ASE Certified.https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmRecalls: Buick Envision SUV; Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans, and Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs; Chevrolet Corvette sports car, and Tahoe and Suburban SUVs; and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. Are being recalled for Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Warning Light. Dealers will update the software in the communications gateway module for free. Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners July 19, but those with further questions can call the Buick at 800-521-7300, Cadillac at 800-333-4223, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You 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.In the news: if you need information and referral for local vaccination transportation M-Dot has got a phone number for you: 1-866-813-3616.https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/584MDOT is supporting free transportation for our citizens to local vaccine locationsAuto Casey: Casey Williams reviews the Hyundai Veloster Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4YsFPvQg4QLong take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcKPb-xO6o&ab_channel=AutoCaseyAutoCaseyDiscussion:where hitches go and how do they get therehow much can you towhow much does your tow weighsafety chains and lightsCalls:Uhaul will installcheck engine lightGVWR and GAWRHow much sod weighs and Uhaul again!air conditioner troublemore info about GVWR and AC trouble http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-air-conditioning-systemReese hitches https://www.reese-hitches.com/jeep shutter and shakestire pressure
6/17/2021

Auto Correct: Towing

If you drive down the highway, you can’t help but notice all the camper trailers and boats that people are pulling. Not to mention the yard maintenance folks who have trailers with their tools. We’re going to talk about tow capacity and hitches today. But that’s just between your vehicle repair questions.Our expert is The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker – ASE Certified.https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmRecalls: Buick Envision SUV; Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans, and Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs; Chevrolet Corvette sports car, and Tahoe and Suburban SUVs; and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. Are being recalled for Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Warning Light. Dealers will update the software in the communications gateway module for free. Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners July 19, but those with further questions can call the Buick at 800-521-7300, Cadillac at 800-333-4223, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You 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.In the news: if you need information and referral for local vaccination transportation M-Dot has got a phone number for you: 1-866-813-3616.https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/584MDOT is supporting free transportation for our citizens to local vaccine locationsAuto Casey: Casey Williams reviews the Hyundai Veloster Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4YsFPvQg4QLong take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcKPb-xO6o&ab_channel=AutoCaseyAutoCaseyDiscussion:where hitches go and how do they get therehow much can you towhow much does your tow weighsafety chains and lightsCalls:Uhaul will installcheck engine lightGVWR and GAWRHow much sod weighs and Uhaul again!air conditioner troublemore info about GVWR and AC trouble http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-air-conditioning-systemReese hitches https://www.reese-hitches.com/jeep shutter and shakestire pressure
6/10/2021

Auto Correct: Lessons Learned

We’re all going to share some vehicle mistakes today, so we can learn from each other. That's what this show is about – we want to hear what you did or you heard someone do – that you’d like to warn others about – something that messed up your vehicle, a ticket you got, some mistake that was preventable.Allison also will take vehicle questions. https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmDiscussions:put oil in carquote of repairsair bag safetystop sign awarenessdriving in the rainprius batteryno sparegot spare at junk yardno spareac troubleRecalls for the week: There are 3 Tesla Recalls Issued for Model 3, Model Y Brakes, Seat Belts - All repairs will be done for free, though in all three cases, Tesla has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. Those with questions can call the automaker at 877-798-3752 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.Takata Airbag-Related Issue Prompts New 1999-2001 BMW 3 Series Recall. Dealers will replace the inflator with a newly designed inflator for free. Owner-notification letters are expected to be mailed starting July 19, but those with further questions can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.Fuel Pump Problem cause a Recall for 85,500 Volvo Sedans, Wagons, SUVs- Dealers will replace the fuse for free as a remedy, and Volvo will begin notifying owners Aug. 1. In the meantime, those with questions can call the automaker at 800-458-1552You 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.In the news: this is from M-Dot: Flash floods can occur within a few minutes or up to six hours after excessive rainfall. Never drive through a flooded area, as the road bed may be washed away and you may not know how deep the water is. If you encounter a flooded road – TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!Most flood deaths occur at night and when people become trapped in automobiles that stall in areas that are flooded. If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. The rising water may engulf the vehicle and the occupants inside. Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams or creeks during threatening conditions.https://drivesmart.mdot.ms.gov/severe-weather/Auto Casey: Toyota Venza Short segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0MYIDpi_M4Long version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSjwTtsxoks
6/3/2021

Auto Correct: Emmissions

Our topic is emissions from your car. What is it? What should it be? What can you tell from how your exhaust looks or smells about your car? We’ll learn together. Allison will also take your other vehicle repair questions.https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmRecalls for the week:Ford Recalls 192,000 model-year 2013-21 Transit Connect Vans for Transmission Issue. To resolve the problem, dealers will replace the under-hood shifter bushing and add a protective cap over the shifter cable bushing for free. Ford will begin notifying owners June 28. If you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236Backup cameras have been a federal mandate on all cars since the 2019 model year. More than 342,000 model-year 2019-21 Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles, are being recalled for cameras that could display a blank image. The MBUX system software will be updated by a dealer, or via an over-the-air update, for free. Mercedes will begin notifying owners July 13, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You 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.In the news: Data released recently by the Governors Highway Safety Association for the full year show “the largest-ever annual increase in the pedestrian death rate” since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration established its Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 1975, according to the association. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/05/20/u-s-pedestrian-deaths-2020-hit-gruesome-milestone/5179519001/Auto Casey: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Short segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkG82U00q7o&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJntOi4HfRMCalls:changing the oil on a Priuscatalytic converter burning outlifespan of catalytic converteremail: what tools to havehit a deer
5/27/2021

Auto Correct: Gasoline Encore

What's the difference between E10, E15, and E85 gas? From the U.S. Energy Information Administrationhttps://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=27&t=10and Popular Mechanichttps://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a25135/guide-to-fuel/All gasoline engine vehicles can use E10. Currently, only flex-fuel and light-duty vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer are approved by the EPA to use E15. Flex-fuel vehicles can use any ethanol-gasoline blends up to E85.Pros• Ethanol helps the fuel meet federal air-pollution regulations. It reduces tailpipe emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, benzene, and fine particulates.• Ethanol contributes to fulfilling the national energy independence goals presented in the 2005 Energy Policy Act and extended under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.• Ethanol is a powerful octane booster—a fuel additive that prevents the fuel charge from preigniting in the cylinder, which leads to engine knocking and poor performance.Cons• With 33 percent less energy content than gasoline, ethanol actually lowers your gas mileage.• Ethanol is known to ruin small engines, especially two-stroke, because of its tendency to separate from the gasoline.• By growing corn for ethanol, farmers reduce the land being used to grow corn for food, raising the consumer price of corn.• Ethanol is highly corrosive, forcing auto manufacturers to use more expensive stainless-steel components.When should you use premium vs. regular gas?From the U.S. Department of Energyhttps://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/octane.shtmlIf your car manufacturer requests higher octane gasoline - use it!Is your car under recall?https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
5/20/2021

Auto Correct: May Open Topic

From MPB Think Radio, Auto Correct helps you correct your auto problems. Hosted by The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker . ASE Certified and Liz Gill. We’re here to help steer you in the right direction. It’s an open topic show today. We took all kinds of questions. You can always send us an email to our address auto@mpbonline.org. Calls about:high mileage oilnoise after break repairoil changes and service lightTurtle crossingstransmission drain and fill not flushsteering fluidgas gaugechanging the oil in a PriusEGR valvemore high mileage oilconditioners in oilDiscussions about: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, National Bicycle Safety Month, National Bike to Work Week - May 17-21, 2021 (Third M-F Week in May), National Unicycle Week - May 16-22, 2021 (Begins on Third Sunday in May)keeping gas in your carAuto Cross in MississippiRecalls for the week: more than 440,000 model-year 2013-15 Kia Optima sedans and 2014-15 Sorento SUVs. There’s a risk that brake fluid may leak inside the hydraulic electronic control unit, possibly resulting in an electrical short that could increase the risk of an engine compartment fire while parked or driving. Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the repair is completed. Dealers will install a new multifuse and inspect the hydraulic ECU for leaks, replacing it, as necessary, for free. Kia will begin notifying owners July 2, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.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 review of Lexus LC500 Short segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1iWRh2jIRk&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEPG0EbARxs
5/13/2021

Auto Correct: Celebrating YOU

Welcome to Auto Correct, helping you correct your auto problems. With The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker – ASE Certified and mechanic Que Moore from On Que Customs.Allison and Que both work at AG Automotive Group and Que also has On Que Custom.Auto Correct wants to celebrate you! What can you do to fix upyour car? We want others to celebrate what repairs or maintenance you can do so maybe others can try it also.https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms/?ref=page_internalhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmTo save some money maybe doing this yourself:changing wiper bladesbatterybulbsflat tirerepair fabriclisten for soundswash your carvacuum Calls:oil to use in older vehiclefuel injector cleanerwheel sizebatteryvinyl roofmoving to colder climatespecialistelectrical "repair"noise when startsmechanic's spouse carRecalls for the week: Ford model-year 2016-19 Explorer SUVs with roof rail. dealers will secure the roof rails with plastic push pins for free. Ford will begin notifying owners June 28. If you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236Steering Issue Prompts Investigation of 1.1 Million 2013-15 Honda Accords. The petition for the investigation was prompted by owner complaints. The result of the NHTSA investigation will dictate if a recall will be issued, and owners of these vehicles should watch for announcements of a formal recall.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.In the news: On the May 11th Money Talks, they discussed the upcoming shortage of just about everything since so many truck drivers have retired. That presents a great job opportunity. The Trucker’s Report.com has links to companies that will pay for your CDL training – which is truck driving school. https://www.thetruckersreport.com/jobs4newtruckers/Auto Casey: Genesis G80 Short segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGN160Eusl4&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEoVmlRdaI8
5/6/2021

Auto Correct: MDOT

Auto Correct, helping you correct your auto problems. I’m Liz Gill, with The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker – ASE Certified.Isn’t it comforting when someone takes care of you? In Mississippi, we’ve got a Department of Transportation that takes care of our highways and byways. We’re going to learn about MDOT and ask them some questions. Our guest today. Mike Flood, public information officer, from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. We’ll learn what’s going on with MDOT between vehicle repair questions.Allison Walker: facebook https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ twitter https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ as The Lady Auto Mechanic. You can find her at Automotive Group https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmCalls:Report issues 1-866-521-MDOTsuggestion - turn on lights to be seen, spray white paint around potholesMDOT responce to February ice and snowright of way near highwaysmdottraffic.com MDOT Appwhat about state route 49 ? !potholes and streetlightssigns on the interstate. See the Mississippi Roads video clip: https://www.facebook.com/MississippiRoadsMPB/videos/2533270513633910grass on side of highwaytiming of traffic lights on highwaysBudget!Lottery is voluntary tax. First $80 million of profit goes to transportation. Recalls this week:2020-21 Dodge Durango Recalled for Airbag Fastener dealers will tighten or replace the fastener for free. Dodge parent Stellantis will begin notifying owners June 11; those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403.model-year 2013-15 Santa Fe Sports are being recalled for their antilock brake system modules.model-year 2019-20 Elantras and model-year 2019-21 Konas and Velosters equipped with 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines are being recalled for improperly heat-treated piston oil rings. All repairs will be done for free, and Hyundai will begin notifying owners June 25. If you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 855-371-9460.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.In the news: A feature coming to the2021 Ford F-150 this summer. The Onboard Scales system will let F-150 owners estimate the weight of their load in real-time through the truck’s infotainment screen, an app,or by taking note of clever blinking taillights. The Smart Hitch can measure trailer tongue weight and give you advice on weight distribution. https://jalopnik.com/the-2021-ford-f-150-can-weigh-your-load-for-you-1846799529?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-05-02We’ve got a new car review from Casey Williams - Mazda 3 Turbo AWD.Short segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwRCb7OdS0&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6lpIqcHEX0