Auto Correct

7/29/2021

Auto Correct: Southlife

Whether you’re a gear head or a Sunday driver, we think you’ll like a car show Saturday, July 31 and August 1 2021. It’s called Southlife. It’s taking place at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Allison and I will be there on Saturday. We’re talking about Southlife on the show today with organizer Roddy Merritt with MPMC Events.Our host is Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanichttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmTell us you're a listener and get MPB swag at the car show!Discussion:email - premium gas vs regularcategories at showemail oil changeemail rotorsselling a car at the car showTuner, Yes We Like Patina, The Great Scott Award!, Bust Under Construction, Best Stereo, Ladies ChoseFood Trucksvisit O'Reilly's, snap a car selfie, show it at the show for free stuffRecalls for the week: Chevrolet Recalls More Than 50,000 Bolt EVs Again for Battery Fire Risk – owners are advised to park outside after charging and don’t charge the vehicle overnight among other instructions. Interim notification letters alerting owners to the safety risk will be mailed Sept. 6; a second letter will follow once Chevrolet has worked out a final remedy. Owners looking for more information can visit Chevy’s dedicated site, call 833-382-4389You 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: MDOT’s 2021 Hurricane Evacuation Guides includes information on evacuation routes, contraflow, radio coverage areas, important contact information and more.Download a digital copy of MDOT's Hurricane Evacuation Guide or order a printed hard copy by visiting GoMDOT.com/maps.MDOT’s toll-free line, 1-866-813-3616, offers information and referrals for transportation to vaccination sites by connecting callers to a designated regional call center.Auto Casey: Ford Bronco SportShort take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKeJAKasAEkLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPx7NOXjcE
7/22/2021

Auto Correct: MDOT 2.0

We’ve got our friend Mike Flood from M-DOT to answer your questions about Mississippi’s highways. Contra-flow, new bridges, cameras on the highways, apps!Info:https://www.mdottraffic.comcareers: Mississippi State Personnal Board http://www.mspb.ms.gov/Home page: https://mdot.ms.gov/Order paper maps and hurricane guides: http://www.goMDOT.com/mapsRecalls for the week: model-year 2013-17 Explorers may experience a seized cross-axis ball problems. Dealers will inspect and replace as needed. Ford will begin notifying owners Aug. 23. Ford also said it’s providing a customer satisfaction program for vehicles not sold or registered in corrosion states. 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 888-327-4236model-year 2020-21 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans and Dodge Challenger coupes. May have windshield installation problems.Dealers will remove and replace for free. Stellantis will begin notifying owners Aug. 27, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, 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.Auto Casey: Dodge Charger Hellcat Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFPhZB1Ph2o&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc2F7TIKCvgIn the news: You can get a free ride to get your covid shot. Just call 1-866-813-3616 and M-DOT will hook you up with a sweet ride to get you on your way to vaccination safety.
7/15/2021

Auto Correct: Windshields 2.0

I’m amazed at all the technology in windows now-a-days. From radio antenna, to lane assist – this is NOT your Grandma’s glass.But we’ve got a windshield tech – Mike Harbin from The Righteous Windshield to answer your questions. (Mike's contact info: 601-573-9035)Along with Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanichttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmWe’re going to be at broadcasting live from Southlife Car show at Trustmark Park in Pearl Saturday, July 31st from 11am to noon. Calls:loves carcomplaints.comwhat vehicle to buy Jeep and windshieldshow long does a transmission lastlooking to buy Suggestion: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-reliable-car-listgot a bad windowhill holdercoil packs?Recalls for the week:2015-16 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras. The roof rail airbag inflator end cap may detach from the inflator, or the inflator sidewall may rupture. A separated inflator end cap or rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components propelling into the cabin, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the left and right-side roof rail airbag modules for free. Chevy and GMC parent automaker GM will send interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk Aug. 16; owners will receive a second notice when a remedy is available. Those with further questions can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-87822017-19 Chevrolet Silverado 2500s and 3500s and GMC Sierra 2500s and 3500s equipped with Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engines and the optional cord. An electrical short circuit may cause a occur in the engine block heater cable or in the terminals that connect the heater cable to the block heater, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will disable the block heater for free. Chevrolet and GMC parent GM will provide free replacement block heaters and cords under a separate customer satisfaction campaign, though for trucks under a previous recall, the heater cord will be replaced and rerouted for free. GM will begin notifying owners Aug. 16, but those with further questions can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-42362004-07 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks. A shattered plastic emblem could strike both the driver and occupants in the event of the steering wheel’s airbag going off, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will simply replace the airbag module cover for free. Mazda will begin notifying owners Aug. 28, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, option No. 4, 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: Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network says it plans to expansion the number of charging stations to include 1,800 fast-charging stations and 10,000 individual chargers to be installed by 2025. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/07/13/electrify-america-chargers-ev-charging-electric-vehicles-cars/7950468002/Auto Casey: Lincoln Nautilus Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0pREyQDIsU&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlsaWrv4fw
7/8/2021

Auto Correct: Change Those Filters

If you want to save money on car repairs – preventive maintenance is the way to go. That means replacing your vehicles filters on a timely basis. When and what do you need to replace? We’ll learn together.For more information about filters listen to another Auto Correct podcast: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-filtersDiscussion:types of filters - air, oil, cabin, fuelchange to protect your vehicle and save on repairsCalls:additivesover filling gas tankcleaning your enginedriving near beachmore over filling gas tankengine knockwindow channel maintenancelong lasting engine Recalls for the week: Nissan is recalling certain 2020-2021 Titan, Titan XD, and Versa vehicles. The front right and/or left turn signal bulb can crack and fail to illuminate.GM is recalling certain 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave vehicles. During service by dealers, certain vehicles may have received incorrect air bag calibration software that may affect frontal airbag deployment.Nissan is recalling certain 2021 Rogue vehicles. The second-row upper tether wires may have been improperly welded to the seatback frame, preventing a child seat from being securely anchored. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2018 AMG GT vehicles. The bonding between the carbon-fiber driveshaft and the flange may be insufficient, which could result in driveshaft separation.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: Buc-ee’s is set to invest $50 million into its first-ever Mississippi store. The 80,000 square foot business will be located at the exit off Menge Avenue and Interstate 10. The board of supervisors agreed Tuesday to invest an additional $15 million into infrastructure at that location to help support the new Buc-ee’s. https://www.wdam.com/2021/07/06/buc-ees-set-invest-50-million-south-mississippi-location/Auto Casey: Kia Carnival Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94HItMRVto&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG5s2_DDM14Keep up with Allison on social media:https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm
7/1/2021

Auto Correct: Diesel

We’re happy to have back on the show Charlie Melton, automotive instructor at the Clinton High School Career Complex. He’s going to answer questions about diesel engines. How are they different? What maintenance do they need? How long do they last?Recalls: Audi A4, S4, TT Added to List of Takata-Related Inflator Replacements. Dealers will replace the airbag inflator with an alternative one for free. VW will begin notifying owners Aug. 20, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-253-2834.Suspension Issue Prompts Recall for 380,000 Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X SUVs. Dealers will replace the adjustable toe link with a nonadjustable one for free. However, owners are advised to stop and further avoid driving their vehicle if they experience certain malfunction indicator lamp warnings or other issues, such as unusual steering behavior; GM will begin notifying owners Aug. 9, but those with further questions can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Saab at 800-955-9007. 139,000 2020-21 Nissan Sentras Recalled for Bent Tie Rods. Dealers will inspect and replace the bent tie rods, as necessary, for free. Nissan will begin notifying owners Aug. 5, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-867-7669.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: Toyota tops list of corporate donors to anti-election-certification Republicans in Congress after Capitol insurrection. Whatever you want to make of that information. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/06/28/toyota-election-insurrection-republicans-congress-donationss/5370309001/Auto Casey: 2021 Chevy Tahoe diesel ShortTake:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttCxlPDuuaM&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZsDemfP774Calls:diesel myth?emmissionshighway fuelmemoryworth it now?emmissionswarningcost of fuelinjector problemair filterdiesel costcommentinjector commentalgae in fueltruck to pull a trailerKeep up with Allison:https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm
6/24/2021

Auto Correct: Edmunds dot com

In addition to taking regular vehicle repair questions, we’ve got an expert from Edmunds.com on the show to answer questions about new cars.Recalls for the week: Recall affects the emergency jacks of model-year 2020-22 Encore GX and 2021-22 Trailblazer vehicles. The resolution is pretty clear cut: Dealers will replace the jack for free. Buick and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners July 26, but those with further questions can call the Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438You 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:Auto Correct had a podcast drop this morning! Michelle, our show engineer, is the host and producer for Next Stop Mississippi heard on MPB think Radio Fridays at 10am. Michelle interviewed Southlife organizer Roddy Merritt last week on her show so I made a little 5 minute Auto Correct bonus podcast since Auto Correct will broadcast live from Southlife at Trustmark Park Saturday July 31st at 11am. We hope everyone comes to the free event and hangs around while we do the show inside the stadium.Auto Casey: Ford F-250 Platinum Tremor Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k49xwohoLmwLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36BhTIEhHcDiscussion:spare tiresnew trucksmicrochipsCalls:ceiling leakoil change fiascoemail - transmission drain and fillwindshield crackvan bucksgas cap reason van bucks?struts, rotators, padsvan bucks again
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