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4/15/2021

Auto Correct: Air Conditioning

The weather this week is kind of cold and yucky. You probably don’t want to think about air conditioning. BUT you WILL want it working correctly when it’s 80, 90, 100 degrees. We’ll learn the parts of the ac system – that could fail! Between your repair questions.Air Conditioner System:CompressorcondenserReceiver / Dryer or AccumulatorThermal Expansion Valve or Orifice TubeEvaporatorCalls this week:change your windshieldselecting tiresEurofestcontrol board switchescrusie controlcar defectair conditioning on space crafta.c.bad mechnical repairsRecalls for the week:2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvios Recalled for Side Curtain Airbags - dealers will replace the side airbag inflatable curtain assembly for free. Alfa Romeo automaker Stellantis will begin notifying owners May 19, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn moreYou 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:According to Cars Direct, a vehicle purchasing website, Nissan is paying the best incentives to dealers who steer their buyers to 7-year financing. While 7-year loans can promise lower monthly payments, they could increase a consumer's chances of ending up owing more money than their car is worth, a term known as being underwater on a loan. https://www.carsdirect.com/deals-articles/nissan-dealers-are-being-paid-big-money-when-buyers-take-out-bigger-longer-loansLinks toCasey William's videos about the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT are on Auto Casey's YouTube Channel.Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7-Gyj-qtzALong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53e95Cbw3NQ&t=2s
4/8/2021

Auto Correct: Oil Change Encore

From MPB Think Radio, this Auto Correct, helping you correct your auto problems with Liz Gill and The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker. Here to help steer you in the right direction. How hard is it to change your own oil? Do you do it? Allison is going to walk us through it.We’ll answer questions about fixing up your current car too.Here are Allison's suggestions for changing your own oil:Check the type and amount of oil needed, get together your filter, wrenches, and other supplies such as socket set or screwdriver.Prepare your vehicle – ramps or jacks if needed (probably will need)Locate the oil filter and drain plug and drain panDrain the oil in to pan with locking lidTighten the drain plug gentlyChange the oil filter with wrench and pan – hand tighten after smearing a dab of new oil on O-ringAdd the new oilCheck the oil levelDispose of oil at an auto parts storeYou can also read about it from Edmunds.com https://www.edmunds.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-oil-the-real-down-and-dirty.htmlCalls:O-ring stuckcarburetorcleaning radiatorcar won't startsunroof leakingwant something done right . . . tips for oil changesfan engine problemair filtersengine lightfan motor suggestioncarburetor suggestionsmoke or vapor from ventYou 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 numberConsumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Tesla’s Model X electric SUV.For all the love and praise lavished upon Model S, Consumer Reports took an almost instant dislike to the Model X electric SUV. Calling the 2016 edition “fast and flawed” in a headline, testers called out weaknesses in the falcon-wing door design and general reliability. As it has with so many all-new models, Consumer Reports suggested avoiding the ’16 Model X on the used market and waiting for the automaker to work out the kinks.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.Auto Casey on Auto Correct:Ford Ranger Tremor reviewShort segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Uko5uTG7I&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUmSHZVrsnE&t=15sWhat’s in the news: there’s a video out of a train hitting a car. In Mississippi: The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain standing and not traverse a railroad crossing when a crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a train or on-track equipment.The driver of any motor vehicle for hire carrying passengers or any school bus carrying any school child must stop within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail of a crossing to listen and look in both directions for any approaching train or signals indicating the approach of a train and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/railroad-crossing/#:~:text=A%20person%20may%20not%20drive,approach%20of%20a%20railroad%20train.
4/1/2021

Auto Correct: 2021 Car Shows

If your idea of fun is strolling around, outside, looking at cool, elegant, tricked-out, or just plain awesome cars – we’ve got some events for you. If you just need help figuring out your vehicle problems – this is the show for you too. Car Shows and automotive tips.Allison will be racing at NOLA Motorsports Park on April 8th 2021https://www.scca.com/events/1997949-track-night-2021-nola-motorsports-park-april-8 Follow Allison: 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:153,000 2015-20 Audi A3s Recalled for Passenger Airbag Issue - A fix is still in developmentThe issue affects model-year 2015-20 Audi A3 and S3 sedans and hatchbacks, model-year 2016-18 A3 e-Tron hatchbacks, model-year 2017-20 RS 3 performance sedans and model-year 2015-19 A3 cabriolets. A fix is still in development, but Audi will begin sending interim notices to owners May 21; a second notice will be sent when a remedy is found. Owners with further questions can call Audi at 800-253-2834, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.Fuel Pump Recall in Store for 628,000 Hondas and Acuras - Dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly for free.For Honda, this includes model-year 2019 Accord Hybrid sedans; Civic and Civic Si coupes and sedans; Civic Type R and Fit hatchbacks; HR-V, Passport and Pilot SUVs; Ridgeline pickups; model-year 2019-20 Accord sedans, Civic hatchbacks, and Insight sedans and hatchbacks; and model-year 2018-19 CR-V SUVs. For Acura, Honda’s luxury arm, the recall includes the model-year 2019 ILX sedan and model-year 2019-20 MDX, MDX Hybrid and RDX SUVs and TLX sedans. Honda will begin notifying owners May 18, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.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.EVENTS FOR 2021 (so far)April 3rd 9am – 5pm 390 degrees Vault Car Show 390 Commerce Park Dr. JacksonLive DJ, Mobile Food Court, Easter Bunny with Toy Eggs https://www.facebook.com/events/722997631920976/April 3rd AT 9 PM CDT – 1 AM CDT Opening Spring Meet at 3946 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/355981532186780/?active_tab=aboutAPRIL 8, 2021 AT 6 PM CDT – 9 PM CDT Drive In at Pookie’s 2612 US-80, Pearl, MS Drive In/Cruise In is open to all types of vehicles and bikes. This will be held the Second Thursday night of each month. https://www.facebook.com/events/482542169578483/APRIL 9 – 10 NATCHEZ EURO FESTRosalie Mansion 100 Orleans St. Natches MS Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show https://www.facebook.com/mseurofestAPRIL 11, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 11 AM CDT Cars and Coffee 344 Highway 51 Unit 100Ridgeland, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/456990512417691/?active_tab=aboutAPRIL 10, 2021 AT 6:30 PM CDT – 10 PM CDT R.A.D Cruise In Robinson Auto Detail 911 Government St., Brandon MS Fun, food music and fellowship! https://www.facebook.com/events/428612118362273/APRIL 24, 2021 AT 9 AM CDT Star Spring Festival Car Show Star Baptist Church Star, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/2720565814940851/APRIL 24, 2021 AT 10 AM CDT Shakin The Trees Car ShowChewalla Lake Holly Springs MS Open car show for all types of vehicles. There will also be a MECA Car Audio Competition happening the same day. https://www.facebook.com/events/454842219160796/MAY 22, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 3 PM CDTMiracles Happen St Jude's Benefit Open Car ShowHenderson Ford 105 US 90 Waveland MS https://www.facebook.com/events/458974838632781/JUN 3 AT 5 AM CDT – JUN 6 AT 7 AM CDT Jeepin The Coast 2021 All along our Beautiful MS Gulf CoastThis event is for any new, old, clean, dirty, stock, lifted Jeep!! AND for every age of Jeepers!! https://www.facebook.com/events/718294419055694/JUN 19 2 PM CDT – 8 PM CDT 3rd Annual Hangar Hangover 7450 Old Canton Rd. Madison MS Not just a car show, but full day of aviation history, demonstrations, food, fun, and honoring our heroes of the United States Air Force. At the Madison Airport https://www.facebook.com/HANGARHANGOVER/JUN 25 AT 9 AM CDT – JUN 27 AT 5 PM CDT Scrapin The Coast 2021 MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi https://www.facebook.com/events/643890969873092/JULY 17, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 5 PM CDT 4th annual Coastfest Car Show 2021 Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential LibraryCome and enjoy a beautiful day on the 52-acre property and look at some cool cars, trucks, and just about anything on 2 or 4 wheels. https://www.facebook.com/events/482905236174158/July 31 – Aug 1st SOUTHLIFE Trustmark Park Pearl MS A Mississippi Car, Truck, and Bikeshow, bringing the style of the south to all the people! https://www.facebook.com/southlifecarshowOCT 22 AT 8 AM CDT – OCT 23 AT 5 PM CDT 2021 Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show (17th Annual)Downtown Madison MS https://www.facebook.com/events/591081348465808/Calls:Natchez EuroFest390degrees Vault and other eventsdifferent sized tiresRoad trip preperationApril 3rd 9am – 5pm 390 degrees Vault Car Show 390 Commerce Park Dr. JacksonLive DJ, Mobile Food Court, Easter Bunny with Toy Eggs https://www.facebook.com/events/722997631920976/APRIL 9 – 10 NATCHEZ EURO FESTRosalie Mansion 100 Orleans St. Natches MS Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show https://www.facebook.com/mseurofestApril 3rd AT 9 PM CDT – 1 AM CDT Opening Spring Meet at 3946 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/355981532186780/?active_tab=aboutAPRIL 8, 2021 AT 6 PM CDT – 9 PM CDT Drive In at Pookie’s 2612 US-80, Pearl, MS Drive In/Cruise In is open to all types of vehicles and bikes. This will be held the Second Thursday night of each month. https://www.facebook.com/events/482542169578483/APRIL 11, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 11 AM CDT Cars and Coffee 344 Highway 51 Unit 100Ridgeland, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/456990512417691/?active_tab=aboutAPRIL 10, 2021 AT 6:30 PM CDT – 10 PM CDT R.A.D Cruise In Robinson Auto Detail 911 Government St., Brandon MS Fun, food music and fellowship! https://www.facebook.com/events/428612118362273/APRIL 24, 2021 AT 9 AM CDT Star Spring Festival Car Show Star Baptist Church Star, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/2720565814940851/APRIL 24, 2021 AT 10 AM CDT Shakin The Trees Car ShowChewalla Lake Holly Springs MS Open car show for all types of vehicles. There will also be a MECA Car Audio Competition happening the same day. https://www.facebook.com/events/454842219160796/MAY 22, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 3 PM CDTMiracles Happen St Jude's Benefit Open Car ShowHenderson Ford 105 US 90 Waveland MS https://www.facebook.com/events/458974838632781/JUN 3 AT 5 AM CDT – JUN 6 AT 7 AM CDT Jeepin The Coast 2021 All along our Beautiful MS Gulf CoastThis event is for any new, old, clean, dirty, stock, lifted Jeep!! AND for every age of Jeepers!! https://www.facebook.com/events/718294419055694/JUN 19 2 PM CDT – 8 PM CDT 3rd Annual Hangar Hangover 7450 Old Canton Rd. Madison MS Not just a car show, but full day of aviation history, demonstrations, food, fun, and honoring our heroes of the United States Air Force. At the Madison Airport https://www.facebook.com/HANGARHANGOVER/JUN 25 AT 9 AM CDT – JUN 27 AT 5 PM CDT Scrapin The Coast 2021 MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi https://www.facebook.com/events/643890969873092/JULY 17, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 5 PM CDT 4th annual Coastfest Car Show 2021 Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential LibraryCome and enjoy a beautiful day on the 52-acre property and look at some cool cars, trucks, and just about anything on 2 or 4 wheels. https://www.facebook.com/events/482905236174158/July 31 – Aug 1st SOUTHLIFE Trustmark Park Pearl MS A Mississippi Car, Truck, and Bikeshow, bringing the style of the south to all the people! https://www.facebook.com/southlifecarshowOCT 22 AT 8 AM CDT – OCT 23 AT 5 PM CDT 2021 Scarecrow Cruise & and Car Show (17th Annual)Downtown Madison MS https://www.facebook.com/events/591081348465808/April 3rd 9am – 5pm 390 degrees Vault Car Show 390 Commerce Park Dr. JacksonLive DJ, Mobile Food Court, Easter Bunny with Toy Eggs https://www.facebook.com/events/722997631920976/APRIL 9 – 10 NATCHEZ EURO FESTRosalie Mansion 100 Orleans St. Natches MS Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show https://www.facebook.com/mseurofestApril 3rd AT 9 PM CDT – 1 AM CDT Opening Spring Meet at 3946 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/355981532186780/?active_tab=aboutAPRIL 8, 2021 AT 6 PM CDT – 9 PM CDT Drive In at Pookie’s 2612 US-80, Pearl, MS Drive In/Cruise In is open to all types of vehicles and bikes. This will be held the Second Thursday night of each month. https://www.facebook.com/events/482542169578483/APRIL 11, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 11 AM CDT Cars and Coffee 344 Highway 51 Unit 100Ridgeland, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/456990512417691/?active_tab=aboutAPRIL 10, 2021 AT 6:30 PM CDT – 10 PM CDT R.A.D Cruise In Robinson Auto Detail 911 Government St., Brandon MS Fun, food music and fellowship! https://www.facebook.com/events/428612118362273/APRIL 24, 2021 AT 9 AM CDT Star Spring Festival Car Show Star Baptist Church Star, MS https://www.facebook.com/events/2720565814940851/APRIL 24, 2021 AT 10 AM CDT Shakin The Trees Car ShowChewalla Lake Holly Springs MS Open car show for all types of vehicles. There will also be a MECA Car Audio Competition happening the same day. https://www.facebook.com/events/454842219160796/MAY 22, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 3 PM CDTMiracles Happen St Jude's Benefit Open Car ShowHenderson Ford 105 US 90 Waveland MS https://www.facebook.com/events/458974838632781/JUN 3 AT 5 AM CDT – JUN 6 AT 7 AM CDT Jeepin The Coast 2021 All along our Beautiful MS Gulf CoastThis event is for any new, old, clean, dirty, stock, lifted Jeep!! AND for every age of Jeepers!! https://www.facebook.com/events/718294419055694/JUN 19 2 PM CDT – 8 PM CDT 3rd Annual Hangar Hangover 7450 Old Canton Rd. Madison MS Not just a car show, but full day of aviation history, demonstrations, food, fun, and honoring our heroes of the United States Air Force. At the Madison Airport https://www.facebook.com/HANGARHANGOVER/JUN 25 AT 9 AM CDT – JUN 27 AT 5 PM CDT Scrapin The Coast 2021 MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi https://www.facebook.com/events/643890969873092/JULY 17, 2021 AT 8 AM CDT – 5 PM CDT 4th annual Coastfest Car Show 2021 Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential LibraryCome and enjoy a beautiful day on the 52-acre property and look at some cool cars, trucks, and just about anything on 2 or 4 wheels. https://www.facebook.com/events/482905236174158/July 31 – Aug 1st SOUTHLIFE Trustmark Park Pearl MS A Mississippi Car, Truck, and Bikeshow, bringing the style of the south to all the people! https://www.facebook.com/southlifecarshowOCT 22 AT 8 AM CDT – OCT 23 AT 5 PM CDT 2021 Scarecrow Cruise & and Car Show (17th Annual)Downtown Madison MS https://www.facebook.com/events/591081348465808/Calls:Natchez EuroFest390degrees Vault and other eventsdifferent size tiresroad trip preperationrack and pinion replacementAuto Casey on Auto Correct:Links to videos for the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S are below.Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4_M06j7ZjM&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeAc1EG84p4
3/25/2021

Auto Correct: Saving Cash

Auto Correct is here to share information, to help you do it yourself, to help you save money. Today, we’re going to suggest ways you can save money on fuel, on insurance, and repairs. Maybe any cash you save can be donated to MPB to Support Auto Correct!! mpbonline.orgRecalls for the week:More than 94,000 model-year 2015-16 Genesis and model-year 2017-20 G80 sedans -antilock brake system module To resolve the problem, dealers will simply replace the ABS module fuse for free. Hyundai will begin notifying owners May 7, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 855-371-9460, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. The affected vehicles include the entirety of the model-year 2021 GM full-size SUV lineup: the Escalade and Escalade ESV, Suburban and Tahoe, and Yukon and Yukon XL. At issue are the backseat outboard seat beltsGM dealers will inspect the third-row outboard seat belts and reroute or replace any damaged ones for free. GM will begin notifying owners May 3, but those with questions may contact Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236. They also can visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.: 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 vehicle review: 2021 Dodge Ram TRXShort segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM1CqD5Oido&t=0sLong video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV1agNWNleYAllson's suggestins:drive sensiblydon't idleroll down the windowsproperly inflate your tiresfollow recomended maintenancerotate tiresreplace air filterLiz's suggestions:compare vehicle insurance policiesdecide if you should make a claimbundle your insurancegood student discountdon't over insureuse app for gas prices
3/18/2021

Auto Correct: Pollen and Poop

Spring: flowers, sandals, spring break – pollen, bird poop.. We’ll give you some tips on keeping your car clean between taking your vehicle repair questions.Recalls this week:There’s a replacement airbag recall involves model-year 2006-08 Infinity FX35s and FX45s.Infiniti will begin notifying owners April 18, but those with further questions can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.There’s an airbag recall for Audi model-year 2019-21 A6 sedans and A7 coupes; model-year 2020-21 A6 Allroad wagons, S6 sedans and S7 coupes; and model-year 2021 RS6 sedans and RS7 coupes.To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the airbag score line and repair it, as necessary, for free. Audi will begin notifying owners May 7, but those with further questions can call the brand at 800-253-2834, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.A tire recall affects model-year Nisson 2018-21 Titan pickup trucks and model-year 2019-20 Altima sedans equipped with Continental-brand tires. To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the tires and replace them, as necessary, for free. Nissan will begin notifying owners April 28, but those with further questions can call the brand at 800-867-7669, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.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:https://jalopnik.com/tesla-driver-on-autopilot-with-suspended-license-slams-1846495075There was a tweet yesterday from Michigan State Police First District:On 3/17 at 1:12 am, troopers from the Lansing Post investigating a car vs deer traffic crash on I-96 near Waverly Rd in Eaton County. While investigating that crash with their emergency lights on, a Tesla on autopilot strikes the patrol car.Kia Sorento Auto Casey YouTube Links:Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8d6EwU6hvM&t=0sLong video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2WGIhiY0BACalls:timing chaintransmissiontransfercasechanged his oil!recallradiatortree sapclay barradiatorpine sap
3/11/2021

Auto Correct: Gunk

We’ve got a little bit of this and that and a bunch of gunk! Learn about gunk in your – not your trunk – but in your fuel tank, your transmission fluid, and in your engine’soil. We’ll also talkabout upcoming drives – vacation and racing.The image is from a facebook video from Automotive Group where our host Allison Walker services clients (video with past guest Que Moore). 789 Harris St., Jackson MS 39202 769-257-7571Recalls for the week: 2015-18 Porsche Macan Recalled for Airbag Issue - Dealers will replace the sensor mat and seat cushion for free.4,700 Hyundai Ioniq, Kona EVs Recalled for Battery Fire Issue - Hyundai will notify owners beginning April 30. It does not yet have parts available for replacing the battery, so if you own one of the potentially affected Ioniq or Kona EVs, the automaker is advising you to park outside and away from structures until the interim repair is complete. That interim repair is to follow instructions to perform a battery update through the vehicle’s infotainment system or request a Hyundai dealer to provide the update. Once parts are available, dealers will replace the battery system assembly. All repairs will be performed for free.Kia Recalls 380K More Cars for Fire Risk- Until the repair is complete, owners are advised to park outside and away from structures as a precaution. To fix the issue, dealers will replace certain fuses in the electrical junction box. Vehicles equipped with an electronic parking brake will also receive a control unit software update. All repairs will be done for free, and the recall will begin April 30.807K Nissan Sentras Recalled for Brake light Failure Issue - Dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective grommet for free.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/recallsand inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.https://www.cars.com/articles/daylight-saving-time-is-a-good-time-to-check-for-car-recalls-432706/In addition to changing the batteries or testing your smoke detector, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding car owners that the time change this weekend can double as a time check — specifically, a check for open recalls that may affect your safety.Here are the links for Casey Williams' reviews of the Chrysler Pacifica.Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlNNIlKzbQ&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILdLpo6BdzkIn the News: Women's History Month Alice Ramsey’s Historic Cross-Country Drive https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/alice-ramseys-historic-cross-country-drive-29114570/Janet Guthrie-Auto Racing Legend http://www.janetguthrie.com/Allison talked about auto cross racing: Sports Car Club of AmericaCalls: vehicle idleengine hesitating "don't throw parts at your problem"West Coast tripfuel tank gungtransmission fluid drain and fill NOT flush for an older vehicledriving tipsrecall noticeshutter on truck
3/4/2021

Auto Correct: Wipers

If you’ve been in the rain with bad wipers, well you know how awful that is. We want to give you some advice on how to take care of your wipers, save you some money, and keep you safe. Allison will also answer your vehicle repair questions.Discussion:how to clean your wiperwhen to clean your wiperhow to examin your wiperreplacing your wiperthe wiper armAllison's racingin West Monroe this weekend!Calls:change your windshield - change your wipercan my vehicle towblade troubledoor hinge troubletracktor troublenot wiper but windshield defectiveemail: ceramic coating or clear wrapHonda Accord chatter one direction when lite rainwax coating or rainxPrius maintenance required lightRecalls: Sometimes recalls are for hundreds of thousands of vehicles – like the recent Ford airbag recalls. Other recalls are for 9 – because they were assembled incorrectly. You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news:Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring criminal immunity to drivers who hit protesters illegally blocking the road. The bill says drivers won’t face prosecution if they hurt or kill a protester illegally blocking a roadway if the driver ‘"exercises due caution" and hits them unintentionally.https://fox17.com/news/local/new-tennessee-bill-would-give-criminal-immunity-to-drivers-hitting-protestors-in-streetAuto Casey reviews of the Subaru Crosstrek:Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssz2123Udrk&t=0sLong video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gSrA-OdVCw
2/25/2021

Auto Correct: ICE

Mississippi was paralized by ice recently. Winter Storm System Leaves Mississippians in the Cold, DarkWe discussed tips that we learned this go around and how to prepare for the next time.Here are the recalls for the week: Ford 2021 Bronco Sport - rear suspension; Audi2020-21 Q7 - airbag control module;Ford 2020-21 F-150 light-duty pickups and Super Duty heavy-duty pickups - Recalled for Windshields, Payload Info Labels; A long list of Ford 2004-2014 models with defective Takata airbag inflators. We’ll have a list of them all on our show’s information page.In the first group, roughly 1,100 vehicles with collision repairs may now have an obsolete Takata inflator. This includes:2004-11 Ford Ranger2005-14 Ford Mustang2006 Ford GT2007-10 Ford Edge2008-12 Ford Fusion2010-12 Lincoln MKZ2007-10 Lincoln MKX2009-11 Mercury MilanIn the second group are 45 missing single-stage inflators. Ford said it’s possible these obsolete Takata service parts were installed for repairs after collision damage or theft.2004-06 Ford RangerThe affected Rangers had the Takata permanent repair performed before the service parts were purged. At NHTSA’s request, Ford is issuing a safety recall for all 153,107 of these pickup trucks. Both driver-side and passenger-side frontal airbag inflator modules are part of the recall. Customer notifications for each recall will begin the week of March 8.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:For the first time, the Cherokee Nation is asking Jeep to change the name of its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee vehicles. The Cherokee Nation has commented on the record several times since Jeep started using the name in North America in 2013 after a 12-year hiatus, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, told Car and Driver. Jeep has been building cars that wear the Cherokee Nation's name for more than 45 years.According to Houston Police -A woman and a girl died and two other people were hospitalized Monday in Houston TX because of carbon monoxide poisoning. It looked as if they left a car running in the garage to help warm the house, which had no power, police said.Good to Know Check tire pressure weekly. Driving on underinflated tires can cause them to wear down prematurely and lose traction on icy or slippery surfaces. Your tires lose a pound of pressure with every 10-degree drop in temperature.Keep your fuel tank half full. During winter weather, it's a good idea to keep at least half a tank of fuel in the vehicle in the event of an emergency or if you get stuck in the snow and need to wait for rescue. For longer road trips, plan stops for gas in advance.Add a protective layer. A coat of polymer wax can create a barrier against road salt, grime, snow, sleet and more. Couple that with high-pressure car washes after winter storms to rinse away buildup in hard-to-reach areas such as wheels, wheel wells and underbody.Protect your windshield wipers. If you park outdoors, leave the wipers in the raised position to prevent them from freezing to the windshield. Never use your wiper blades to remove ice, snow or frost from the windshield; use an ice scraper instead.PrepareNavigate through whatever Old Man Winter throws at you by making yourself a car kit with some essentials.Clothing. Make sure you have extra warm clothing in your car: hats, gloves, scarves, hand and foot warmers, thick socks and a blanket.Stay connected. Add a flashlight with extra batteries to your kit. You might also consider flares or a whistle, and an extra phone charger.Stay healthy. Grab some bottled water and other snacks. Make sure you have any medications you might need, along with a first-aid kit.Other necessities. Jumper cables are a good addition to your kit. A small camping shovel and extra ice scraper can also be lifesavers in snowy conditions.Tips for Driving in the SnowStay home. Only go out if necessary. Even if you can drive well in bad weather, it’s better to avoid taking unnecessary risks by venturing out.Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.Drive slowly. Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice.Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.Increase your following distance to five to six seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads will just make your wheels spin. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill slowly.Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.Tips for Long-Distance Winter TripsBe Prepared: Have your vehicle checked by a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility before hitting the road.Check the Weather: Check the weather along your route and when possible, delay your trip if bad weather is expected.Stay Connected: Before hitting the road, notify others and let them know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival.If you get stuck in the snow:Stay with your vehicle: Your vehicle provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Do not try to walk in a severe storm. It is easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost.Don’t over exert yourself: When digging out your vehicle, listen to your body and stop if you become tired.Be Visible: Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna of your vehicle or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress. At night, keep the dome light on if possible. It only uses a small amount of electricity and will make it easier for rescuers to find you.Clear the Exhaust Pipe: Make sure the exhaust pipe is not clogged with snow, ice or mud. A blocked exhaust pipe can cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to leak into the passenger compartment of the vehicle while the engine is running.Stay Warm: Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. This could include floor mats, newspapers or paper maps. Pre-pack blankets and heavy clothing to use in case of an emergency.Conserve Fuel: If possible, only run the engine and heater long enough to remove the chill. 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Our host is Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic: https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechAllison's co-worker and guest is Que Moore; https://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms/?ref=page_internalYou can find them both at Automotive Group, 789 Harris St, Jackson, MS (769) 257-7571 https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmDiscussion:replacing a headlinerALB lightListener suggests hat pins to hold up headliner or screws from Auto Parts storekey fobreplace drum brakes with disk brakes - consider https://www.jegs.com/ or https://www.summitracing.com/ or https://www.cjponyparts.com/headlinerABS lightheater blend doorconditioning your interiorcar interiorsadhesivesdriver seat bustedleather and seat parts https://katzkin.com/turn signal problemsadding heated or AC cooled seatsWhat to do what to not doNo recalls this week. 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/recallsand inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.The app also has:NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings, Car seat finder, Car seat inspection, and Report a safety problem.The super bowl had its share of car commercials. Bruce Springsteen in a Jeep. Edward Scissorhand’s son in a Cadillac, GM – No Way Norway with Will Farrell. Ford and Toyota had generic commercials. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/super-bowl-best-commercials-cars-jeep-springsteen-f9-cadillac-ferrell/Auto Casey review this week: 2021 KIA K5 GT-Line