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Auto Correct: 2nd Year Anniversary

We're celebrating finishing our 2nd year of Auto Correct. What a year this has been!

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter

was joined by Quenten Moore from On Que Customs

They are both ASE mechanics at K and K Automotive Group 769-257-7571


Calls:

Area experts we've had on our show this year. Upholstery, Tires, Rims, online car information, a pediatrician, Blues Trail expert, a car reviewer, a car dealer, automotive class instructor, Body Repair, Windshield, road race participants.


Auto Correct has broadcast from the Mississippi Capitol building and attended View the Cruise in Gulfport and Euro Fest Auto Show in Ridgeland.  


2020-2021 Audi and Volkswagen Sedans and SUVs: Dealers will inspect the front seats, and, as necessary, replace the seatback frames for free.

2020 Nissan Sentra: Dealers will replace the headlight for free.

2013-2015 Kia Optima, Sorento: Dealers will inspect the hydraulic electronic control unit for leaking brake fluid and replace it, as necessary, for free.

2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Dealers will inspect the antilock brake system module and replace it, as necessary, for free.

2020-2021 Mini SE Countryman and BMW 3 Series, X3, X5: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery modules for free.

2019-2020 Ram 1500: Dealers will modify the driver’s floormat to remove the potential for pedal interference for free.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: Dealers will update the instrument cluster software for free

You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website and inputting your VIN number.


Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: the Super Duty (F-250) models from 2008, 2010, and 2014 - Fuel system, transmission, powertrain, and brake troubles were reported.

Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer ReportsCar Complaints dot 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 Ram 1500 TRX and the 2500 Night Edition 


The Iuka Drive-In Theater is the only remaining Drive-In Theater in the state of Mississippi.

From the Iuka Drive-In Facebook page: Showing Friday the 11th & Saturday the 12th : 7:30 Goonies, PG-13; 9:00 Beetlejuice PG-13      

Box Office Opens at 7:00 Ticket Prices are $9.00 for Adults 12 & Under are Free

Movies Play Rain or Shine              

Concession is Open – the message on their webpage reads: Many people do not understand that 75% or more of the ticket box office money goes to the Movie Studios. The concession stand is our main source of income to keep the Drive-in open.

If you want to know more about the Iuka Drive In you can listen to MPB’s Mile Marker podcast: Final Showing Season 1 episode 8

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10/15/2020

Auto Correct: Important Maintenance

SUPPORT Mississippi Public Broadcasting, please. Here's the link: GIVINGWhat do you need to check:GasThe OilThe Tire PressureThe BrakesBrake FluidThe Power Steering FluidWheel AlignmentThe Antifreeze or CoolantThe Tire TreadsThe Air FilterThe Transmission FluidThe Lights – All of ThemOur expert is: ASE Certified Mechanic - Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic on Facebook and Instagram and TwitterAllison will be a judge at the upcoming EuroFest Car Show Oct 16th and 17th, 2020Here are the recalls for the week: 2019-2020 Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator and Ram 1500, 2500: Dealers will replace the front seat belt retractors 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.Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Any Chevy Traverse from model years 2009 to 2011 and 2013 is suspect. Climate systems and suspension came up continually in the list of malfunctions. Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. Car Complaints.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 is on YouTube: AutoCasey His review this week is on the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S
10/8/2020

Auto Correct: Vehicle Decorations

Are you decorating your vehicle for Halloween? Are you going to a Trunk-Or Treat?no blue lights while driving no red lights while drivingno alternating flashing headlights while drivingattach decorations securelywax or spot wax your car before applying "cling" decorations to paintDiscussed:car won't accelerateoil swappingcheck engine lightCruising The Coast 2020 https://cruisinthecoast.com/schedule/Collinsville Drag Racing https://www.facebook.com/thebattlefielddragstrip/EuroFest Ridgeland http://www.euro-fest.net/ridgeland/ October 16 - 17, 2020Websites with car decorations:https://www.aceable.com/blog/24-ways-to-deck-your-car-out-for-halloween/https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/halloween/g3647/trunk-or-treat-ideas/Here are the recalls for the week: Mercedes-Benz USA and its parent automaker, Daimler AG, will pay more than $2 billion to settle allegations of emissions cheating on diesel-powered vehicles, including sedans, SUVs and vans.Sprinter: 2010-16 Sprinter six-cylinder, 2014-16 Sprinter four-cylinderE-Class: 2011-13 E350 Bluetec, 2014-16 E250 BluetecGL-Class: 2009 GL320 Bluetec, 2010-16 GL350 BluetecGLK-Class: 2013-15 GLK250 BluetecM/GLE Class: 2009 ML320 Bluetec, 2010-14 ML350 Bluetec, 2015 ML250 Bluetec, 2016 GLE300d3R-Class: 2009 R320 Bluetec, 2010-12 R350 BluetecS-Class: 2012-13 S350 BluetecIf you own a passenger vehicle, call Mercedes-Benz USA’s customer assistance line at 800-367-6372. Sprinter owners, meanwhile, can call 877-762-8267.A 17th death has been linked to faulty Takata airbag inflators. An Associated Press report published April 1 pegged Honda with the highest rate of Takata inflators repaired among 16 companies tracked, with 88.8% of recalled units fixed at the time. By contrast, last-place Mercedes-Benz had just 40.1% of recalled inflators fixed.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.Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about: BMW 5 series vehicles manufactured for the 2008 and 2012 model years. In November 2016, 5 Series models from 2011 and 2012 were recalled for potential fuel leaks and stalling issues. Electrical systems and power equipment also figured prominently in low reliability scores.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 carscheck out Casey Williams with WFYI and on YouTube as @AutoCasey. His review this week is on the 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
10/1/2020

Auto Correct: OEM

When can you use aftermarket parts and when should you use OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts? Allison suggests if it is a critical part on your vehicle - it makes it run or drive - use OEM - which can be bought at the dealer or at an auto parts store. Listen for more information!Find Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic here: https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmFind Que Moore here: https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm https://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms/?ref=page_internalFor more information on OEM check here: https://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/aftermarket-versus-manufacturer-car-parts.htmlTo file a Better Business Bureau Complaint: https://www.bbb.org/consumer-complaints/file-a-complaint/get-startedHere are the recalls for the week: 2020-21 Genesis G70, Kia Stinger: Dealers will inspect and repair the fuel pump assembly jet nozzle for free.2017-2020 Honda Ridgeline: Dealers will install tethers onto any Honda Genuine Accessory tonneau cover to prevent panel separation and apply warning labels. Additionally, an updated accessory user’s information manual will be provided. Both will be done for free.2020 Ford Mustang: Dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly for free.2020 Ford Expedition: Dealers will replace the seat belt buckle for free.2020 Nissan Altima, Leaf and Maxima: Dealers will replace the back window glass for free.2019 Ford Super Duty: Dealers will inspect the front axle wheel yoke weld location. If the weld is found to be inaccurately located, the axle assembly will be replaced for free.2020-2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: Dealers will apply the correct labels and update the instrument cluster software, respectively, for free.Approximately 620,000 model-year 2020 Ford Edge, Escape, Expedition and Explorer SUVs; Ford F-150, Super Duty F-250 and F-350, and Ranger pickup trucks; Mustang coupes; Transit vans; and Lincoln Corsair and Nautilus SUVs: Dealers will replace the rearview camera 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.Consumer Reports Gave the 'Never Buy' Label to 30 Used Cars. we’re going to caution you about: the PT CruiserOver the three years between 2006 to 2008, a PT Cruiser was a terrible choice if you wanted a reliable car. As a rule, Chrysler Group vehicles of the pre-recession era should be carefully inspected before you buy one.Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists. If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Chevy Corvette https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsWhat’s in the news: https://jalopnik.com/try-this-the-next-time-a-car-dealer-twists-your-arm-to-1845155972?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-09-24When you go to buy a car at a dealer, when you speak with the finance department, if they try to sell you something and you know you are not interested. . . as soon as the pitch happens, just say, “No thanks, I’m not interested”. If the finance manager tries to sell you something again say: “I don’t mean to interrupt you, but I am only interested in buying the car and not any other products. If you can move through the paperwork quickly and get me out of here, I will give you a good score on your survey.” Survey results are VERY important to car dealers.