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Auto Correct: 4WD AWD

How do you drive? In town? Down the dirt road past the paved highway? There are different drivetrains for different conditions. Which is best for what? Coach tells us and answers repair questions.


Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/ 

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV Recalled for New, Different Fire Risk - The seat belt pretensioner when may ignite carpet fibers, causing a fire. You don’t have to park outside with this recall.
  • VW Adds 2015-16 Beetle to List of Takata-Affected Vehicles
  • Nearly 124,000 Mercedes-Benz Sedans Recalled for Detaching Moonroof

In 2022, Ford was the most recalled automaker of the year, with 67 recalls affecting over 8 million vehicles. That’s 22 more recalls Volkswagen and almost 5 million more vehicles than Tesla.

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.


News: That doesn’t have a lot to do with cars but . . .No Mega Millions winner means jackpot closing in on $1 billion

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AutoCasey Mercedes EQE350

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJS0dvVim4I

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD2OmibkSss


Coach Charlie's tip of the week:



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1/5/2023

Auto Correct: Computers Encore

Cars just aren’t simple anymore. Computers control everything. We’re going to find out from Coach what we need to know and hear your vehicle repair questions. Recalls for the week:Kia Recalls Vehicles for Faulty Airbags this includes: Forte Koup coupes; Forte sedans; Sedona minivans, and Soul and Soul EV hatchbacks. All repairs will be done for free, and Kia will begin notifying owners March 21. Those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542Hyundai is recalling certain 2022 Santa Fe HEV and Santa Fe PHEV vehicles. The instrument cluster liquid-crystal display (LCD) may invert the image on the screen upon vehicle startup, making the display illegible. WebsiteRam Recalls model-year 2019-20 HD Pickups for Faulty Windshield Wipers; Ram parent Stellantis will begin notifying owners March 18. Those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-853-140354,000 Teslas Recalled Over ‘Rolling Stop’ Full Self-Driving Function The entire Tesla lineup is affected, including nearly 54,000 model-year The automaker will begin notifying owners March 28, but in the meantime, those with questions can call Tesla at 877-798-3752.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: according to Cars dot com: new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety questions if inflatable boosters are safe, specifically the BubbleBum and the Hiccapop UberBoost models.https://www.cars.com/articles/bubble-burst-iihs-questions-safety-of-inflatable-booster-446532/Auto Casey: Ford Bronco Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0d9YuPHviM&t=0sLong version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyVH0CnySukCoach Charlie’s Tip of the Week: don't touch the lightbulbs in your vehicle with your fingers. The oil on your skin can reduce the life of the bulb.Calls:cruise controlwasher fluidcars that lasttesla computerchanging oil emailneed help? call Customer Servicecruise controlstartertransmissionhigh mileagealarmwhat to do with carignition switchdealer oil change