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From 02/06/2020

Guest expert Charlie Melton from Clinton High School's Career Complex: What can you do to save money and repair your car yourself? What can you learn to to?


We have a list of tasks to try.

Questions answered:

  • oxygen sensor
  • jump starting a car
  • replacing a driver's side mirror
  • changing an oil filter
  • evaluating a used car
  • smoke coming from car


Here are the recalls for the last 2 weeks:

139,000 Toyota Cars, SUVs and EVs:               2.9 Million Toyota Cars and Hybrids:           2020 Hyundai Kona:         2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe:              2014-2015 Cadillac CTS:              2020 Jeep Wrangler:

You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls  and inputting your VIN number.


https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is a resource for unreliable car information. Today, we’re going to caution you about:             The 2013 Nisson Altima   it has reported engine problems

Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Please consider reading up on the reliability of any used car before purchasing it.          https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/               

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 Subaru Outback Touring 2021 EV Hummer  https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


Auto Casey: Land Rover 90

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QokcB4jhcsM&t=0s

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

 

We learned on our show about car acronyms EV = electric vehicle

      

Vermont to allow emoji on licence plates? ! https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/01/27/bill-would-allow-car-owners-put-emoji-license-plates/4589415002/



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