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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 pan

Drain the oil in to pan with locking lid

Tighten the drain plug gently

Change the oil filter with wrench and pan – hand tighten after smearing a dab of new oil on O-ring

Add the new oil

Check the oil level

Dispose of oil at an auto parts store


You can also read about it from Edmunds.com https://www.edmunds.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-oil-the-real-down-and-dirty.html


Calls:

  • O-ring stuck
  • carburetor
  • cleaning radiator
  • car won't start
  • sunroof leaking
  • want something done right . . .
  • tips for oil changes
  • fan engine problem
  • air filters
  • engine light
  • fan motor suggestion
  • carburetor suggestion
  • smoke or vapor from vent


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


Consumer 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 review

Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Uko5uTG7I&t=0s

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUmSHZVrsnE&t=15s


What’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.

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