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Allison Walker, who you can follow on facebook, twitter, and Instagram as The Lady Auto Mechanic https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/  https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/  https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech 

was joined by Quenten Moore who you can follow as On Que Customs

https://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms/ref=page_internal 

both mechanics can be found at Automotive Group https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm


Calls:

  • AC / Heater
  • check guage light
  • AC in the car wash
  • horn - clock spring
  • programing key
  • new car purchase


Here are the recalls for the past couple of weeks:

Seat Belt Issue Prompts Recall of 624,200 GM Vehicles: 2019-21 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks; model-year 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs, and GMC Yukon XL SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 pickups, and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickups. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left- and right-side bracket attachments for the center belt and reassemble them correctly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is estimated to begin Feb. 1, 2021.

{Owners with questions may contact 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.}

Broken Toes: 213,000 GM Sedans Recalled Over Rear Toe Link Fracture: The recall applies to 2010-13 Buick LaCrosse, 2012-2013 Buick Regal and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedans.

{Owners with questions can contact Buick customer service at 800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 800-222-1020 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.}

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 


Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Chevrolet Cruze - Consumer Reports found models from 2011 to 2013 completely unacceptable: Engine cooling, transmission, climate control, and general body integrity doomed these models. 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 on You Tube: AutoCasey. His review this week is on the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 


In the News: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot shareholders vote to merge, creating world's fourth-largest car maker

The new company, Stellantis, will house brands such as Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Maserati and Alfa-Romeo on the Fiat Chrysler side, as well as Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall.

Officials have suggested the merger will yield billions of dollars in annual savings while helping Stellantis accelerate development of the electric and autonomous vehicles expected to transform the auto industry over the coming decade. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/peugeot-shareholders-vote-merge-fiat-chrysler-creating-world-s-fourth-n1252712


The Ratcheting Serpentine Belt Tool



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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