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Auto Correct: Parking Brakes

Sometimes a caller is the inspiration for a show’s theme. Last week we had a call about parking brakes. Let’s get a refresher course in parking brakes or maybe learn some new tips today. 


Calls:

  • check engine
  • drain and fill
  • radiator
  • power steering
  • starting trouble
  • a.c. leak


Recalls for the week:

  • Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Recall Expands to Remaining 2019 EVs, 2020-22 EVs and EUVs : Bolt owners wait for a replacement battery module, GM advises setting the vehicle to a 90% charge limit using the Target Charge Level Mode or visiting a dealer for assistance with the adjustment. Other recommendations include charging the vehicle more frequently, avoiding depleting the battery below 70 miles of the remaining range, parking outside after charging and avoiding charging the vehicle indoors overnight.
  • Land Rover Recalls Nearly 112,000 Range Rover Sports, LR4s Over Fire Risk : dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange for free. Land Rover will begin notifying owners Oct. 8, but those with questions in the meantime can call the brand at 800-637-6837

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: the online car sales site - Vroom

People complained about misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars, deceptive financing practices, defective vehicles, faulty repairs, car leasing and rentals, and towing disputes. https://carshippingnews.com/not-reliable-to-buy-car-online-customer-service-bad/


Auto Casey: Cadillac/Super Cruise

Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCKjKgDoWpg  

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSK5XulgXtM


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Auto Correct: Interiors 2022

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Auto Correct: EVs and Hybrids

We’re going to learn about electric vehicles and hybrids this week. Do you have one? Do you like yours? We’ll see what Coach and others have to say. We’ve got repair questions about other vehicles too.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/Ford 2020-22 Escapes, 2022 Mavericks and 2021-22 Corsairs equipped with 2.5-liter hybrid or plug-in hybrid engines are being recalled for Engine Compartment Fire Risk.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: Tesla has announced the grand opening of first Mississippi dealership in BrandonThe 25,000 square foot facility plans to hold its grand opening ceremony on July 30 at 9:30 a.m. https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2022/07/14/states-first-tesla-dealership-have-grand-opening-july-31/10059870002/https://www.supertalk.fm/first-tesla-dealership-in-mississippi-to-open-at-the-end-of-july/Auto Casey: Jeep Grand WagoneerShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezU0iaP8et8&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhhkpTSLuBgCoach's Tip of the Week: If you have a "plug in" download some type of app to find charging stations.https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plugshare/id421788217https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xatori.Plugshare&hl=en_US&gl=USQuestions:TransmissionTire replacementCheck engine lightEVs and idleCharging stationsCharging stations continuedOxygen sensorHybridCost of usedFord Fusion