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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.org


Recalls 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 belts GM 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 TRX

Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM1CqD5Oido&t=0s

Long video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV1agNWNleY


Allson's suggestins:

  • drive sensibly
  • don't idle
  • roll down the windows
  • properly inflate your tires
  • follow recomended maintenance
  • rotate tires
  • replace air filter


Liz's suggestions:

  • compare vehicle insurance policies
  • decide if you should make a claim
  • bundle your insurance
  • good student discount
  • don't over insure
  • use app for gas prices


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4/29/2021

Auto Correct: Features

What’s your favorite vehicle accessory? I’m not talking about cruise control or air conditioning- most everyone’s got that. Does your van have a vacuum? Do you have a special cell phone holder? Between vehicle repair questions we'll learn what our listeners like!No recalls for the week. But some news: Faulty Takata Airbag Responsible for 19th U.S. Death – a 2002 Honda Accord had been under recall since 2011.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: WLOX on the coast reported Thieves are steeling catalytic converters because they contain precious metals. They can sell them to scrap yards for up to $200. They can get them off in a minute. The only thing to do is watch your car.https://www.wlox.com/2021/04/28/catalytic-converter-thefts-hitting-south-mississippi-hard/Auto Casey's review this week is on the Hyundai Elantra. Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31eqRCBY0sw&t=0s Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgDIrYf0A7MFavorite features:Stow N GoCell phone camera mountBluetoothSound systemDash camMirrors to see kidsSeat coversWeathertech floor matsBlind spot mirrorsWetsuit car coversHeadset for phoneOBD2 readertable in vehicleVan fridge and vacuumDog seatbeltRolls-Royce Starlight headliner with fiber opticsTrailer hitchRepairs:how to maintain a vehiclewaterpump and timing chaincheap carAI in carshow to clean plastic on outside of carbluetooth plug in for phoneWipeNew trim restorer suggestionInventor W. Edwards Deming
4/22/2021

Auto Correct: Spark Plugs

Would you love to learn just one additional thing you could do to save some money on your auto repair? How hard is changing a spark plug? Let’s find out from Allison. She takes YOUR vehicle repair questions too.Recalls for the week:Model-year 2021 Kia Seltos and model-year 2020-21 Soul vehicles specifically equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine - dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine. Dealers also will install piston ring noise sensing software. All repairs will be done for free, and the recall will begin June 11. Owners with further questions can call Kia at 800-333-4542.Model-year 2017-19 Subaru Impreza sedans and hatchbacks and model-year 2018-19 Crosstrek SUVs: dealers will check and, as necessary, update the engine control module programming and replace all ignition coils. 2019 Subaru Forester wagons and Crosstrek SUVs - dealers will examine and re-torque the bolts on the rear stabilizer bracket. Subaru says incident rates are extremely low and no related accidents or injuries have been reported. Dealers will perform all repairs for free, and owners will be notified by June 14. Those with further questions can call the automaker at 844-373-6614.2009-15 Toyota Venza -has some airbag issues. dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the driver-side front door wire harness for free. As a fix, dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the driver-side front door wire harness for free. Toyota will begin notifying owners May 31, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-331-4331. 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:It's Earth Day!Dispose of your engine oil and used tires responsibly, please. https://www.autozone.com/diy/motor-oil/how-to-recycle-motor-oil or https://www.mdeq.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/WTC-and-WTP-Facilities.pdfAuto Casey's links' to the Lincoln Corsair reviewShort segment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNgN1yBytik&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTMdsz3lsvs&t=2sDiscussion about Spark Plugs:how long do they lasthow much do they costcan I change them myself?can you disable them to disable a vehicleCalls:opinion about used hybridskeysused EVreplaced ingnition coil themselfpeeling paint and recallvalue of used car https://www.kbb.com/MPB contributions: 3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson MS 39211key fobbuying a used vehiclegood / bad years for Priustire low pressure lightAllison Walker: on facebook, twitter, and Instagram as The Lady Auto Mechanic. https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm
4/15/2021

Auto Correct: Air Conditioning

The weather this week is kind of cold and yucky. You probably don’t want to think about air conditioning. BUT you WILL want it working correctly when it’s 80, 90, 100 degrees. We’ll learn the parts of the ac system – that could fail! Between your repair questions.Air Conditioner System:CompressorcondenserReceiver / Dryer or AccumulatorThermal Expansion Valve or Orifice TubeEvaporatorCalls this week:change your windshieldselecting tiresEurofest - moved to Sunday April 18th, 2021 Broadway Natchezcontrol board switchescruise controlcar defectair conditioning on space crafta.c.bad mechanical repairsRecalls for the week:2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvios Recalled for Side Curtain Airbags - dealers will replace the side airbag inflatable curtain assembly for free. Alfa Romeo automaker Stellantis will begin notifying owners May 19, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, 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 moreYou 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 Direct, a vehicle purchasing website, Nissan is paying the best incentives to dealers who steer their buyers to 7-year financing. While 7-year loans can promise lower monthly payments, they could increase a consumer's chances of ending up owing more money than their car is worth, a term known as being underwater on a loan. https://www.carsdirect.com/deals-articles/nissan-dealers-are-being-paid-big-money-when-buyers-take-out-bigger-longer-loansLinks toCasey William's videos about the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT are on Auto Casey's YouTube Channel.Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7-Gyj-qtzALong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53e95Cbw3NQ&t=2s