Auto Correct: Shopping for Stuff
Where do you buy "stuff" for you vehicle? Let's hear what Allison has to suggest.
At a convenience store? Check out little tool sets or wire brushes
While at Auto Parts stores look for: rags - buy in bulk on sale; windshield washer fluid - get type that doesn't freeze above zero - buy on sale
At Dealerships: buy original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts; buy transmission and differential fluid
Look for name brand engine oil wherever you shop for higher quality
- rockauto.com and the MPB Public Media App also Yeikcar App
- bad gas
- evac system cleaner
- cluster in dash of vehicles
- premium care packages
Here are the recalls for the week: None – so here are the biggest ones from last year.
3.5 Million 2014-18 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Pickup Trucks; 1.3 Million Subaru Cars and SUVs; 1.2 Million Nissan and Infiniti Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Vans; 1.2 Million Ford Explorers
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.
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. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Cadillac Escalade 2015-2016 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 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 BMW X6 M50i https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams