Auto Correct: Spring Cleaning of COVID-19
It's Spring Cleaning time! Keep the inside COVID-19 free. Keep the dirt and pollen off the outside.
Another MPB local show, Money Talks, recently had a guest from the vehicle information website Edmunds.com http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-edmundscom
Edmunds.com has an article: https://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/car-maintenance-and-repair-during-covid-19.html that comments about cleaning the inside of your car.
Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, gives some additional information about cleaning the outside of your vehicle.
A broadcast last year also dealt with cleaning your car. Listen to that episode here: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-cleaning-your-car
Here are the recalls for the week:
2016-2020 McLaren GT, Senna, 570GT, 720S: there’s a foam pad underneath the fuel tank causing trouble
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT: The emergency call system communication module may be missing the wiring harness ground line – the dealer will repair
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: The wiring harness under the seat – the dealer will inspect and replace as needed
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:
Volkswagen Passat 2002, 2003 and 2013-2014 for engine problems
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 Nissan Sentra https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
What’s in the news: The California Highway Patrol claims its ticketing almost twice as many motorists for speeding since the start of the stay-at-home order compared to the year prior, when there was no stay-at-home order. https://jalopnik.com/traffic-is-down-but-speeding-tickets-over-100-mph-are-w-1843048439?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-04-26
- engine whining
- wheel bearing
- Dodge not starting
- race car brains
- coolant level