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Auto Correct: Tire Time

Guest: Jason Burt, a tire professional at Mavis Tires  https://www.mavistire.com/

Tires:

  • ways to rotate
  • best in back?
  • bad driving habits

Don't forget:

  • rotate tires
  • correct air pressure
  • maintain aliment
  • don't drive aggressively
  • take care of your struts and shocks


Calls:

  • struts?
  • tire pressure
  • life of tire / how to store
  • check engine
  • ignition
  • chassis control rod module
  • 4 new tires?
  • brakes, pads, rotors


Here are the recalls for the week:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: Dealers will inspect the rear spoiler and replace it, as necessary, for free.

2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500: Dealers will update the power train control module software to maintain vehicle propulsion by reading the camshaft position signal in the event that the crankshaft position signal is lost. All repairs will be done for free.

2020 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator: Dealers will remove the front seatback panels from one or both front seats and verify the proper torque on the fasteners.

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.


Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about:  The Mini Countryman

Between the standard Mini Cooper and the Countryman, the 21st century has been a terrible era for the BMW sub-brand. Countryman from model years 2007 through 2011, along with 2015, had some of the worst reliability ratings a car could have. Transmissions problems factored heavily here. In 2014, Consumer Reports named Mini the least reliable car brand on the U.S. market.

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 Ford F-350 Tremor and Chevy Trail Boss   https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


In the News: Indy 500 https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/08/indy-500-marco-andretti-mario-michael-pole-video-indianapolis



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