Auto Correct: Transmission Fluid
Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, talks about transmission fluid - when to flush and when to drain and fill.
I found a website that shows you what the different colors of transmission fluid mean. https://cartreatments.com/transmission-fluid-color/
Recalls for the week: 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Dealers need to replace the driveshaft for free. 2020 Mini Hardtop, Cooper, Cooper S: Dealers need to install crash pads for free. 2017 Ford Explorer: Dealers need to install flocked tape to the exposed edge and tab on the inboard side of the power-seat frames for free. 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.
The first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event is taking place now until the end of the month, in celebration of National Baby Safety Month. Customers can trade in used car seats at the Service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card* that can be used in store or online to buy items for their baby. https://one.walmart.com/content/uswire/en_us/company/news/top-stories/car-seat-recycling-event.html
(Target had their Car Seat event the beginning of September.)
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:
GMC Sierra 1500 2014,2015, & 2017 Overall the worst problem category are the lights.
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 2019 Ram 2500 Limited https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
http://www.euro-fest.net/ridgeland/index.php On Saturday, October 12th Auto Correct will have a tent at the 11th annual Euro Fest: Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show at the Renaissance in Ridgeland. The event begins at 10am with cars parked around the shopping center. At 2pm Allison will conduct “Ladies Under The Hood” Car Clinic.
https://www.facebook.com/ViewtheCruise On Sunday, October 6th Auto Correct will have a tent at the 10th annual View the Cruise. An event owned and operated by Gulfport Main Street Association. http://www.downtowngulfport.com/view-the-cruise.html
There’s off-site parking with free shuttle service provided by CTA.
In addition to US there’ll be 5 stages of music, over 30 vendors, and cruisers in town showing off their cars. Saturday, October 5th There’s a Card Board Parade and Concert.