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Auto Correct: Wipers ENCORE

If you’ve been in the rain with bad wipers, well you know how awful that is. We want to give you some advice on how to take care of your wipers, save you some money, and keep you safe. Allison will also answer your vehicle repair questions. 


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Discussion:

  • how to clean your wiper
  • when to clean your wiper
  • how to examin your wiper
  • replacing your wiper
  • the wiper arm
  • Allison's racingin West Monroe this weekend!


Calls:

  • change your windshield - change your wiper
  • can my vehicle tow
  • blade trouble
  • door hinge trouble
  • tracktor trouble
  • not wiper but windshield defective
  • email: ceramic coating or clear wrap
  • Honda Accord chatter one direction when lite rain
  • wax coating or rainx
  • Prius maintenance required light

Recalls:

Sometimes recalls are for hundreds of thousands of vehicles – like the recent Ford airbag recalls. Other recalls are for 9 – because they were assembled incorrectly.

You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.


In the news:  

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring criminal immunity to drivers who hit protesters illegally blocking the road. The bill says drivers won’t face prosecution if they hurt or kill a protester illegally blocking a roadway if the driver ‘"exercises due caution" and hits them unintentionally.

https://fox17.com/news/local/new-tennessee-bill-would-give-criminal-immunity-to-drivers-hitting-protestors-in-street


Auto Casey reviews of the Subaru Crosstrek :

Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssz2123Udrk&t=0s

Long video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gSrA-OdVCw

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Auto Correct: National SCCA

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Auto Correct: Telematics

What information does your vehicle collect about your vehicle’s performance and your driving ability? Who gets it? What can be done with it? Let’s learn together between your vehicle repair questions.Recalls for the week: 2020-22 Jaguars, Land Rovers Recalled for Seat Belt Issue, dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies, as necessary, for free.Land Rover’s recall affects 28,000 model-year 2021 Range Rover SUVs; model-year 2022 Range Rover Sport SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Range Rover Velar SUVs and Discovery Sport SUVs; and model-year 2020-22 Discovery and Defender SUVs. For Jaguar, 9,000 model-year 2020-21 F-Pace SUVs; model-year 2021-22 F-Type coupes; and model-year 2021 XF sedans. .The automaker will begin notifying owners Oct. 22, but those with questions in the meantime can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827, Land Rover at 800-637-683716,000-Plus 2021 Ford F-150s Recalled for Seat Belt Webbing - dealers will inspect the front belts; if the webbing is misrouted, the seat belt retractor and pretensioner will be replaced for free. Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 27, but if you have further questions in the meantime, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You 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: A Tesla That The Driver Says Was On Autopilot Crashed Into A Stopped Police Car, Again in Orlandohttps://jalopnik.com/a-tesla-that-the-driver-says-was-on-autopilot-crashed-i-1847581492Just a reminder: The "Move Over" law in Mississippi requires drivers to move at least one lane away when they approach emergency vehicles that are parked on the roadside with lights flashing. If drivers don't make room, they risk getting ticketed. And I know 2nd hand that the ticket is $250. https://www.respondersafety.com/training/move-over-slow-down/2007/06/mississippi-move-over-law-takes-effect-july-1/Auto Casey: Nisson RogueShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZikW-yYUFJ8Long version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGFKq2VYSrUConnect with Allison:https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmHow Do Those Car Insurance Tracking Devices Work? | U.S. News & World Report (usnews.com)https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/17/what-does-your-car-know-about-you-we-hacked-chevy-find-out/Rental Car Bluetooth Hands-Free Devices Can Intercept Your Smartphone Data (businessinsider.com)Anapp called Privacy4Carsoffers model-by-model directions.Calls:permission to share infocarburetordieselwon't starthumwiring harnesswon't startEmail from listener we didn't get to read:As a car enthusiast I've wondered about this for a few years and even taking the time to call my manufacturer only be told nothing with regards to what they collect, how they collect it and view it and or who owns it. Americans generally don't care about privacy as you can tell with our lack of cell phone data privacy laws so I doubt they'll care about their car tracking them either until the insurance company denies a claim because of the data that they acquired without your knowledge and brought before a court. More people should be concerned about this. Don't forget we can look to Europe for privacy laws and see what they do there cuz I assure you this is not allowed in the EU. Great topic!Info: There is a conference being held in Detroit October 13th and 14th by the global auto cyber security policy company Auto ISAC. You can buy a live viewing pass. It has spokes people from GM, Toyota, NHTSA and more speaking. Auto ISAC is partnered with Allison Transmissions and so many other car industry companies. Let Allison and Auto Correct know if you are interested in learning more.