You know that squeak you hear every time you go over a big bump? You know, the one you ignore and hope goes away? This is what can happen if you ignore it too long.
A few months ago I did a dumb thing. I quit working on Jeeps. After having given myself a time-out, I decided I was ready to start working on them again. After the Jeep above had been to a local tire chain and had everything but the kitchen sink installed, the poor guy who owns … Read more
Does your truck shake coming down a steep hill when you step on the brakes? The fix is the replacement of the front brake pads and rotors. Machining the rotors is just like swapping deck chairs on the Titanic as far as I’m concerned. Below is a photo of upgrade rotors and brake pads. … Read more
I was pretty shocked that the rear struts on this 2005 Chevy Impala were worn out. It was kinda weird, the rear wasn’t bouncy at all and the struts weren’t leaking. But the rear tires were beat to death due to the lack of staying in contact with the road.
We have the greatest clientele of any business in the world I think. A while back I was rebuilding the front-end of a truck for Island Harvest in Hawi. It was hard tough job that took about twice as long as normal. They brought us 2 jars of their honey. It was heavenly! I’m totally … Read more
This means the tire tread is starting to separate from the tire. It develops when air gets between the inner liner of the tire and the tread. This can be caused by improper flat repairs, hitting huge pot holes in the road and problems during manufacture. Symptoms include: your vehicle feels like it’s doing the … Read more
One of our fabulous customers dropped off a dozen fresh eggs this morning. Thanks Micheal! He said his B&B was slow for the next couple of weeks and his chickens were going crazy laying eggs. We just have the best customers… And we’re grateful for that!
A salvage titled vehicle is one that has been totaled by the insurance company. The insurance company totals vehicles when the cost to repair is more than the value of the vehicle. Sometimes people buy these vehicles at insurance auctions and try to fix them on the cheap and then re-sell them for a nice … Read more
Got a rattle in the front end of your Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country driving you nuts? Here’s your problem. Sway bar bushings and links are notorious for causing rattles on Caravans and a lot of other vehicles too.
Up till yesterday I was not convinced that changing power steering fluid was a valid service. But after installing a new power steering pump and hoses in a 2004 Ford Ranger yesterday, I’m convinced that changing the power steering fluid is in fact a good thing to do. The truck I was working on had … Read more