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7 Things I Hate about the Infiniti M37

RWD Infiniti M37

RWD Infiniti M37

Now that I’ve driven the Infiniti M37 for a while, it’s time to provide a list of its shortcomings. Before I opened this can of worms let me make something clear. Although these seven things really bother me, I still like the car. I don’t have buyer’s remorse, because my Cadillac developed an unsolvable problem.

Even though the Infiniti M37 isn’t perfect, I would be in a much worse situation if I still had the SRX. I will say I expected more from the five-year newer Infiniti product in the technology department. There are a bunch of things that this car is missing that Cadillac has had in place for a decade. Let it be known Continue reading

Picking the Right Brake Pads for your Infiniti

Infiniti M37 A RWD Nissan Maxima

Infiniti M37 A RWD Nissan Maxima

You have a wide range of choices when it comes to replacing front or rear brake pads on your Infiniti. Here we’ll talk about making the best choice for your situation.

Also included will be a few tips I learned from a rear brake job on my Infiniti M37. Finally, we’ll discuss common problems with Nissan and Infiniti braking systems. This includes squeaking and squealing noises, brake pedal pulsation, uneven brake pad wear and a pulling condition when the brakes are applied.

Selecting Quality Brake Pads

I’ve tried all different kinds of brake pads and have done at least 1,000 brake jobs over the last 30 years as a professional mechanic. I haven’t really seen much of a difference Continue reading

Infiniti Chrome Pillar Upgrade Kit

Infiniti M37 with Chrome Pillars

Infiniti M37 with Chrome Pillars

I believe in keeping a car in factory original condition. However, the InfinitI chrome pillar upgrade kit is a commonly installed dealer option. Since I purchased my M37 used I didn’t have the opportunity to select the dress-up accessory before delivery.

This turned out to be a good thing and in this short article I’ll explain why. I’ll also provide some tips for the installation of the chrome pillar upgrade kit and talk about what can go wrong. Finally I’ll show you some before and after pictures of my Infiniti M37x. This way you can see if the look is something you’re interested in for your own car. Continue reading

Is it Time to Get Rid of Your Cadillac

2009 Cadillac SRX

My Clean 2009 SRX

I traded in my 2009 Cadillac SRX for an Infiniti M37x. This is not something I wanted to do, because I took a huge financial hit on the deal.

In this post I’ll explain why I bailed out even though it was costly. We’ll also discuss how things can get ugly when a good Cadillac turns bad. At the end I’ll explain why I chose the Infiniti over another GM automobile. Finally, I’ll share a picture of my new ride. Today marks the end of the Cadillac era on the certified master tech blog.

Cadillac Problems Piling Up

The reasoning behind my decision to get rid of my first generation SRX boiled down to the timing chain issues these cars suffer from. Cadillac had sent me a special policy letter covering the timing chain for an additional period of time and miles. They also sent me a special policy letter for throttle body issues.

As I explained in a previous post, just because you receive one of these letters doesn’t automatically mean you can get the dealer to perform the operation. Continue reading