In a departure from the regular articles I provide on this auto repair information blog I wanted to share some car show pictures with you. On Sunday I went to the FNC car show in Bradenton, Florida. The FNC is a local church that I am not a member of. In fact I am not a member of any local Automotive clubs either. But what I am is a car lover that has dedicated a large part of his life to the automobile.
What started out as a fascination or a hobby at the age of 16 when getting my driver’s license turned into a career spanning more than 26 years. But more importantly a hobby that is just as strong and fun to me today as it was when I was a kid.
What pushed me to write about this particular car show was I thought it was really well done. I have been to lots of car shows in my town and I have to say that often they become a painful experience. Continue reading
Auto repair for dummies book
Remember when you could go to the most popular search engine and just type in the term auto repair manuals and right before your eyes there would be high quality results to browse through (like magic). Well with the latest algorithm ranking update (meant to reduce spam) the results are not what they use to be. I have submitted several requests for someone to look at the results. No changes as of today so I’m posting this.
The number one result for the last several weeks since the update is this page. It is from Haynes auto repair manuals that I have the utmost respect for. Unfortunately this page that now ranks at the top of those search results is of extremely poor quality. It looks like a page from 1996 and there is only two sentences of real content on the whole page. The term automotive repair manuals which would be considered the key words are repeated about five times in two sentences.
This is known in the Webmaster business as “keyword stuffing”. Ironically it is exactly what this last update was supposed to address. But when it comes to searching for an auto repair manual this latest update has made it more difficult to find truly good content on the subject in my opinion. Continue reading
Dual zone AC control head
As we enter another car air-conditioning season many drivers are turning on the AC only to be greeted with waves of hot air. When this happens drivers want to feel the cool breeze as quickly and cheaply as possible. That is what this article is about. Do not miss the 2 helpful videos below!
For people that have slow freon leaks it’s not the first time the system stopped working. For these motorists it’s time to recharge air conditioning again. Often it’s a financial situation that stops us from pursuing proper diagnosis and repair.
Other times it’s fear that if we go into a shop they will find large and expensive repairs. Both of these situations are valid concerns that I completely understand. Air-conditioning repairs can easily become an avenue to take advantage of customers!
Look, I know lots of auto repair shop owners that are not only honest but talented. But the reality is it’s not always a bed of roses when you need automotive service. When you have time I wrote a good article about air-conditioning rip-offs that you may find helpful if you plan on taking your vehicle in for repair. Continue reading
72 roadrunner 440-6pack has Poor Fuel Economy!
What are the obtainable fuel economy figures for your car and why is it so important? Obtainable of course means something that is possible or achievable.
When it comes to your car or truck how many miles to the gallon should you expect from it? I am going to show you how to find the specification from the environmental protection agency (EPA).
When people say “my car is getting rotten gas mileage” the first thing they should do is to find out how many miles their vehicle is actually returning per gallon of fuel. Expecting more than 10 MPG from a 1972 roadrunner with a 440 six pack is just not realistic. It’s important to get a measurement for several reasons. One is, why waste money on fuel. Two is excessive fuel consumption can be a sign of car problems. Continue reading