Posts Tagged ‘car’

Nicole Asks: Joe How Can I Prevent My Car From Being Stolen?

Nicole asks : Joe I have a security system installed in my Honda Civic, and it has an Immobilizer system in the car as well. I am finding out that even with those features, my car can still be easily stolen by professional car thieves. Is there anything else I can do? Well Nicole has […]

Incorrect Battery Installed In My Car

Well the individual that owns this car knew that their battery was over 5 years old. The shop that they normally go to told them that their battery tested weak and should consider replacing it soon. The customer said that they would consider it, but they could not afford to do it right now because […]

Two different size tires

Doris R. Asks: Do I Really Need To Replace All 4 Tires On My AWD Car?

You might be asking yourself  “Why am I looking at two different shoes”? You are about to find out why. Doris had an unfortunate incident, she got a large nail in her tire. In most cases you can repair a tire with a patch,or plug but not in this case. The nail actually

Metal on metal brake pad

Deborah L. Asks: Why Does My Car Vibrate And Grind Horribly When I Apply The Brakes

Well Deborah the first question that I would have to ask you would be this. When was the last time you had your brakes checked out? I did have the opportunity to ask Deborah this question and she told me her car was just in for a service not to long ago for a “B” type service […]

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Will The Air Conditioner In Your Car Work This Summer?

Usually what happens is it is the hottest day of the year,and Dad has the car fully packed for vacation and the air conditioning  does not work!  On top of that the shop you bring it to it having problems with their A/C charging station. Let me start off by first mentioning one of the […]

"If That Car Could Talk"

Congratulations Go Out To Sherrine Bourassa, She Won A Copy Of “If That Car Could Talk”!

The winner is Sherrine Bourassa ! Sherrine won a copy of my book “If That Car Could Talk” How to locate and maintain a good used car. I decided once I reached 100 “Likes” on my Facebook link to my website I would give away a book. I took all one hundred names on pieces […]

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Sharon M. Ask’s : Should A Used Car For Sale Have A Valid Safety Inspection Sticker?

Sharon told me that she was shopping for a used car and went to a used car lot and noticed that some of the cars on the lot for sale there had expired inspection stickers on them. Some had no inspection stickers at all She also said that some of the used cars had expired inspection stickers from other […]

Thank you Steve Sherman For The Great Editorial Review on “If That Car Could Talk”!

What great Editorial review from a very talented writer Steve Sherman. Thanks again Steve! Check out the story he wrote about my book for the Keene Sentinel on 3/10/13. You can see the article online   HERE.

Judy R.Asks: I think I have a small exhaust leak in may car. How can I check it?

Judy asked me this question because she has owned her car for quite some time now, and knows what it usually sounds like. She told me that her car sounds louder than normal ,but her mechanic says that he is unable to find a leak  anywhere in her cars exhaust system. To start off with […]

What does my car starter look like?

Well your car would not turn over and you just had your battery replaced last month. You have your car towed into the shop and you get a ride to work from a family member or friend. You get a phone call from the shop it was towed to and sure enough you have a