Posts Tagged ‘should’

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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 […]

What Took Them So Long ? All I Needed Was An Oil Change!

So whats wrong with this picture?  No matter where you go you want to get good service right? Whether it be when you go out to dinner , or if you stay at a hotel you want service second to none right? Well you deserve good service because you work hard for your money! As […]

Glenn D. Asks: Why Should I Replace My Hydraulic Tensioner With My Timing Belt?

Glenn recently had his timing belt replaced along with his water pump on his 2006 Honda Pilot. It was suggested to him that he replace his “hydraulic tensioner” with the timing belt and water pump. It was around $80 more for the part and reluctantly agreed to replace the part. Glenn asked me :  Joe […]

Bill M. Ask’s: Should I replace only the headlamp bulb that is not working?

Bill M. told me that he went into his auto repair shop he normally uses to have a blown headlamp bulb replaced. The service advisor asked him if he would like to replace the other headlamp while he was at the shop. Bill then asked why would I want to replace the headlamp on the […]

Evaluating your car: Should it stay? Or should it go?

I have been putting it off for awhile now, and after this weekend I found it necessary to add this category “Evaluating Cars”. Why may you ask after this weekend Joe? I was at a book store this weekend talking to some nice people, selling and signing a few books and I met this nice […]

Sandra G. Asks: What kind of oil should I use in my car?

I received an email from Sandra G. She went to have her vehicles oil changed, and she was asked what type of oil she wanted to use in her car. Not exactly knowing what type of oil her car took she simply said; I do not know. She explained to me that she was asked […]

Question from Mary C.: Why should I service my brake pads in my car?

Mary emailed me a question; she went to bring her vehicle in for service that included a tire rotation. The service advisor told her she should have her brake pads removed and serviced because her brakes are dragging, and as a result they are wearing out quickly. She asks: Joe do I really need to […]

Why should I have to change my brake fluid?

One of the great things about this web site is that I can now share many color photos that I wanted to include in my book “If That Car Could Talk.” If you have a brake job done it is not a bad idea to have your brake fluid exchanged out for new.  When I […]

Question: From Janet B. When should I know when to change my automatic transmission fluid?

That is a good question that I would be happy to answer for you. In my book “If That Car Could Talk” I go into great detail about automatic transmission fluid replacement on page 102. A lot depends on how you work your transmission, do you tow a trailer? Do you load up your car […]