Archive for the ‘FYI’ Category

2009 Toyota Sienna oil cooler line failure

I would like to make you aware of something. If you own a 2009 Toyota Sienna or one that has the original oil cooler lines that are made of rubber I suggest that you replace them as soon as possible.Recently I had a customer contact me and said that

2005 Toyota Matrix Headlight Sockets Melted

This 2005 Toyota Matrix came to me with an inoperative headlamp. It was not just the bulb, the socket it plugs into melted as well. I noticed that

2007 Nissan Sentra Horn & Cruise Control Don’t Work

I am posting this in case you own a 2007 Nissan Sentra and just noticed that your cruise control and horn stopped

Chevy Silverado Front Wheel Bearing Failure

I have to first start off by saying that this post does not just pertain to Chevy Silverado trucks. This post is meant for any vehicle that has a hub style wheel bearing with an axle nut. Or for any vehicle with a rear wheel bearing hub assembly that has a spindle that goes through […]

2004 Honda Accord Stretched Timing Chain P0341

I guess that we could call this post “Autopsy of an engine” please join me as we take apart this poorly maintained engine.  Well the owner of the engine this vehicle learned the hard way about what can happen to an engine that has a timing chain and too few oil changes. This engine had […]

P0139 Down Stream 02 Sensor Slow Response

Well you are driving down the road and everything is fine when all of a sudden this little yellow light illuminates on your vehicles instrument cluster. That’s right your check engine light comes on! So you hear from a friend that you can go to your local parts store and

Frost Heaves & Pot Holes: A Ball Joints Worst Enemy !

Well  most of us who live in the northeast are very familiar with the words “frost heaves” and “pot holes.” Many mechanics look at these bumpy road conditions as job security as frost heaves along with pot holes can wreak havoc on your vehicles suspension components. It is important that your vehicles strut assembly’s and or shock […]

Nathan C Was Told His Jeep Needed A Head Gasket Replacement.

Nathan came to Boulay’s Garage with an overheating issue with his 2000 Jeep Cherokee. He had the cooling system pressure tested by a friend and no leaks were found then it was suspected that the overheating issue was due to a blown head gasket. Now for those of you who do not know what a […]

Three empty plastic containers

Boulay’s Garage Recycles Plastic: A Green Automotive Repair Shop

What you are looking at three empty plastic containers, an empty engine oil, windshield wash and brake fluid container. Why are you looking at three empty plastic containers? Part of the reason is all of the plastic litter you see here on the beach pictured in this post.  Years ago my wife and I went […]

Always Wear Your Seat Belt, Especially With Air Bags!

I was just reminded recently of something that I see from time to time. Take a look at the picture in this post and tell me what you see. Yes that is right you see an empty drivers seat with a seat belt connected. So whats wrong with that? Well nothing is wrong with that […]