Gimme a Brake!

Of all the parts on a car or truck, the ones most closely connected to the safety of the driver are, in my mind, the brakes. The braking system is what we rely on to not only stop the vehicle, but slow it down as well.… Read the rest “Gimme a Brake!”

Cooling System (Engine)

There are two cooling systems in a car or truck. One has to do with the driver and we call that one air conditioning. The other is to keep the engine cool and that is the one that is the topic of this post.… Read the rest “Cooling System (Engine)”

What to Buy

I am often asked what type or make of car/truck would I recommend, and my answers are not always the same. Much of the decision rests with who it will be driving the vehicle, for what purpose the vehicle will be used, and of course, how much money will be spent and how much is available to make repairs and keep the vehicle serviced.… Read the rest “What to Buy”

Air Conditioning Alert

Air Conditioning Alert: I recently found out that the cost of freon 134a has doubled since last year. Nobody really knows why, other than the fact that the industry has a history of raising prices without good reasons. Rarely do we see a price decrease for oil, antifreeze, and other petroleum based products in the automotive repair and maintenance industry.… Read the rest “Air Conditioning Alert”

Emissions Debate at the House of Reps

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On Thursday I testified before the Colo House of Reps committee on Health and Environment on behalf of emissions testing along the north Front Range. In case you have never btdt, it is mostly a crock. They have a hearing where they pretend to care what you say, attack the people who they don’t agree with, and shuck and grin with those they do like.… Read the rest “Emissions Debate at the House of Reps”