Motor Age Garage

  • A homeowner was looking to save some money on purchasing a newer vehicle so he decided to buy a 2016 Audi S7 “Salvage Vehicle” for a very good price but it had a few underlying issues that he was aware of when he agreed to the price of the vehicle.
    John Anello
  • DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., is showcasing its electronic inspection tool, VehicleMRI, at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 5-7, in Las Vegas.
  • Despite our best efforts to follow published diagnostic routines, there are times we can’t determine the root cause of a problem — and then we get lucky!
  • Gas or diesel? It doesn't matter if you apply a diagnostic process and follow it!
    Brandon Steckler
  • I was recently called into a mechanical repair shop because a vehicle's battery was unintentionally discharging so quickly that the vehicle would not restart if it sat overnight without a charger.
  • When working on a friend’s car, I don’t want to let them down. It is a lot of pressure to ensure my diagnosis is accurate the first time!
    Timothy Jones
  • You will never forget the tough diagnostic dilemmas, whether won or lost. Let me share a few of my most memorable with you.
  • There was a local repair shop that had an oil change go wrong on a 2011 Kia Optima with a 2.4 L engine (Figure 1). The shop mechanic had an easy task of simply replacing the oil filter and removing and reinstalling a drain plug to drain and refill the engine with oil. The oil filter was installed properly and the correct oil type and quantity was put in the engine but the drain plug was never secu
    John Anello