Motor Age Garage

  • I’m not the first automotive technician who has put words on paper about many of our customers’ pie-in-the sky ideas about that mythical, all-powerful ‘Machine’ we have stashed in the service bay that will tell us which bolts
  • I'm not the first automotive technician who has put words on paper about many of our customers' pie-in-the sky ideas about that mythical, all-powerful 'Machine' we have stashed in the service bay...
  • Monday morning. The car was just sitting there, nice and shiny, almost-new looking. Even the tires had been waxed...
  • When we encounter a vehicle with multiple problems that occurred right after a repair, it's natural to assume that the problems are related to the repair, right?
  • Remember how some folks used to complain about cold fast-idle settings that seemed too high? Some people wouldn't have even noticed ...
  • It was a high-mileage pickup that ran just fine until the owner installed a remanufactured engine...
  • I was introduced to the Tempo, which was Contour's predecessor in late 1983 when they were brand new.
  • It came into the dealership on the hook as a no-start, as yellow as a lemon and actually in pretty good shape, with what seemed to be a good track record. The speedo clock registered enough miles to have circled the planet four times as the crow flie