Richard McCuistian

  • Richard McCuistian, a contributor to Motor Age for nearly 20 years, penned his last article for the magazine in May. We asked him to take a look back at his time with the magazine, what stood out and what he's seen change.
    Motor Age - Service Repair
  • Richard McCuistian, a contributor to Motor Age for nearly 20 years, penned his last article for the magazine in May. We asked him to take a look back at his time with the magazine, what stood out and what he's seen change.
    Motor Age - Service Repair
  • A friend of mine brought his son’s 2006 Jeep Commander, 4.7L V8 with a 5-45RFE transmission and 187,854 miles on the odometer, telling me he believed water was making its way into the #8 cylinder, because the vehicle had overheated a few times and now it was misfiring on that one.
  • We usually do our best and most efficient work on vehicles with which we’re familiar, but there are times when even the ones we know the best can smack us around – particularly if we make the wrong choices.
  • We never stop learning, and the tough ones put iron in our souls. And for those who are just getting started in this business or are reading these words as a consumer, this, ladies and gentlemen, is what we do.
  • How hard could it be to figure out a headlight problem on a 15-year-old domestic? Well, we hadn’t tackled one of these S10 headlight issues before, and this one was a wakeup call.
  • Time and chance work both ways — customers need us, and we need them. Here's series of vehicles — and their owners — in need of help and repairs.
  • Some people will almost always believe a half-baked diagnosis, and some mistakes are very easily made.