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Rain Brings Memories of Flood

It’s been raining off and on all day today. This reminds me of how I used to worry every time it rained. Will the shop flood? Our business is not in a flood plain, but it’s situated at a low spot where Shepherd’s inlets clog easily. We had them cleaned out about seven months ago, […]

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How We Helped the Tallest Man I Have Ever Met with his Broken Spark Plug

Seven foot two inch customer brought in his wife’s Ford Expedition with a seriously bad problem. He had a broken spark plug in his motor. How did this happen, you ask? Another shop was performing a standard tune-up and broke plug number four in the back where it’s hard to reach. It was an accident, […]

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Car Talk’s Garage Buried by Snow

Recent record snow falls in the East coast reminded me of my one and only snow experience. It’s a car story. On December 8, 2003, I was stranded in Cambridge, Mass. by a record snowfall brought in by a Nor’easter. It cancelled 335 flights, one of which was my ride home. With Logan Airport shut […]

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The miracle of A/C

I have discovered that I am a car expert by default. This is because I have been married for more than 30 years to one of the most knowledgeable automotive technicians in Texas. That’s a pretty bold claim, but I can support it by the fact that automotive dealers and customers in other parts of […]

Mom, is my Car Safe to Drive?

Our oldest daughter called this week. “Mom, my brake light is on.” Our 23 year old daughter was calling me from Newport, Florida. She was heading to St. Augustine for a little sight-seeing and was driving a rental car, a Nissan Sentra to be exact. “What do I do?” Now, my daughter is no dummy. […]

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One Thing Always Leads to Another

Three years ago, a customer named Lorine came in to have her car worked on, and we started chatting. She told me about a great cafe inside a historic hotel in Blessing, Texas. The hotel was established in 1906 when the town of Blessing was a major train stop. She went on and on about […]

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Classic Cars Connect People to People

It’s been too long since I have updated this blog. Life has been so rich and full that finding quiet time to concentrate and reflect has not materialized–or evaporated– before I could set my little self down. I hope that you, happy readers, are also enjoying life in these full summer days. Recently, we held […]

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When it comes to your transmission don’t be penny wise and pound foolish

Cut away of a transmission Transmission Repair is Complex One of the most expensive and complex systems in every vehicle is the transmission. To replace one, it is not uncommon to spend $3000.00. Did you know that it has well over a 100 moving parts? That some have over 200 moving parts? And did you […]

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