Buying a Used Car As a Fixer-Upper

Fixer-upper cars are usually purchased as-is, off the street, with little or no expectation or knowledge of the vehicle’s true breadth of problems. These cars can be a great bargain to the home mechanic or a huge headache. Purchasing a vehicle with the intent of fixing it to become roadworthy …

Bushings On Electric Motors?

Most vehicles have electric motors on them. Some propel the car itself, others act as power generators, actuators, and so forth. Many modern vehicles utilize electric motors to raise and lower windows, raise and lower the cargo hatch, to move seating, and for other convenience tasks. Some vehicles, of course, …

Battery Drain Issues, Diagnosis

Persistent battery drains are a serious annoyance for car owners, but are particularly difficult (and tedious) for a mechanic to locate and repair. Quite often the drain will be in an inaccessible place, there will be more than one drain source, or the issue just never seems to resolve. Small, …