Canadian Tire Auto Service: Review | I Got Scammed

I’ve done business with Canadian Tire over 10 years, easy. I mostly buy parts and hardware from their store, and from time to time I would use their auto service. Usually I would just get my alignments done at the shop. However, after going for an alignment yesterday, I was told I couldn’t get it … Continue reading Canadian Tire Auto Service: Review | I Got Scammed

Symptoms of Bad Assist Arm (Lateral Arm): How to Fix It

If you’re planning on replacing the rear assist arm (lateral arm) for your KIA Sorento, chances are the fasteners will be seized. As was the case for me, and other shops I called around for used parts. Which means you’ll likely need a reciprocating saw or drill to cut the bolt loose. This will require … Continue reading Symptoms of Bad Assist Arm (Lateral Arm): How to Fix It

Will Gasket Sealer Fix Spongy Brake Pedals?

This method is useful for when you notice soft brake pedals, but no leaks within your brake system. Or you may have just bled your brakes recently / installed a new brake caliper, but still notice spongy brake pedals. If this is the case for you, there is a solution which may work as a … Continue reading Will Gasket Sealer Fix Spongy Brake Pedals?

Symptoms of a Bad Shock Absorber: How to Fix It

If you hear loud squeaky noises when you’re driving, there could be a chance your shock absorber is causing the issue. However, I found that the bushing from my rear shock absorber had become loose. This is a tell-tale sign it’s time to replace the shock absorber. Dangers of a loose shock absorber bushing may … Continue reading Symptoms of a Bad Shock Absorber: How to Fix It

How Long Will a KIA Car Last? See the Results!

There are some established companies out there such as Honda and Toyota, when it comes to vehicle reliability. They durable and can last a long time for a decent price tag. How Well KIAs Stack Up But what about KIAs? If you’re wondering whether you should purchase a KIA vehicle soon, check out how well … Continue reading How Long Will a KIA Car Last? See the Results!

Am I Too Old to Become a Mechanic? The Right Age to Start

If you’re thinking of getting into the automotive field soon, here’s some good news. It really doesn’t matter what age you are. Whether you’re 30, 40, or 50; it’s never too late to get into the field. Quick story… As a matter of fact, I’ve seen people in their 40s and 50s working in entry … Continue reading Am I Too Old to Become a Mechanic? The Right Age to Start

Flat Tire? How Long Tire Plugs Will Last

Did you get a flat tire recently and found a nail or screw inside the tire? Chances are you’re going over how much it would cost to repair your flat tire. You may be thinking about getting your tire patched up, or you may be thinking about using a tire plug.  Although tire patches are … Continue reading Flat Tire? How Long Tire Plugs Will Last