The Driver’s Guide To Auto Repair Shop Shenanigans

I own a 2008 ES350 Lexus. For over two years the dealership has been telling me that the car needs CV boots and that it has lost oil around the bearings, and consequently the axles could break. I got a second opinion and was told that I will hear a noise at the wheels long before the axle breaks. Is this true? What should I do?

I can’t help thinking about a car run on chocolate. I wonder if the Italians will give up all their Perugina chocolates to fuel their Lamborghini and Ferrari or if they could get by with our domestic Hershey chocolate? Will a catalytic converter recyclers be needed or will the exhaust be eco-friendly? Ah, the sweet smell of exhaust.

After your air/fuel mixture (or nitrous/fuel mixture) burns, you will obviously have some leftovers consisting of a few unburned hydrocarbons (fuel), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, phosphorus, and the occasional molecule of a heavy metal, such as lead or molybdenum.

However, the check engine light coming on can in reality be the result of many different things. If the light does not go off after several minutes of driving around and there is no real indication of what the problem might be then it’s really a good idea to head over to a local auto repair shop. The car could go from running smoothly to stalling in a matter of minutes or weeks, there’s really no way of knowing. The best thing is to take it in for diagnosis and prevent the issue from becoming more expensive by waiting and hoping it just goes away on its own.

The gas from an HHO fuel cell is aimed at the air intake. Aim the gas catalytic converter recycling before the air filter and the filter will help diffuse the gas. Keep your HHO saturation at or below 4%. This is not steam or water vapor, this is a combustible gas within itself. This is also a good time to mention that this is not a toy. You should have good schematics if attempting to build your own fuel cell. If your purchasing one you need to know the liter output. If you go over 4% saturation your asking for trouble. This can easily be avoided with a good set of plans. The benefits far outweigh the initial costs of a well built HHO cell. You will add miles per gallon increase horsepower and emit a cleaner exhaust.

ESP. Electronic stability program – There are numerous acronyms to describe each manufacturers ESP. Generally speaking they all operate systems that help maintain control of the car in a crisis situation – sudden braking or swerving. A range of electronic sensors detect when this ‘help’ is required and automatically step in to assist the driver. Most typically the ESP kicks in when you take corners too fast.

Online car fraud is here to stay. Take a few minutes to dig deeper into the deal. See if it is or even seems fraudulent or fishy. If it is don’t go through with it. As the old adage says, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” There are many good sellers and even car dealers out there, but there are just as many fraudulent sellers and dealers that you need to watch out for. Don’t become a victim of online car fraud like I did.