Someone claiming to be the owner of Whitney’s Tire and Auto in Ann Arbor, Michigan replied to a negative Yelp review with an absolutely disgusting racist rant. The internet has responded by denouncing the business, but the business owner says it’s all a hoax.
Maybe it’s because of time. Maybe it’s because of money. Maybe you can blame it all on straight-up laziness. Whatever. Here are the repairs that you should be doing right this very second, but aren’t.
The planned destruction of Willets Point may be New York City’s most vile campaign against its own working poor. Now the mechanics that the city wants to throw out on the street are holding a hunger strike in defiance. Let me explain what happened to get to this very low, low point.
It happened on Thursday night. I went out to my car. I climbed inside. I turned the key in the ignition. And … nothing. Well, not quite nothing. A failed start. A check engine light. And an ominous warning message that said: TRANSMISSION FAULT: LIMITED GEARS AVAILABLE.
Everyone always credits the driver with a great race, but racing is far more of a team sport than most people think. Races wouldn't happen without the support crews standing by to prepare the cars and quickly solve any problems that arise.
Telepresence robots are one of those ideas that look great on paper. Then you see a jittery video feed of Edward Snowden's face rolling onto stage like a decapitated head with a piece of plastic holding it up and… no. But naturally, the Germans have come up with something genuinely useful.
In quite possibly the best prank to ever hit this new digitized map world, a Scottish mechanic and his buddies staged a fake murder on Google Street View. It took longer than you might think for people to figure out what they'd done.
We're not talking about a scale model here. J. White's Automotive actually spent a whole weekend swapping a rusty frame on a 2004 Land Rover Discovery for a shiny new one, but they were kind enough to speed up the replay so we could relive it in fast motion.
This guy needed some work done on his old diesel VW, so he took it to his friend's shop. When he came back, he found a little surprise.
I'm not going to get overly sentimental or nostalgic, but a mechanic's shop is more than just a place where cars are repaired.
Dear near-naked banana hammock mechanic, I will never understand why you take and angle grinder and, in a shower of sparks over your bare body, remove the back end of this car's exhaust pipe.
I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred bucks, and the mechanic is always upselling me on additional repairs that are hundreds more dollars. Is it time to just retire my ride and buy a new car, or should I stick…
Going to the body shop is never really a pleasant experience. Most of the time it's because your car has been damaged and you need to get it fixed. But at the end of the ordeal you expect to have a car that's up to snuff and ready to hit the road.
When you take your car to get serviced, how do you know the mechanics aren't driving it like it's a getaway car in a heist movie? This 2010 Camaro SS driver figured out one very clever way: he placed a voice recorder in the car to capture the dealership employees driving and working on the car.
America's roads are filled with cheap, rusty cars half-broken and fixed with duct tape. Eventually they have to go into the shop. When they do, they go to the best sub-reddit there is.
Ever get that sneaking suspicion when you take your car in for repair that you're overpaying or getting needless work done? If you want to make sure you get service you can trust, keep in mind these tips for what to ask at the shop and signs of good (and bad) mechanics.
If there's any transaction more fraught with fear of scams than buying a car, it's getting one fixed. Mechanic Jeremy Waters explains why people need to be a little more trusting — at least in his shop —Ed.
Automobiles are not singular objects, but rather of a collection of interconnected parts slowly wearing out at different rates. A good mechanic will help identify what needs to be replaced or repaired. According to Reddit user dnalloheoj, the folks at his local Firestone aren't so good at that.
Adam Cramer runs a vintage motorcycle shop in Philadelphia, and filmmaker Andrew David Watson pulled him away from his obsession long enough to hear Cramer's lament for the loss of American craftsmanship. Do your children know from a Phillips screwdriver?
Meet Bart Hickey, who runs Bart's Automotive and Towing in Alsip, Ill. He's been a mechanic since he was a teenager... not a bad career for someone who's been blind since birth. This will get your motor running. (H/T Kevin!)