Tag Archives: Warranty

Car warranty questions and answers from expert mechanics. What to do at the dealership. Read what to do and how to choose an extended service plan.

2009 Chevy Impala Engine Light And Reduced Power

2009 Chevrolet Impala won’t seem to have any pick up says reduced engine power on dash. Have you noticed if the check engine light is on as well the ‘reduced engine power’ message on the driver information center? Yes it is on all the time but was on before I have this problem. Well you…

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Extended Automotive Car Repair Warranty Explained

Let’s talk a little bit about warranties. Everything from your factory warranty to extended warranties. New cars, used cars, and just about any car these days has some form of warranty! Like I said in my earlier article, most new car makers have really extended their factory warranty on new vehicles for a long time.…

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Engine Light And Misfire Codes

2006 Chevy Trailblazer with 4200 engine and 50,00 miles. why a cylinder #4 and #6 leak? ProTech: What kind of leak? Sorry 50,000 miles. the dealer said they did a leak down test.and the head has to come off for repair. $3,ooo job they say and told my wife vehicle is not worth fixing .…

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Do It Yourself Car Maintenance And Repairs

Just a quick article about some things you ‘do-it-yourself’ guys and gals should keep in mind when doing repairs and regular maintenance on your vehicle. Now, I obviously do all the work and maintenance on my own vehicles since that is what I do for a living. Other people attempt to maintain and repair their…

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Power Steering Going Bad After Recall

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt and the electric power steering is going out again. I had it replaced a couple of years ago but now it’s now working again. It seems very odd to me that it would go out again so quickly, what can i do? Mechanic JK: Was the first repair done…

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2009 Buick Enclave Warranty Repair I Was Charged For

Is the coil pack (No. 3) covered under the 100,000 mile power & drive train warranty? ProTech: What year and model vehicle do you have? 2009 Buick Enclave. Yes the ignition coil would be covered under the powertrain warranty at your dealership. So why was I charged $160.00 labor cost and told that it was not…

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How To Make Money On Car Repair

So you want to become an auto mechanic, huh? You want to make good money doing you what you like to do? If you love working on your car or your friends cars, you may think this would be a perfect career choice for you. You think you can make a good living in the…

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2007 GMC Sierra Burns Oil and Idle Problems

2007 GMC Sierra with 50k miles has started to use oil, could this be a PCV problem? There have been problems with oil consumption on those engines. Mainly a piston ring problem, but there is a service bulletin to attempt a correction before replacing pistons and rings, which is a big job. Do you have…

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Battery Has No Power and Won’t Start

I have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Yesterday it wouldn’t start, no power to anything. Charged the battery and it started and ran. This morning it started once but the second time same problem. Tried charging the battery and no luck. Checked battery it is good. I’ve been checking fuses and such, a couple times the…

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2003 GMC Yukon Dash Gauges Not Working- Recall

My 2003 Yukon XL (Suburban) with 5.3 motor and 70k miles has no power to any of dash gauges. The truck runs and operates fine, but the radio, heater controls and dash lights work fine. No gauge activity at all. All gauges are at the zero mark. I believe I have checked all fuses at left…

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