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EYE SPY: One shop’s never-ending battle against poor DIY repairs
September 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

One of our frequent Eye Spy contributors is Doug Gritner, owner of Doug’s Repair. He’s got a great little business in Alexis Creek, B.C. but, unfortunately, he often finds himself “fixing junk.” And sometimes his customers take a stab at

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EyeSpy: Nothing but broken brakes!
August 23, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brakes are a key safety item on any car, but you wouldn’t know that by the way some motorists take care of them!  Here are just four recent brake-related EyeSpy photos, sent in by readers of CARS magazine.  Enjoy the

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Sometimes it’s just beyond repair!
August 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bruce Silverson of Hilltop Autopro in White Rock, B.C. had to use his diplomatic skills when a customer brought in a 2002 Mazda Protege with a complaint of “spongey brake pedal.” When they lifted the car, they found out there

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New EYE SPY Video: Things that go BOOM!
August 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

With so much tension in the modern automotive engine, it’s not surprising that technicians sometimes encounter the evidence of an explosive calamity under the hood.

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BOOM! New EyeSpy video examines explosive situations
August 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Explosions are the inevitable result of heat, pressure, and pent-up energy. And with so much of those ingredients in the modern automotive engine, it’s not surprising that technicians sometimes encounter the evidence of an explosive calamity under the hood. Check

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EyeSpy | Creative DIY repairs… the sequel!
July 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Missed an episode? Go to the EyeSpy homepage to get caught up. DO YOU HAVE EYESPY WORTHY PICTURES? If you have pictures of unbelievably creative DIY repairs that had you instantly reaching for your camera [or phone] and you’d like

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EYE SPY: A box full of clamps… and it still wasn’t enough!
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

It took a box full of clamp – 15 in total – to secure the exhaust pipe on this mid 90s Chevrolet pickup. This picture was sent in a while ago by Mike Devries of VIP Autopro on Wharncliffe Road

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EyeSpy 8 | Father Time
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Father Time can be cruel — especially to vehicles. The owners of these aging rides clearly didn’t bother to keep up with preventive maintenance!

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EYE SPY: The ravages of time
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The passing years take an inevitable toll on vehicles. Our latest video offers a glimpse of how vehicle owners sometimes forget to pay the toll!

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EYE SPY: Delaying the inevitable
May 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In a fit of blind optimism, the owner of this 2003 GMC Envoy thought he could keep his exhaust system working with some aluminum tape, clamps, and darning twine. Yves Marceau, owner of Marceau Mécanique Auto in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Que., said

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EYE SPY: Strange strategy for reducing brake noise
April 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Customer spreads packing grease over brake parts to quiet the metal-on-metal grinding sound.

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EyeSpy 7 | Touch Wood
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Missed an episode? Go to the EyeSpy homepage to get caught up. DO YOU HAVE EYESPY WORTHY PICTURES? If you have pictures of unbelievably creative DIY repairs that had you instantly reaching for your camera [or phone] and you’d like