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EYE SPY: Found under the hood
December 22, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Look what I found under the hood! What does a Christmas wreath have to do with car repair? Well, it’s just one way Finateri Ltd. is making their shop ready for the holidays. Using pinecones found in a Pontiac Sunfire that

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EYE SPY: Bottoms up!
August 25, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Bottoms up!   Blake Laidlaw of Hockey’s Automotive in Atwood, Ont. found an unusual dust cap on one of the wheels of this 2000 Ford F-250. As you can see, the customer improvised with the bottom of a 1-liter plastic

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EYE SPY: All clamped up?
August 13, 2015 by CARS Magazine

All clamped up? Cory Mundy from Vance’s Service Centre in Carp, Ontario had a customer come in with this custom power steering repair. “Upon opening the hood I found the power steering pressure hose replaced using clear food grade hose,

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EYE SPY: Venting a little steam?
July 27, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Venting a little steam? Scott McLean of Kal Tire in Castlegar, B.C. came across this “custom exhaust” on a 2006 Dodge 350 4×4 with a Cummins diesel engine. “Yes, that’s a dryer vent elbow,” he writes. “It came in for

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EYE SPY: Looks Great… Does Nothing
July 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Looks Great… Does Nothing.   Frank Spencer of Spencer’s Auto in Port Aux Basque, Nfld., spotted this example of a fake duel exhaust on a Cavalier. Apparently, the owner had installed a ground effects kit with dual ports in the

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EYE SPY: Wooden it be nice
June 4, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Wooden It Be Nice! Yves Boulanger, an engineer with RTL Transit in Longueuil, Que. sent in this ‘Eye Spy’ photograph of a truck sold at auction. “The new owner had the good idea of getting it checked by a service facility

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Hang THIS in your shop!
November 25, 2014 by CARS Magazine

Back by popular demand, and suitable for hanging in your customer waiting area, this years Eye Spy poster features 10 reasons why your customers need to leave the repairs to you!

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Eye Spy: Out the back door
October 31, 2014 by CARS Magazine

The owner of this GMC Savana van gets a workout each time they get in and out of their vehicle. The only working door on it is the barn doors at the back.

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EYE SPY: California Cruiser
October 24, 2014 by CARS Magazine

A shop down in California sent in this picture of a cylinder head on a PT Cruiser Turbo. The owner of the vehicle claimed he performed his own repair on the blown head gasket.

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Look ma! No bolts
October 20, 2014 by CARS Magazine

Crazy DIY repair secures engine with a tie-strap. Another EyeSpy disaster in the making!

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EYE SPY: Jugging along
October 15, 2014 by CARS Magazine

This vehicle came into the Kal-Tire in Cache Creek, B.C., and the owner requested a quote for steering components.

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A story of neglect
October 10, 2014 by CARS Magazine

In this business, we see neglect, damage, and corrosion all the time. But keeping the vehicle on the road is only good for the customer if its safe to drive! Heres a good example from our EyeSpy collection, thanks to David Fenton of Lakerange Service in Port Elgin, Ont.