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.
Crazy DIY repair secures engine with a tie-strap. Another EyeSpy disaster in the making!
This vehicle came into the Kal-Tire in Cache Creek, B.C., and the owner requested a quote for steering components.
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.
The caliper was hanging off, the piston and both pads we missing, and based on the rust on the rim and the buildup on the caliper pad bridges it had been like that for a while
We’re working on a new EYE SPY poster that you can pull out of an upcoming issue and hang on your wall to remind consumers that automotive repairs are best left to the professionals!
This 2001 Dodge Caravan was towed into Centre Mondial de lAutomobile in Bealac-Garthby, Quebec. When technician and tow-operator, Isaac Custeau went to hook it up he was speechless.
The owner of this 2002 Subaru Outback had several issues starting the vehicle in the cold and diagnosed it themselves as a bad battery.
The June 2012 Reader’s Issue of Canadian Technician features a mini poster that underscores the importance of regular vehicle maintenance by a trained professional.
Your day job is fixing cars, not writing articles. But over the years, youve shown that youre remarkably capable when it comes to expressing your points of view.