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Car Care for the Clueless

Pam Oakes

Car Care for the Clueless – Get your car repaired right – the first time!

This week on Car Care for the Clueless, host Pam Oakes talks with Jimmy Shewmaker regarding what you need to tell you tech before your vehicle is repaired. The two ASE-certified techs tell you the straight skinny on why it’s important not to self-diagnose, but to have the ASE-certified technician do the work he was trained to do.
Our trouble service bulletins for this week’s episode covers VW and Lexus vehicles. If you have one of these manufacturers, it would benefit you to tune in and find out what’s going on with their products.
Peter Sudak, our gadget guru, is back with another economical item for your vehicle. This week’s product not only helps you in the here and now, but benefits your wallet when it’s time to trade-in.
Gene from Illinois provides our email question of the week. Gene’s been listening and wants a straight answer if he “qualifies” as a severe-duty or a normal-duty driver.
And, don’t forget our cheap car tip. This week’s tidbit will help you see the winter weather better through your windshield.
And if you have an automotive question that you would like Pam to answer, don’t hesitate to email her at:
And, if you would like to know more about your vehicle, click onto Pam’s website, for a copy of her book “Car Care for the Clueless (or How You Can ‘Make Money’ While Maintaining Your Vehicle)”. Or visit her shop’s site at Look for Pam’s latest book coming to a store near you: “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101”. The expected release date is March 2012. Not only is Pam an ASE-certified technician, but she has an auto dealer’s license too. Learn from Pam’s experiences at the auto auctions and teach you how to purchase the right vehicle – at the best price!
Last but not least – check out the latest automotive reality show Streaming on a computer near you.