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How Not to Get Ripped Off When Buying a Used Vehicle
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by Don Stec, JULY 19, 2017



One of the hardest things to do is…to tell a person the vehicle they just bought is not worth repairing. Improperly repaired vehicles are a major problem. Unfortunately most people do not know what to look for. Many of the vehicles that find their way to Coachmaster started because of a simple wheel alignment, or so the owners thought. The majority...
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How to Detect Flat Tires
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by Don Stec, JUNE 30, 2017



Modern vehicles handle very well. So it is understandable when some people tell us they did not notice one tire was flat and drove several miles on the flat, destroying the tire. The first time I had heard this I thought the driver was just not very aware of the vehicle’s handling. The driver swore the vehicle handled so well the...
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How to Describe Car Problems with Sounds
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by Don Stec, JUNE 7, 2017



Several years ago I did a radio commercial about a woman who gave the following description of her car problem, she said. “My car makes a loud scream like noise when I accelerate, then I hear a loud ka-plunk and the warble starts. Can you help me?” The words you are using are not typical automotive descriptive words. Could you describe...
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Common Questions & Answers about Vehicle Repairs
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by Don Stec, MAY 29, 2017



Question: I heard you on the radio talking about the car that was test driven eight times after being repaired at another place and the vehicle still was not correct. There must have been some time that passed after the repair. How did you get the Insurance Company to pay for the repair when they already paid once before and a...
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How to Repair Aluminum Boat Hulls
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by Don Stec, MAY 16, 2017



Today there is a lot of talk in the trade magazines about aluminum and how difficult it is to repair. It is different from steel, but it can be repaired with the proper training and equipment. What is much more uncommon is straightening aluminum sheet panels. Most boat owners when getting damage estimates have told me it was recommended to...
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Jack and Jill had a collision…
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by Don Stec, APRIL 25, 2017



I’ll call them “Jack & Jill”; they were the cutest young couple. I would guess they were about 20 years old, plus or minus. They were recently married and had just started to make a life together. Unfortunately one of their first lessons was to experience a motor vehicle collision…leading to a life style completely different than they had planned. They...
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