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Is That Clunking Noise Just Annoying or Dangerous?
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by Don Stec, AUGUST 2, 2018



he caller said. My car makes a clunking noise. Could you tell me what it is and how much it will cost to repair it? It’s incredible how often we get phone calls from people expecting us to analyze their vehicle problems over the phone. I never want to just blow away the caller with a “you have to bring it...
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His car was only about one year old and he inquired about repainting it. I had never seen a vehicle so dull.  The paint had absolutely no gloss, in fact it was uniformly flat over the entire vehicle.  I asked the usual questions. Do you wash it regularly?  Yes. Have you ever waxed it?  Yes, seven times since I got it, he...
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Insurance fraud is no accident
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by Don Stec, JUNE 1, 2018



I was in my office when I heard loud tapping noises at the front door.  The door is glass and as I looked up I saw a man wearing a neck brace and holding a cane.  He was struggling to open the door. His cane was tapping against the glass each time he pulled the door handle making the noise. He...
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Dutch Oven Pot Roast on the Grille
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by Don Stec, APRIL 29, 2018



I have always enjoyed cooking for myself and friends while on hunting, fishing and camping trips.  I discovered in my early teens that most males at that age do not have the slightest idea of how to camp cook. I did not realize that Beef jerky, dried fruits, nuts and potato chips to most young outdoorsmen seemed the natural makings...
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How to handle an insurance claim
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by Don Stec, APRIL 4, 2018



It is at least a weekly occurrence when a vehicle owner, during the course of getting an Insurance collision estimate, will express concern about an insurance company cheating him on a collision repair by not allowing a complete repair.   After dealing with insurance companies and vehicle owners for over 47 years in the collision repair business, I have formed my...
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Death Valley in Winter
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by Don Stec, FEBRUARY 26, 2018



My Wife Carol and I were invited to join my son Ted and his wife Dawn for a January trip to Death Valley.  I had not given much thought to the temperature at that time of year, but when he told me it should be in the 60 degree range, I couldn’t refuse.  Besides it would give me a good...
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