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The Mystery Odor, A Detective Story
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by Don Stec, AUGUST 30, 2017



I received a call from an Insurance Claim Adjuster, he said.  “Don, we have a vandalized vehicle we would like you to look at.  He explained; a smelly liquid was poured inside on the seats and carpet.  We have had the vehicle interior detailed twice and the smell keeps coming back.  We suspect there is something dead inside.  Would you...
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Common Questions & Answers about Vehicle Repairs
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by Don Stec, AUGUST 13, 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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Hot Days, Dangerous Hotter Car Interiors
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by Don Stec, AUGUST 2, 2017



There are many stories in the news today about tragedies that occur when children and pets are left in cars on hot days.  The advice given is very general; “It’s going to be hot today, and the interior of a car could get to 120 degrees, don’t leave children and pets inside the vehicle unattended.”  It seems obvious there has...
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He Tried a Hollywood Stunt
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by Don Stec, JULY 30, 2017



Hollywood; a question was discussed several decades ago on TV and in the newspapers. Does Hollywood influence life or does it reflect life? Obviously it does reflect life in many instances. Documentaries and stories about real people are often reasonably accurate. Some artistic license is taken and mostly acknowledged as acceptable. Lead roll actors are often much better looking people...
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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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