The Auto Guys

BOB’S BLOG

I’m Bob Ward, owner of the Auto Guys. Come for a journey inside my head and explore automotive topics of interest.

Why Do They Call it a Dashboard? (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Ever wonder where they came up with the term “dashboard” for that part of your vehicle that sits behind the steering wheel? That name began back before cars were even…

TSB, not USB

You probably know that USB is a computer term (it stands for Universal Serial Bus). But do you know what a TSB is? You should, because it could be important…

Choosing the Right Washer Fluid

During the colder weather months, drivers find themselves using more windshield washer fluid. Street surfaces are generally sloppier and can kick up snow, salt, mud and grime that require washer…

A Pan You Don’t Cook In (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You probably have a cabinet in your kitchen filled with pots and pans.  Your vehicle has one very important pan in it as well.  It’s the pan that holds oil…

Emergency Shopping (Vehicle Emergency Items)

“Emergency Shopping” is not to be confused with a “Shopping Emergency.”  This one is encouraging you to go shopping for a few items that could help you out if you…

Has Mat? Hazmat

In the sloppy weather months, many drivers rely on protective mats to keep moisture, grime, ice, and snow from making a mess of a vehicle’s interior.  But if your vehicle…

How Long Will My Brakes Last? (Brake Maintenance)

If you feel a slight shudder or vibration coming through your brake pedal when you stop, it could be a sign you need some brake work done. That gets you…

Are You Going Nuts? (Lug Nut Replacement)

If your vehicle has a few years on it, you’ve no doubt had your tires rotated a few times. That means, of course, that a technician has loosened the lug…