Auto Correct Auto Correct is a route to correct your problem with your automobile. Our mechanic on duty will listen to the issue then determine the best way to go about solving your concern. In Mississippi, having your transportation in the shop for repair is an inconvenience few can afford. Calling in to get advice may be a valuable time saver. Discover the best type of specialist to work on your car or realize that this repair is in your wheelhouse. Live broadcasts are heard each Thursday at 10am on MPB Think Radio. Email questions to auto@mpbonline.org
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Auto Correct is a route to correct your problem with your automobile. Our mechanic on duty will listen to the issue then determine the best way to go about solving your concern. In Mississippi, having your transportation in the shop for repair is an inconvenience few can afford. Calling in to get advice may be a valuable time saver. Discover the best type of specialist to work on your car or realize that this repair is in your wheelhouse. Live broadcasts are heard each Thursday at 10am on MPB Think Radio. Email questions to auto@mpbonline.org

Most Recent Episodes

Auto Correct: MDOT 2.0

We've got our friend Mike Flood from M-DOT to answer your questions about Mississippi's highways. Contra-flow, new bridges, cameras on the highways, apps! Info: https://www.mdottraffic.com careers: Mississippi State Personnal Board http://www.mspb.ms.gov/ Home page: https://mdot.ms.gov/ Order paper maps and hurricane guides: http://www.goMDOT.com/maps Recalls for the week: model-year 2013-17 Explorers may experience a seized cross-axis ball problems. Dealers will inspect and replace as needed. Ford will begin notifying owners Aug. 23. Ford also said it's providing a customer satisfaction program for vehicles not sold or registered in corrosion states. If you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 model-year 2020-21 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans and Dodge Challenger coupes. May have windshield installation problems. Dealers will remove and replace for free. Stellantis will begin notifying owners Aug. 27, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. Auto Casey: Dodge Charger Hellcat Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFPhZB1Ph2o&t=0s Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc2F7TIKCvg In the news: You can get a free ride to get your covid shot. Just call 1-866-813-3616 and M-DOT will hook you up with a sweet ride to get you on your way to vaccination safety. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Windshields 2.0

I'm amazed at all the technology in windows now-a-days. From radio antenna, to lane assist – this is NOT your Grandma's glass. But we've got a windshield tech – Mike Harbin from The Righteous Windshield to answer your questions. (Mike's contact info: 601-573-9035) Along with Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm We're going to be at broadcasting live from Southlife Car show at Trustmark Park in Pearl Saturday, July 31st from 11am to noon. Calls: loves carcomplaints.com what vehicle to buy Jeep and windshields how long does a transmission last looking to buy Suggestion: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-reliable-car-list got a bad window hill holder coil packs? Recalls for the week: 2015-16 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras. The roof rail airbag inflator end cap may detach from the inflator, or the inflator sidewall may rupture. A separated inflator end cap or rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components propelling into the cabin, increasing the risk of injury or a crash. To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the left and right-side roof rail airbag modules for free. Chevy and GMC parent automaker GM will send interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk Aug. 16; owners will receive a second notice when a remedy is available. Those with further questions can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782 2017-19 Chevrolet Silverado 2500s and 3500s and GMC Sierra 2500s and 3500s equipped with Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engines and the optional cord. An electrical short circuit may cause a occur in the engine block heater cable or in the terminals that connect the heater cable to the block heater, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will disable the block heater for free. Chevrolet and GMC parent GM will provide free replacement block heaters and cords under a separate customer satisfaction campaign, though for trucks under a previous recall, the heater cord will be replaced and rerouted for free. GM will begin notifying owners Aug. 16, but those with further questions can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 2004-07 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks. A shattered plastic emblem could strike both the driver and occupants in the event of the steering wheel's airbag going off, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will simply replace the airbag module cover for free. Mazda will begin notifying owners Aug. 28, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, option No. 4, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network says it plans to expansion the number of charging stations to include 1,800 fast-charging stations and 10,000 individual chargers to be installed by 2025. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/07/13/electrify-america-chargers-ev-charging-electric-vehicles-cars/7950468002/ Auto Casey: Lincoln Nautilus Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0pREyQDIsU&t=0s Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlsaWrv4fw See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Change Those Filters

If you want to save money on car repairs – preventive maintenance is the way to go. That means replacing your vehicles filters on a timely basis. When and what do you need to replace? We'll learn together. For more information about filters listen to another Auto Correct podcast: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-filters Discussion: types of filters - air, oil, cabin, fuel change to protect your vehicle and save on repairs Calls: additives over filling gas tank cleaning your engine driving near beach more over filling gas tank engine knock window channel maintenance long lasting engine Recalls for the week: Nissan is recalling certain 2020-2021 Titan, Titan XD, and Versa vehicles. The front right and/or left turn signal bulb can crack and fail to illuminate. GM is recalling certain 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave vehicles. During service by dealers, certain vehicles may have received incorrect air bag calibration software that may affect frontal airbag deployment. Nissan is recalling certain 2021 Rogue vehicles. The second-row upper tether wires may have been improperly welded to the seatback frame, preventing a child seat from being securely anchored. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2018 AMG GT vehicles. The bonding between the carbon-fiber driveshaft and the flange may be insufficient, which could result in driveshaft separation. You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: Buc-ee's is set to invest $50 million into its first-ever Mississippi store. The 80,000 square foot business will be located at the exit off Menge Avenue and Interstate 10. The board of supervisors agreed Tuesday to invest an additional $15 million into infrastructure at that location to help support the new Buc-ee's. https://www.wdam.com/2021/07/06/buc-ees-set-invest-50-million-south-mississippi-location/ Auto Casey: Kia Carnival Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94HItMRVto&t=0s Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG5s2_DDM14 Keep up with Allison on social media: https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Diesel

We're happy to have back on the show Charlie Melton, automotive instructor at the Clinton High School Career Complex. He's going to answer questions about diesel engines. How are they different? What maintenance do they need? How long do they last? Recalls: Audi A4, S4, TT Added to List of Takata-Related Inflator Replacements. Dealers will replace the airbag inflator with an alternative one for free. VW will begin notifying owners Aug. 20, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-253-2834. Suspension Issue Prompts Recall for 380,000 Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X SUVs. Dealers will replace the adjustable toe link with a nonadjustable one for free. However, owners are advised to stop and further avoid driving their vehicle if they experience certain malfunction indicator lamp warnings or other issues, such as unusual steering behavior; GM will begin notifying owners Aug. 9, but those with further questions can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Saab at 800-955-9007. 139,000 2020-21 Nissan Sentras Recalled for Bent Tie Rods. Dealers will inspect and replace the bent tie rods, as necessary, for free. Nissan will begin notifying owners Aug. 5, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-867-7669. You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: Toyota tops list of corporate donors to anti-election-certification Republicans in Congress after Capitol insurrection. Whatever you want to make of that information. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/06/28/toyota-election-insurrection-republicans-congress-donationss/5370309001/ Auto Casey: 2021 Chevy Tahoe diesel Short Take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttCxlPDuuaM&t=0s Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZsDemfP774 Calls: diesel myth? emmissions highway fuel memory worth it now? emmissions warning cost of fuel injector problem air filter diesel cost comment injector comment algae in fuel truck to pull a trailer Keep up with Allison: https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Edmunds dot com

In addition to taking regular vehicle repair questions, we've got an expert from Edmunds.com on the show to answer questions about new cars. Recalls for the week: Recall affects the emergency jacks of model-year 2020-22 Encore GX and 2021-22 Trailblazer vehicles. The resolution is pretty clear cut: Dealers will replace the jack for free. Buick and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners July 26, but those with further questions can call the Buick at 800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: Auto Correct had a podcast drop this morning! Michelle, our show engineer, is the host and producer for Next Stop Mississippi heard on MPB think Radio Fridays at 10am. Michelle interviewed Southlife organizer Roddy Merritt last week on her show so I made a little 5 minute Auto Correct bonus podcast since Auto Correct will broadcast live from Southlife at Trustmark Park Saturday July 31st at 11am. We hope everyone comes to the free event and hangs around while we do the show inside the stadium. Auto Casey: Ford F-250 Platinum Tremor Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k49xwohoLmw Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36BhTIEhHc Discussion: spare tires new trucks microchips Calls: ceiling leak oil change fiasco email - transmission drain and fill windshield crack van bucks gas cap reason van bucks? struts, rotators, pads van bucks again See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Next Stop MS with Roddy Merritt

Here's a special podcast for you. Auto Correct's friend Roddy Merrit – organizer of Southlife Car Show – was recently on MPB's Next Stop Mississippi heard Fridays at 10am on MPB Think Radio. Roddy talks about how his event company got started and tells a little bit about Southlife. By the way, Auto Correct will broadcast live Saturday, July 31st at 11am. Allison Walker the lady auto mechanic will be there. We've got some give away goodies so we hope we'll see you to! Southlife at Trustmark Park in Pearl Mississippi July 31st and August 1st 2021. Auto Correct is heard on MPB Think Radio Thursdays at 10am with a replay Saturdays at 11am across Mississippi. We broadcast also on mpbonline dot org and on the MPB Public Media app https://www.mpmcevents.com/about-us M.P.M.C. is an event planning for automotive lifestyle events. We specialize in automotive entertainment by hosting 3 main shows per year, Hangar Hangover, Southlife Car Show, and Lowstyle Expo. ​ In the fall of 2018, founder Roddy Merritt created Lowstyle Expo to help offer something different for the automotive community. Following the success of the show, Roddy would go on to create and host 2 more shows, The Hangar Hangover and Southlife Car Show. Jake and Heather Carlisle came to Roddy to help host Southlife, and the team of 3 created MPMC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Towing

If you drive down the highway, you can't help but notice all the camper trailers and boats that people are pulling. Not to mention the yard maintenance folks who have trailers with their tools. We're going to talk about tow capacity and hitches today. But that's just between your vehicle repair questions. Our expert is The Lady Auto Mechanic, Allison Walker – ASE Certified. https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm Recalls: Buick Envision SUV; Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans, and Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs; Chevrolet Corvette sports car, and Tahoe and Suburban SUVs; and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs. Are being recalled for Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Warning Light. Dealers will update the software in the communications gateway module for free. Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet manufacturer GM will begin notifying owners July 19, but those with further questions can call the Buick at 800-521-7300, Cadillac at 800-333-4223, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: if you need information and referral for local vaccination transportation M-Dot has got a phone number for you: 1-866-813-3616. https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/news_release_view/584 MDOT is supporting free transportation for our citizens to local vaccine locations Auto Casey: Casey Williams reviews the Hyundai Veloster Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4YsFPvQg4Q Long take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcKPb-xO6o&ab_channel=AutoCaseyAutoCasey Discussion: where hitches go and how do they get there how much can you tow how much does your tow weigh safety chains and lights Calls: Uhaul will install check engine light GVWR and GAWR How much sod weighs and Uhaul again! air conditioner trouble more info about GVWR and AC trouble http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-air-conditioning-system Reese hitches https://www.reese-hitches.com/ jeep shutter and shakes tire pressure See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Lessons Learned

We're all going to share some vehicle mistakes today, so we can learn from each other. That's what this show is about – we want to hear what you did or you heard someone do – that you'd like to warn others about – something that messed up your vehicle, a ticket you got, some mistake that was preventable. Allison also will take vehicle questions. https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm Discussions: put oil in car quote of repairs air bag safety stop sign awareness driving in the rain prius battery no spare got spare at junk yard no spare ac trouble Recalls for the week: There are 3 Tesla Recalls Issued for Model 3, Model Y Brakes, Seat Belts - All repairs will be done for free, though in all three cases, Tesla has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. Those with questions can call the automaker at 877-798-3752 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236. Takata Airbag-Related Issue Prompts New 1999-2001 BMW 3 Series Recall. Dealers will replace the inflator with a newly designed inflator for free. Owner-notification letters are expected to be mailed starting July 19, but those with further questions can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236. Fuel Pump Problem cause a Recall for 85,500 Volvo Sedans, Wagons, SUVs- Dealers will replace the fuse for free as a remedy, and Volvo will begin notifying owners Aug. 1. In the meantime, those with questions can call the automaker at 800-458-1552 You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: this is from M-Dot: Flash floods can occur within a few minutes or up to six hours after excessive rainfall. Never drive through a flooded area, as the road bed may be washed away and you may not know how deep the water is. If you encounter a flooded road – TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! Most flood deaths occur at night and when people become trapped in automobiles that stall in areas that are flooded. If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. The rising water may engulf the vehicle and the occupants inside. Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams or creeks during threatening conditions. https://drivesmart.mdot.ms.gov/severe-weather/ Auto Casey: Toyota Venza Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0MYIDpi_M4 Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSjwTtsxoks See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Emmissions

Our topic is emissions from your car. What is it? What should it be? What can you tell from how your exhaust looks or smells about your car? We'll learn together. Allison will also take your other vehicle repair questions. https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm Recalls for the week: Ford Recalls 192,000 model-year 2013-21 Transit Connect Vans for Transmission Issue. To resolve the problem, dealers will replace the under-hood shifter bushing and add a protective cap over the shifter cable bushing for free. Ford will begin notifying owners June 28. If you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 Backup cameras have been a federal mandate on all cars since the 2019 model year. More than 342,000 model-year 2019-21 Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles, are being recalled for cameras that could display a blank image. The MBUX system software will be updated by a dealer, or via an over-the-air update, for free. Mercedes will begin notifying owners July 13, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-367-6372, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app. In the news: Data released recently by the Governors Highway Safety Association for the full year show "the largest-ever annual increase in the pedestrian death rate" since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration established its Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 1975, according to the association. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/05/20/u-s-pedestrian-deaths-2020-hit-gruesome-milestone/5179519001/ Auto Casey: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkG82U00q7o&t=0s Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJntOi4HfRM Calls: changing the oil on a Prius catalytic converter burning out lifespan of catalytic converter email: what tools to have hit a deer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Auto Correct: Gasoline Encore

What's the difference between E10, E15, and E85 gas? From the U.S. Energy Information Administration https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=27&t=10 and Popular Mechanic https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/car-technology/a25135/guide-to-fuel/ All gasoline engine vehicles can use E10. Currently, only flex-fuel and light-duty vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer are approved by the EPA to use E15. Flex-fuel vehicles can use any ethanol-gasoline blends up to E85. Pros • Ethanol helps the fuel meet federal air-pollution regulations. It reduces tailpipe emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, benzene, and fine particulates. • Ethanol contributes to fulfilling the national energy independence goals presented in the 2005 Energy Policy Act and extended under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. • Ethanol is a powerful octane booster—a fuel additive that prevents the fuel charge from preigniting in the cylinder, which leads to engine knocking and poor performance. Cons • With 33 percent less energy content than gasoline, ethanol actually lowers your gas mileage. • Ethanol is known to ruin small engines, especially two-stroke, because of its tendency to separate from the gasoline. • By growing corn for ethanol, farmers reduce the land being used to grow corn for food, raising the consumer price of corn. • Ethanol is highly corrosive, forcing auto manufacturers to use more expensive stainless-steel components. When should you use premium vs. regular gas? From the U.S. Department of Energy https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/octane.shtml If your car manufacturer requests higher octane gasoline - use it! Is your car under recall? https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.