WHAT THE HECK IS A…Tie Rod?

To know what the heck a tie rod IS, we must first explore what the heck a tie rod IS NOT. A tie rod is not:  A special rack in a closet used only for hanging neckties Something a superhero with super strength can do The mechanism that connects train cars to each other A-Rod’s

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Clutch?

To know what the heck a clutch IS, we must first explore what the heck a clutch IS NOT. A clutch (as it pertains to vehicles) is not:  The thing that cats do when they start to fall off something A tiny, strapless purse The new word all the cool teen girls are saying A

Delay Until Monday

Ladies, gentlemen, canines, and felines, I’ll be out of the office tomorrow through Sunday. HOWEVER, I will be back bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Monday. I know you wait on the edge of your seats until the next blog post. I am confident that you can make it until Monday!   Good luck, and fly like the

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Water Pump? 

To know what the heck a water pump IS, we must first explore what the heck a water pump IS NOT. A water pump is not: A type of shoe prominent in the 1990s Aquaman’s favorite energy drink A wet handshake-like gesture An organ inside a camel’s hump(s) So…what the heck is it then? A

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Timing Belt?

To know what the heck a timing belt IS, we must first explore what the heck a timing belt IS NOT. A timing belt is not: Fancy spaghetti A note sung loudly for an undetermined amount of time The thing in an airport that delivers your luggage at baggage claim A fashion accessory that simultaneously

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Caliper?

To know what the heck a caliper IS, we must first explore what the heck a caliper IS NOT. A caliper is not: An insect that spins a cocoon and undergoes metamorphosis to turn into a butterfly A purring orange cat The phrase that a lumberjack yells out when a tree is about to fall

WHAT THE HECK IS…Camber?

To know what the heck camber IS, we must first explore what the heck it IS NOT. Camber is not: A cold piece of filming technology Casper the Friendly Ghost’s twin brother The chemical reaction that happens when you put Mentos in Diet Coke A dissolving tablet that is designed to shorten the length of

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Catalytic Converter?

To know what the heck a catalytic converter IS, we must first explore what the heck a catalytic converter IS NOT. A catalytic converter is not: An experimental tool only used at NASA A musical instrument that converts cat meows into beautiful melodies The thing that Doc Brown uses in the Back to The Future series

One Hundred Degrees of Separation

I’d like you to close your eyes and go on a journey with me. *cue harp music* Well, I guess you can’t actually close your eyes AND go on a journey with me, because you can’t read with your eyes closed…*a record scratches and the harp music stops* Take 2: I’d like you to pretend

Forever Young: An Interview

The average lifespan of a vehicle has grown in recent years. 100,000 miles used to mean it was time to start looking for another vehicle. Now, because of new technologies and an increase in quality of materials, vehicles are lasting an average of up to 150-160,000 miles. However, there are some vehicles that have been