How to Diagnose and Replace a Starter With ChrisFix (video)

ChrisFix over at shows you how to Diagnose and Replace a Starter in your car or truck. He goes over common causes of why your vehicle may not start and how to make replacing a starter easier. He also has a special trick to get your car to possibly start and get you where you need to go to get you home or a shop to replace the starter.

ChrisFix has many video’s which are very helpful for a  mechanic to someone just wanting to understand what is wrong with their vehicle and fix it themselves.


Thanks again Chris for another helpful  video…



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Mother’s Day DIY Homemade Gifts and Poem Idea’s

ID-10064569May 14th we celebrate Mom for Mother’s Day. Here are some great sources you can go to for a DIY homemade, handmade gift made with love…

50 Mother’s Day Crafts That She’ll Treasure from

28 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love from

50 FMake abulous Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make For Under $20 from

19 Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Make from

Let her know how much she is loved and appreciated with a special poem as well, that you can include in a card or gift card with her gift.

HandmadeGiftsMadeEasy has put together a wonderful collection of short Mother’s Day poems you can use to personalize any card or gift card for Mom.

Happy Mother’s Day :}



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Hello Can You Hear Me Phone Scam

There is a scam out there using your voice against you. When you answer your phone the person on the other end says, Can you hear me? Then the reply that comes natural, if you can hear them is, Yes. This simple question and answer is another ploy to outsmart people to get what a scammer wants.

When you answered their question “Yes” they have recorded your voice for later use to get money from you for a purchase you did not make or agree to. The “Yes” they recorded on the phone will be verbal evidence and they demand payment for various things.

Click on the articles below to find out what these scams entail, how to avoid them and what to do if you think have been victimized.

Beware new “can you hear me” scam

‘Can you hear me?’ phone scam on the rise




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How To Super Clean Your Windshield Inside and Out To Sparkle and Shine

Your windshield takes on everything, bugs, mud, snow, grime from the road on the outside but did you know that the inside of your windshield has it own grime going on everyday?

Nighttime driving gives us the best look of how dirty our windshields are. We can clean the outside with the windshield wiper and spray cleaner for a temporary fix but the inside can be a bit more challenging. Ever get into your car and you find yourself wiping down the inside constantly just to see out? Not only is this a safety hazard but annoying.

ChrisFix over at explains why we have a build up on the inside of our windshields and how to super clean both the inside and out and the other windows of the vehicle.

Check out these two videos to make this happen for you..

How to Super Clean the INSIDE of Your Windshield (No Streaks)



How to Super Clean Your Windshield (Outside)



Thanks Chris!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe and a Parade

ID-100314720Start your celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by watching the oldest and largest New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on fifth Avenue, Friday, March 17th. If you can’t be there in person, NBC will broadcast the parade with Bag Pippers, marching bands, traditional dancers and more at 11:00 am ET or you can catch it on live stream here . Did you know that this parade dates back 253 years? The first parade was held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army in 1762. Get more history on the parade.

St. Patrick’s Day would not be complete with out a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, using the stove top, oven or crock pot method. Get a complete dinner menu recipe with the sides Here (The Honey Roasted Carrots are delicious!)

Did you know? Corned Beef and Cabbage is not a traditional dish for St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. It was created in America by Irish immigrants. Read more of that fascinating bit o history here.

Bring in a bit of Ireland to go with your dinner, serve Guinness beer. It has a unique flavor from the malt and you can find it at your local grocery store.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day





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Tips You Need To Know Before Buying a Used Car

ID-100350428From carpooling to hauling heavy equipment, there are many things that go into determining what type of vehicle is best for you. If you travel a lot you would want a vehicle that may be smaller and is good on gas mileage. Taking the kids to school, soccer, piano lessons and running errands, a Minivan or Suv may be suitable for you. Hauling a horse trailer, boat or equipment, you may consider a heavy duty pickup truck.

Before you walk onto a car lot do the following:

Check your budget

Be practical, work out a budget with a set price in mind of what you can afford for a down payment and the payments you will need to make on a monthly basis. Also remember that there will be extra fees that cannot be avoided for the registration, title and insurance on the vehicle. (We issue all of the tags and titles here in the office for the convenience of our customer).

Check your credit history

There are online sites like Equifax, Experian and more that can pull your credit history and you can even get 3-1 reports from Equifax. Bring your credit history with you to the dealership. If you have bad, or no credit, we can still help you.

Know the Value of the vehicle you are considering

There are guides that can help you determine the value of a used car like Kelly Blue Book Used Car Guide, Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide and more. These estimates are based on a vehicle being in good condition and 12,000 miles per year on the vehicle. If the vehicle has a less or better condition and more or less millage, it will make the price vary either way.

At the Car Lot

Once you have figured out the above information, now you are ready to go shopping and pick out your car, truck, minivan etc.

Get the history of the vehicle

Once you have looked over your vehicle, ask for the following:

Maintenance history of the vehicle

Mechanical problems

How many previous owners

Any accidents with this vehicle

How many miles does it have on it

Take a mechanic with you, it is worth your time and any extra money you need to put out for your mechanics time. Take the vehicle of our choice out for a test run and make sure you are comfortable and happy with your choice. Have your mechanic look it over and take it for a test drive to.

Trading in Your Old Vehicle

If you are trading in your old car also research its value through the Used Car Buying Guides and base your price on the condition and millage.

Have questions? Come see us at Chaney’s Used Cars where You can purchase a good dependable vehicle by making monthly, weekly, or bi-weekly payments at the dealership until the cars are paid off.

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How to Fix a Car with No Heat With ChrisFix

id-100357411This time of year you want the heat to work in your vehicle just as in the summer for Florida, we must have air conditioning. Chris over at ChrisFix on has a great video to help you walk step by step for reasons your heating system may not be working and how to fix the problem.




Thanks Chris!

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