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Joe Knows: No Heat!

This Joe Knows features a 2006 GMC Envoy with no heat; this is a common problem we see. Shown in the photos is a burnt heat resistor vs. a new one. This resistor controls the blower speed from the blower switch on the dash board. Too often the switch is kept in one position, continual high current passes through and in some cases, and over a period of time melts the resistor and connector. Once the damage is done a 'short' harness and resistor will fix the problem most of the time.

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Joe Knows: Cat and Mouse

Here we have a wiring harness that was eaten back to the cam sensor by a mouse! The vehicle is a 2014 Toyota RV4, the engine is a 4 cylinder. The sensor sits the valve cover nice, high, and flat. The mouse decided to find a warm place during a recent cold winter night and grab a snack. This cause a check engine to appear & cost my customer a few bucks to repair!

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Veterans Day Appreciation & Thanks

We have great pride in our military and veterans and honor them on Veterans Day each November 11th.  Did you know how and why it is on November 11th?  The reason dates back to 1918 and pays homage to the date and time the WW I cease fire went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when a temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars” eventhough the official end of the what we refer to as "The Great War" ended with the Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

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