Squeaky Wheel

Ashland Automotive

You know your car needs some work, but you're not sure the work the garage proposes to do is what it needs. 

It's not the first time someone has had doubts about the quality or veracity of automotive work.  What's your car-repair tale of woe? 

We'll share them with Zach Edwards of Ashland Automotive in our monthly "Squeaky Wheel" segment. 

Ashland Automotive

Even if you can change a tire or swap out a car battery, there's a good chance your knowledge of the other stuff inside your car is limited.  That's why we take our cars to somebody else for repair. 

But how do you know for sure that the repair you got was the repair you needed?  Stories abound of technicians doing unnecessary work on vehicles. 

Zach Edwards employs repair technicians at Ashland Automotive.  And in a special edition of The Squeaky Wheel, he shares tips on what to watch for when arranging for work to be done on your car or truck. 

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The smoke from wildfires has made it difficult to catch a clean breath in much of the region for weeks. 

Air quality spiked into the hazardous range, spurring warnings to stay indoors by the air conditioners and filters. 

The quality of air is not just an issue for living things; our vehicles need fresh air to work properly (the internal combustion ones, anyway). 

In this month's edition of "The Squeaky Wheel," Ashland Automotive boss Zach Edwards addresses the issue of engines sucking in dirty air. 

When cars drive themselves, will we all be backseat drivers?  There's something to think about. 

Jokes and philosophy aside, there are many issues yet to be resolved with self-driving cars. 

A simple one: how do they work?  A listener suggested this topic after our last session with mechanic Zach Edwards, the owner of Ashland Automotive

He joins us monthly for a segment we call The Squeaky Wheel. 

Ashland Automotive

Jump in the car, turn the key, and vroom.  It's that simple, most days.

Then there are the OTHER times, when there's no vroom, or a clank-clank to go with it.  Zach Edwards has heard many unusual sounds (and lack of them) in his years fixing cars. 

He's now the owner of Ashland Automotive and our regular guest for a segment called "The Squeaky Wheel." 

This month we talk about a shortage of technicians qualified to work on the cars today. 

Ashland Automotive

Jump in the car, turn the key, and vroom.  It's that simple, most days. 

Then there are the OTHER times, when there's no vroom, or a clank-clank to go with it. 

Zach Edwards has heard many unusual sounds (and lack of them) in his years fixing cars.  He's now the owner of Ashland Automotive and our regular guest for a segment called "The Squeaky Wheel." 

Maybe the recent hot spell snuck up on you.  Did you turn on the car air conditioner, only to find it blowing warm air on you? 

'Tis the season to find out if your vehicle is ready to keep you cool on longer drives. 

We focus on air conditioning maintenance in "The Squeaky Wheel," our monthly visit with Zach Edwards of Ashland Automotive

Ashland Automotive

You know the catalytic converter does SOMETHING to your car's exhaust to make it less noxious to the atmosphere.  But do you know much beyond that?  And are you aware of the things you can do to keep it working correctly? 

Zach Edwards does.  He's the boss at Ashland Automotive, and our monthly guest for a segment we call The Squeaky Wheel. 

We get into the guts of the catalytic converter and what it takes to keep it converting. 

The Squeaky Wheel: Starting And Charging

Mar 3, 2017
Ashland Automotive

What ails your car?  Zach Edwards can't fix it over the phone, but he can certainly try to diagnose the problem. 

Zach is the proprietor of Ashland Automotive, and our monthly visitor for a segment we call The Squeaky Wheel.

This month we focus on those unwelcome moments when we turn the key and very little happens; we talk about starting and charging systems. 

Grab a phone and call in about the clinks and clanks of your ride. 

Taking Care Of "The Squeaky Wheel"

Feb 3, 2017
Ashland Automotive

What ails your car?  Zach Edwards can't fix a car over the phone, but he can certainly try to diagnose the problem. 

This month we focus on how to decide if you should sell or fix an ailing car.

Zach is the proprietor of Ashland Automotive, and our monthly visitor for a segment we call The Squeaky Wheel.

Talking About Cars: "The Squeaky Wheel"

Jan 6, 2017
Ashland Automotive

The recent onslaught of winter weather probably taught a few of us things we did not know about our cars. 

Like how well or poorly we got them ready for winter driving conditions. 

Zach Edwards knows cars and their care very well; that's why we invite him back on a regular basis for a car-talk segment we call "The Squeaky Wheel."