Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brian’s our man


Brian Smallman, who runs University Auto Center at 1116 E. Johnson Ave. in Jonesboro, is our new go-to guy for non-warranty car problems.

The Honda dealership wanted to pull the fuel tank from her 2012 Honda Fit and drain it to deal with water in the tank. And they figured it would cost more than $500, since water in the gas isn’t covered by the warranty.

Brian used the car’s own fuel pump to draw out the water, then threw in a couple of cans of HEET additive to deal with any residual moisture. His charge? $54 and change. And not pulling the fuel tank avoided doing things that might have voided the warranty.

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