I’m a retired ASE Master Auto Technician but I stay current on the latest auto repair issues. Alex Steil is an Associate Editors and writes on auto topics of interest to teen drivers and first-time car owners. Anne Obst is an Associate Editor and photo journalist. Anne writes on consumer topics.
RicksFreeAutoRepairAdvice.com started over 13 years ago and contains over 3,600 articles covering repair tips, new automotive products, and tools, a layperson’s review of recent service bulletins, wiring diagrams, How-to-buy advice and updates on the latest automotive technologies.
Repair information disclaimer: Since five different auto technicians can give you ten different opinions about any auto repair, consider this entire blog as simply my opinion. Always go with the advice of your trusted auto mechanic.
Product and Tool review disclaimer: I only show the tools I like. Where a manufacturer has provided free samples of their product, I’ll disclose that in the post. I will never write a post on a product I don’t believe in and I won’t show a buying link on a product I’ve gotten for free. That way you’ll know that I’m not profiting by writing a favorable review.
Where I show a buying link to Amazon, you should know that I make a commission on those sales. That’s what pays for the operational costs of this site. But I use those links sparingly and I’m not getting rich off the commissions. You’ll also see lots of ads as you browse the site. The revenue from those adds also contributes to the high cost of running this site.
Somebody has to pay the light bills around here and you’re getting the information for free with no bait and switch tactics. So no complaining.