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Kurgo Door Guard Product ReviewA little over a year ago I bought some Kurgo Pet Door Guards for my truck and they worked wonderfully. You slip the plastic tabs down between the window and the guide foam, and presto, your dogs were no longer able to scratch up your vehicle door interior.

Now if there’s one thing to be said about Kurgo, they stand behind their product.

After about a year’s use, one of my door guards had tabs that were starting to crack and break. When I contacted Kurgo about this, they sent me replacements promptly, just as their implied warranty suggests.

As much as I appreciate the expedient service, these newer door guards had thinner, shorter window tabs. In what I presume to be some form of cost-saving measure turned out to be bad.  Very bad.

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Precision Automotive in Palo Alto

This consumer service review comes about from an extremely excellent experience I’ve had with an automotive shop called Precision Automotive Service Inc.  Check out my experience.

I had just received word from a Bay Area CheckBook highly rated automotive mechanic on El Camino Real in Menlo Park that my #6 engine cylinder had coolant in it and that I would need to replace my head gasket, get my engine head cover re-machined and a few other this’s and thats that would cost me close to $2500.  Having been exposed to the mechanic’s world when I worked for Honda some years back, it seemed fishy with all the work that this highly rated mechanic shop wanted to do, so using the Bay Area Checkbook website, I found myself a 2nd opinion.  That second opinion came from

Precision Automotive Service located at
439 Lambert Avenue; Palo Alto, CA; 94306-2220;
(650) 493-7877.

Precision Automotive found fluid, but in the No. 1, not 6 cylinder.  They also took note that my 10-year-old spark plugs were badly worn down from the years and a few plug wires on my truck were also worn down from wear and tear.

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Bravo to Rain-X Windshield Wipers [Consumer]

December 13, 2009

A few years back I had purchased some windshield wipers from Wallmart.  They gave me an ‘eh’ feeling.  They weren’t perfect but they got the job done.  It was a stress purchase that day. They gave up the ghost pretty easily.  The left one on my wifes car started to streak so badly that you […]

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