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If your last trip to the automotive repair shop left you feeling baffled and fleeced, then Car Care for the Clueless is your go to radio destination. With more than 18 years in the business, ACE Certified Technician, Pam Oakes will help you learn to communicate with the folks who are actually working on your car. Light hearted and fun, the is not Car Talk delving into specific automotive car care issues rather providing you with the tools to interface with the professionals you rely on. Finally there are answers to your questions, find them all here on Car Care for the Clueless!

Car Care for the Clueless - Pam Oake‪s‬ Pam Oakes

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If your last trip to the automotive repair shop left you feeling baffled and fleeced, then Car Care for the Clueless is your go to radio destination. With more than 18 years in the business, ACE Certified Technician, Pam Oakes will help you learn to communicate with the folks who are actually working on your car. Light hearted and fun, the is not Car Talk delving into specific automotive car care issues rather providing you with the tools to interface with the professionals you rely on. Finally there are answers to your questions, find them all here on Car Care for the Clueless!

    What Every Car Owner Should Know

    What Every Car Owner Should Know

    Pam Oakes, ASE Automotive Professional is back with a brand new episode of Car Care for The Clueless.    You'll hear the top 10 tips for car owners, what's happening with the Ford recal and other car care and safety news.  You won't want to miss this re-launch episode and tap into Pam's insights and opinions on car care!

    • 19 min
    Car Care for the Clueless – Saving Money at the Repair Shop

    Car Care for the Clueless – Saving Money at the Repair Shop

    On this week’s episode of “Car Care for the Clueless” host Pam Oakes teams up with Peter Sudak – our gadget guru – for a lesson on how to have your car repaired, properly. The two, ASE-certified technicians tell listeners how to avoid the extra charges and maintenance that some shops try to sell their customers. Also on this episode: Email question of the week and poll results for this week’s www.carcarefortheclueless.com forum.

    Tune in and learn!

    And coming to a bookstore near you: Pam’s second car care book is scheduled for release next week! “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101” will be available on line at the www.carcarefortheclueless.com site, Amazon books and at a bookstore in your neighborhood. Pam is not only an ASE-certified technician, but has her auto dealer license as well. She has seen a lot and passes this knowledge to the consumer.

    • 26 min
    Car Care for the Clueless – Protecting your tire investment

    Car Care for the Clueless – Protecting your tire investment

    On this week's episode of Car Care for the Clueless, host Pam Oakes discusses how to protect your vehicle's tires by having a proper alignment. Jerry Oakes, 45-year-plus automotive tech and Pam's dad, talks about why your alignment is so important to you and your vehicle.



    This week's Cheap Car Care tip concentrates on a quick fix for your headlights. Remember: It is important to see and be seen. This cheap fix is worth 30 minutes of your time.



    Our email question of the week, Ted from Oklahoma, inquires about his fuel (gas) cap. Pam explains how easy it is to take care of this simple object that can create false, horrible issues if not maintained.



    Our Tire Tip of the week compliments Pam and Jerry's conversation regarding alignments and how you, too, can keep track of your tires.



    Peter Sudak, our gadget guru, is back with a winter-oriented object. This week's gadget makes you and your passengers' commute a little more comfortable.



    This week's Automotive History Lesson talks about disc brakes and how important they are to you and your vehicle's braking ability.



    If you, too, want to be a more informed car owner, get Pam's book at carcarefortheclueless.com or on Pam's shop web site, pamsmotorcity.net



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    • 28 min
    Car Care for the Clueless – Save gas, save money

    Car Care for the Clueless – Save gas, save money

    ASE-certified tech and radio host Pam Oakes tells listeners how to save fuel and turn it into “found” monies in your wallet this week on Car Care for the Clueless. Our own “gadget guru” Peter Sudak is in studio along with Pam telling car consumers what type of fuel is the best for their vehicle and their bank account, along with when to winterize your vehicle to basic maintenance. Tune in and learn!

    Remember: It’s all about your vehicle and keeping money in your wallet.

    If you have an automotive question that you would like Pam to answer, don’t hesitate to email her at:carcare4clueless@aol.com.

    And, if you would like to know more about your vehicle, click onto Pam’s website www.carcarefortheclueless.com for a copy of her book “Car Care for the Clueless (or How You Can ‘Make Money’ While Maintaining Your Vehicle)”. This October, look for a new car care forum on that site, as well. Also, visit her shop’s site at www.pamsmotorcity.net Look for Pam’s latest book coming to a store near you: “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101”. Not only is Pam an ASE-certified technician, but she has an auto dealer’s license too. Learn from Pam’s experiences at the auto auctions and teach you how to purchase the right vehicle – at the best price!

    Last but not least – check out the latest automotive reality show www.car-ershow.com Episode three is launched: “A kick in the Asp”! Meanwhile “Saving Grace” and “Punked and Junked” are streaming on a computer near you.

    • 25 min
    Car Care for the Clueless – Holiday car care, safety tips

    Car Care for the Clueless – Holiday car care, safety tips

    This week on Car Care for the Clueless, host Pam Oakes discusses keeping you and your vehicle safe this holiday season. It’s that time of year when we are preoccupied with gifts, shopping and decorations. And with all this busyness, it leaves us the most vulnerable to criminals. Mary Christifano, from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, gives listeners a pointer or two on how not to be a victim of parking lot crime.

    Peter Sudak, our gadget guru, has another economically priced item to help us “light up” the season. Tune in and find out how you can make your season – and car – brighter.



    If you would like to know more about your vehicle, click onto Pam’s website www.carcarefortheclueless.com for a copy of her book “Car Care for the Clueless (or How You Can ‘Make Money’ While Maintaining Your Vehicle)”. Or, “Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used Car Buying 101. Not only is Pam an ASE-certified technician, but she has an auto dealer’s license too. Learn from Pam’s experiences at the auto auctions and teach you how to purchase the right vehicle – at the best price!

    • 24 min
    Car Care for the Clueless – 120312

    Car Care for the Clueless – 120312

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Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

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Erikt88 ,

Great show!

Love cars and love this show! Very informative. Keep up the great
Work Pam!

Henry's Son ,

Good show, but PLEASE on thing......

Hi, like the show, but please say the word maintenance properly! It has 3 syllables – not two!! It is pronounced: main-te-nence not maint-ence! You mispronounce this word at least 60 times a show – it drives me crazy!!

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