Rob Sturtz

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Recent Activity

Question Asked: broken front motor mount on accord
August 20, 2009, 02:39 PM
My 1997 Accord (automatic transmission) is breaking front motor mounts very frequently. I bought the car with 100k miles on it. Now I have 158k miles on the car and have replaced the front motor mount 2 twice. Yesterday when changing the oil, I saw the motor mount is broken yet again! I replaced it with aftermarket parts before but now I am wondering if the OEM part is much better? Should I also put a polyurethane insert in my new motor mount to keep it from breaking again? Should I pick and auto or manual front mount? Is one stronger than the other? Thanks!
Question Asked: Paint is peeling on the roof?
February 20, 2009, 11:33 AM
Is there anything I can do to deal with the paint peeling off the roof? I know the car is old but I don't want to deal with repainting it. Thanks.
Question Answered: how do you decide who is on your list of mechanics?
February 10, 2011, 09:19 PM
Hi there, We strive to include every shop and dealership. Some businesses do pay for a more prominent location on the page, however they are subject to the same rating and review policies as our unpaid business listings. If you don't see a repair shop or dealership in our directory, please let us know by clicking the button on the left side of the directory so we can add it. Thanks for your question. Rob
Question Answered: my e-mail is
January 06, 2011, 09:59 AM
The RepairPrice Estimator indicates $152 - $270.
Question Answered: why couldn't i find a shop on Repair Pal?
December 27, 2010, 04:20 PM
In the directory section of the site, there is a button on the lower left of the page to notify us about missing shops/dealers. Please include all the details you know about the shop and we'll add it to our database. Thanks for the heads up! Rob
Question Answered: Tech Support for the Website-repairs Estimate link
April 20, 2009, 09:43 AM
Hi Ramesh. When in the estimator ( you should be able to click in the service type box. This will make a popup. Then click on the service/repair you want to get an estimate for. Complete the form and you will get the estimate.
Problem Reported: Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>The front <a href="/brake-rotor" class="ct_glossary tooltip">brake rotors</a> can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using high-quality rotors is highly recommended. The OEM parts are best for brake repairs but some aftermarket rotors can work well. It's always good to ask your mechanic to use rotors they've seen the best results from.&nbsp;</p>
Problem Reported: Bad Engine Mounts May Cause Vibration, Roughness, and Rattle
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.</p>
Car Review: 2007 Ford Mustang
October 28, 2008, 05:32 PM
I drove a Mustang convertible around for a week on my vacation and it was a dog. It was the 6 cylinder model, but I did expect it to have a bit more pickup and handle turns better. It felt like driving a boat. I wish the suspension was tighter.
Car Review: 1997 Honda Accord
August 20, 2008, 09:12 AM
This car is great vehicle. My Accord has been very inexpensive to repair and drives well. The only issues I've had are some bulbs that have gone out in the dash and a check engine light because of a bad oxygen sensor. The faulty 02 sensor is covered by an extended warranty so I don't have to pay for it. If you need an inexpensive, reliable ride, this is it!
Comment: California May Start Taxing Auto Repair
November 12, 2008, 03:28 PM
Given the spotty public transportation in California, I think people will continue driving as their primary way of getting around. Taking care of your car by following the manufacturer's recommended service schedule is probably the best thing anyone can do. This is even more true now since people are likely to hold onto their cars longer. As for the state of the industry, that's really up in the air. The government will not let the US auto industry did. The bailout may end up looking a lot like Chrysler's last bailout in 1980, only much much larger!