Jean-Claude Landry

Jean-Claude is the editor of TheMechanicDoctor.com and has been a certified auto mechanic for the last 15 years, working for various car dealers and specialized repair shops. He turned towards blogging about cars and EVs in the hope of helping and inspiring the next generation of automotive technicians. He also loves cats, Johnny Cash and Subarus.

Valve Cover Gaskets: Everything You Need To Know

Valve cover gasket

With all the recent innovations in automotive technology, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the new features manufacturers add to engines every year. However, some important parts stayed mostly the same for the last couple of decades. The valve cover gasket is one of them. The fact that …

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13 Best Tips for Driving in Winter

Multiple cars stuck in a traffic jam in the winter

Winter is the most challenging season for car drivers. Weather conditions keep changing and the risks associated with winter driving increase pretty quickly. The best way to arrive in one piece at your destination is always to adapt your driving style to the road condition. Being prepared to face various …

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A Guide to Buying the Best Car Battery

Without the battery, modern cars wouldn’t be able to start. Unfortunately, batteries are not always reliable and are one of the most frequently replaced parts on cars. Whenever your battery fails and needs to be replaced, there are many different battery choices available to you. To help you choose the …

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The Top 15 Most Frequently Replaced Auto Parts

Even though major car brands all have their differences, most cars are designed and built using the same fundamental working principles. This also means that most vehicles tend to have the same problems as they age. Yes, different powertrain configurations, special safety features, and brand-specific equipment may bring different car …

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Infographic | How To Read Car Wiring Diagrams For Beginners

Infographic - How to read car wiring diagrams 101

Electrical problems are every mechanic’s bread and butter. Most people don’t know much about automotive electrical wiring diagrams found in repair manuals and how they work or at least not enough to be able to fix the problems themselves. Because of that, car owners have to bring their car to …

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Your Complete List of 2019’s Best Electric Cars

White electric vehicle being charged

The electrification of cars is accelerating at a faster rate every year and with major manufacturers who finally seem to jump on the bandwagon, several new models are expected to be seen on our roads soon. The evolution of car batteries, as well as an adequate charging network, will greatly …

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14 Of The Best Road Trip Cars

Group of friends on a road trip in a red Jeep Wrangler

All seasons are good seasons for a road trip, but the appeal of the road becomes even stronger in the summer. There something enticing and somewhat irresistible about the feeling of freedom associated with driving down the open road with your friends, listening to a specially crafted mixtape filled with …

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How to Read Car Wiring Diagrams for Beginners

electrical wiring diagram

Electrical problems are every car owner’s worst nightmares. So many wires and complicated components to inspect. Luckily for you, automotive wiring diagrams are there to help you speed up the whole process. Obviously, you’ll need to understand the different codes and symbols in order for diagrams to be really helpful. …

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How To Correctly Test An Alternator

A faulty alternator is a common cause of engine problems and often require expensive work to be done by a certified mechanic. If you’re looking to save on your alternator repairs, troubleshooting the problem yourself may be a good idea. Such a task can be performed by almost everyone once …

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