Autoline Garage – Headlight Design

August 29th, 2013 at 8:01pm

Sean McElroy on the Autoline Daily staff is a ASE certified mechanic. Like all mechanics he has some pet peeves about the way cars are designed. And that’s why we’re launching a new segment called the Autoline Garage, to provide real-world feedback to all you design engineers. Right now Sean is sweating his butt off back in the garage just trying to change some light bulbs in headlamps.

2 Comments to “Autoline Garage – Headlight Design”

  1. Fritz Kocher Says:

    Glad you started this segment. I thought I was the only person who thought these kinds these kinds of design flaws needed to be addressed. I thought there was some unspoken rule I had missed. Hope you cover dashboard items that need to be replaced and only full removal of the whole dash will do it.

  2. Tony Alderton Says:

    Nice story.

    I thought I’m mention my 2011 VW Golf TDI with DSG transmission. I’m taking it in tomorrow to get the DSG fluid and filter changed. It’s supposed to be done at 60,000 km intervals and as part of the regular inspection. But, as the cost is so expensive the break it out as a separate job. What do they want to do this job? Normally $475 CDN but they have a “Special” price of $375 CDN.

    What kind of bad design requires this much work to change fluid and filter?!?!