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In the Garage with CarParts.com is your primary source for automotive content that can help you extend the service life of your vehicle and make more informed decisions as a car owner. We’re also dedicated to bringing DIYers and devoted car enthusiasts up to date with topical automotive news and lifestyle content.

About our Editorial Team of Experts

In the Garage’s content is created by a passionate team of certified automotive experts, technical writers, industry insiders, and other experienced contributors from the car community.

Each piece of technical, how-to content is either written by an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified automobile technician or written by a qualified writer, and then thoroughly reviewed or fact-checked by a certified technician.

To learn more about how we protect our readers, you can read more about our thorough editorial process.

Our ASE-certified Experts

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Mia Bevacqua, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician Chief Mechanic and Technical Writer at CarParts.com

Mia Bevacqua has over 14 years of experience in the auto industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. Her knowledge has been applied to automotive software engineering, mechanical failure analysis inspections and, of course, writing. Instead of high-end cars, Mia prefers fixer-upper oddballs, like her 1987 Cavalier Z-24 and 1998 Astro Van AWD. Her dream car is a Citation X11.

Credentials:

  • ASE Master Automobile Technician, Medium/Heavy Truck, L1, L2, and L3 Advanced Level Specialist certification

  • 15 years of industry experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Automotive Systems

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Mitchell Dyche, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, SFI Certified Safety Inspector Community Driver Automotive Specialist at CarParts.com

Mitchell Dyche has a diverse history of working in the automotive industry. He’s also involved in professional motorsports, mainly as a crew chief, and oversees data acquisition and driver/chassis development. He races with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), with several podiums and one track record.

Credentials:

  • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

  • SFI Certified Safety Inspector

  • Automotive community affiliation: National Auto Sport Association

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William Guzenski, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician Contact Center Manager and Technical Reviewer at CarParts.com

William “Bill” Guzenski has produced hundreds of how-to videos for the automotive community. When not working in the Contact Center in Grand Prairie, Texas for CarParts.com, he’s attending race events and car shows throughout the country. He also loves to travel in his 40-foot motorhome, exploring abandoned mines and ghost towns. He’s currently building another car for Bonneville Salt Flats and will be campaigning a drag car at several events.

Credentials:

  • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

  • Automotive community affiliation: Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

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Richard McCuistian, ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician Technical Reviewer at CarParts.com

Richard McCuistian has worked for nearly 50 years in the automotive field as a professional technician, an instructor, and a freelance automotive writer for Motor Age, ACtion magazine, Power Stroke Registry, and others. He has developed training courses and written or edited training material for companies in the U.S. Canada, and the Netherlands, and even Bulgaria. He maintained an “ask a mechanic” website for 10 years answering questions emailed to him from all over the world. Richard has an instructional automotive YouTube channel “McCuistian” with 13,500 subscribers and over 1,300 videos.

Credentials:

  • ASE Certified for more than 30 years in 10 categories, including L1 Advanced Engine Performance and Light Vehicle Diesel.

  • Professional Mechanic/Technician for 25 years

  • Spent 5 years in fleet maintenance, 20 years in independent shops and dealerships.

  • Senior Contributing Editor at Motor Age Magazine. He has won two International Automotive Media Awards for technical articles published in trade magazines.

  • Has attended automotive training from OEMs including GM, Volkswagen, Mazda, Renault, Jeep, Chrysler, as well as additional training at events like KC Vision and MACS (Mobile Air Climate Systems Association).

Contributors from the Automotive Community

Brian Jones
Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Currently, he lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Dallas, TX. He spends his time dreaming about pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports. He works with numerous dealerships around the country as a consultant. In his spare time, Brian likes to visit new places and hopes to travel the world.

Jacqui Fauni
Jacqui Fauni is a contributing writer and editor for In the Garage, specializing in features, guides, and both product and lifestyle content. With over 10 years of experience in copywriting—five of which have been in the automotive industry—and a BA in English and Psychology from UC Berkeley, Jacqui is passionate about community-building and helping to make parts knowledge and the automotive space as a whole more accessible to everyday drivers. As an old soul, she’d pick cruising down the coast in a classic car over a day at the track anytime.

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Our team of experts is also ready to answer your questions and give you sound advice about your vehicle whenever possible.

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