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BEWARE! I took my car to this guy  (Norman Heck aka Skip ), because I trusted him. He really seemed to know his stuff, and I thought he was an honest and professional mechanic. He not only scratched my hood so deep that the paint came off (looks like someone put a mechanical component on the top of it and it slid), but he didn t even own up to the responsibility of not connecting the power steering pump to the reservoir correctly! His response to anything is that it was like that before he got it. Along with that, my car was in the shop nearly two weeks. I was told it would only take a few days. He has great rates, but it is NOT worth it. I REGRET TAKING MY VEHICLE TO HIM! It was a HUGE mistake. Do It Yourself Automotive is a joke, and if you don t believe me; take a good look around the shop and at the way things are run. Take your car elsewhere if you don t want any trouble.

Do It Yourself Automotives response to Lucas K. As we all know, You can t please everyone all the time. While some of what Lucas is saying is accurate, he is not telling the whole story. On 7/3/12 Lucas came to us asking us to replace his timing chains and motor mounts on his 2006 Altima. We agreed and I told him we would try to get his car back by Friday the 6th. I ordered his parts from a Nissan Dealership and they arrived the next day. We got the motor out of the car on Thursday the 5th and found a very worn set of Chains, Tensioners and Guides as well as 3 of the four motor mounts.  Friday we started to put his car back together and found that the Dealer had sent us some wrong parts and completely left out another part. This put us in a bind as the parts had to be special ordered and would take a couple of days to get. Being Friday afternoon, the dealer told us that the soonest we could get them was Wednesday afternoon. Throughout this process we were in contact with Lucas making sure he had transportation. He continually said it s no problem, He was using a company car. On Tuesday the 10th he told us he had to give the company car back to a coworker and needed transportation. At that time we rented Lucas a car at no cost to him, until we could complete the repairs on his. On Saturday the 14th we finished his car and he picked it up. He was back in 15 minutes complaining of steering  and transmission issues with the car. He had been in about a week or two prior to the timing chain/motor mount repairs complaining of steering issues. I test drove the car and found no problems. I explained to him that we repaired the timing chains on his car, not the steering or the transmission. Neither of the issues have anything to do with the work we performed. John, Our ASE Certified Master Technician went with him on a test drive to experience these issues and found nothing. John asked Lucas how the engine ran and Lucas responded, Its GREAT! John replied, that s what we fixed.  John also explained to me after the ride that Lucas was driving the car like it was a NASCAR event and actually scared John.  Lucas returned again an hour or so later still complaining of a clicking in the steering wheel which I could not recreate. I explained to Lucas that we would love to look into these issues and repair them at an additional cost. He said he would return in a week or so. On7/19/12 Lucas came to our shop saying his steering was whining. I looked and his reservoir was a little low on fluid so I filled it up at no cost to him. As I was doing this he said he had found a scratch on the hood of his car the day before and accused us of causing it. As I tried to explain the care we took he kept cutting me off and getting louder and eventually yelling. This I admit got me excited and I got angry and told him to leave the property.  This is a Black car. There is no way one could miss the scratches he showed me for 5 days and then just all of a sudden see them. They stood out like a neon sign. We took very good care to make sure that we caused no damage to his vehicle or any other for that matter. The first thing we did when his car came in, was take the hood off the car completely wrap it up and placed it in another part of the shop where it couldn t get damaged. To us it seems he wants to blame us for every problem the car has now.   He was quoted $2230.00 and his final bill came to $2097.84.   Sincerely, DIY Automotive

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    Gain better traction in your employment pursuits by learning a trade known for having reliable job opportunities! Many auto mechanic schools provide training that lets you practice skills directly on the types of cars and trucks you’ll encounter in real repair shops. That means you could make a great impression when you enter the job market.

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    Figures in units.

    Source: Mexican Association of Automotive Industry (AMIA), Secretary of Economy and estimates from Business Monitor International

    3,308

    Figures in USD billions.

    Estimates reflect a composite of Transportation and Machinery Office Statistics, US Department of Commerce (OTM)

    Mexico ranks as the 8th largest vehicle producer in the world, and the automotive sector accounts for 17.6 percent of Mexico s manufacturing sector and 3 percent of its national GDP contribution. There are currently nine manufacturers in Mexico including General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Fiat, Renault, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. This manufacturing base produces 42 brands in 20 manufacturing plants. Nissan and Daimler are considering opening another manufacturing plant in Mexico to increase passenger car production. Nissan, GM, Volkswagen, and Honda plan to increase their production in Mexico. Fiat and Mazda are opening up plants for vehicle production in Mexico.

    Mexico produces more than 2.5 million cars on a yearly basis. 83 percent of its production is devoted to exports and the remaining 17 percent for the domestic market. The National Auto parts Industry Association (INA) reported a significant increase in the auto parts industry from 2011 to 2012 as per estimates.

    In 2011, the Mexican automotive industry experienced a 13.1% percent growth of local vehicle production due to higher demand, domestically as well as in the United States and other markets. The countries that Mexico exports to include: United States (64%); Canada (7%); Latin America (15%); Asia (2%), Europe (10%) and others (1%). Mexican vehicle sales in 2011 increased 10.4% compared with 2010. Market realities have led to new trends in car manufacturing, including smaller car sizes and increased fuel efficiency.

    The aftermarket is expected to increase, as Mexico imposed new duties and requirements on the importation of used vehicles since 2009. As a result, repairing and maintenance of used vehicles will require varied parts. In addition, other opportunities exist for U.S. exporters of spare parts, equipment and new technologies oriented to reduce costs and time. Parts equipment and first and second-tier components from the United States might experience an increase in exports as auto production increases in Mexico.

    The economic outlook for 2012 is conservative. Mr. Oscar Albin Santos, President of the National Auto Parts Industry expressed that the auto parts industry might report a production increase of one percent, an import increase of six percent and auto part export decrease of 4% by the end of 2012.

    Furthermore, Eduardo Solis, Chairman of the Mexican Auto Association, acknowledged that the industry s situation remains linked to the economy and financial environment and forecasts a challenging 2012. To increase the demand in new car sales, the industry and the government will have to work on other strategies to target niches in the domestic market. The industry is currently working with the government to reduce taxes for purchasing a car, trade-in car replacement programs, among others. Despite the slow growth in demand and production, some automotive companies announced large investments in Mexico last year. This is due to Mexico s advantage in low labor costs and recent technological development in the auto industry through design centers. In addition, companies are looking for lower manufacturing and export costs.

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    The greatest opportunities include: spare and replacement parts for gasoline and diesel engines, electrical parts, collision repair parts, gear boxes, drive axles, catalytic converters, and steering wheels. In the first and second-tier supply chain sector, opportunities include: OEM parts and components, precision assembly devices, machined parts, hybrid vehicle components, suspension systems, and pre-assembly components such as small and progressive stampings. Other products in demand include electronic components, specialized tooling, systems that eliminate waste and green technologies such as new combustion systems to reduce gas emission and oil consumption.

    Opportunities

    Despite the economic recovery, lack of financing, high interest rates and competition, the market has become more price-sensitive. In Mexico, 50 percent of new cars are purchased on credit. Because of the credit shortage, new car sales have decreased and many consumers choose to maintain their vehicles for a longer period of time. As a result, President Calderon eliminated the ownership tax imposed to consumers effective Dec 31, 2011, with the exception of luxury vehicles. It is now the option of the Mexican state where the car is purchased to decide whether to charge this tax. Many Mexican states have decided not to charge this tax. This measure should stimulate the domestic market and the purchasing of new vehicles. In addition, OEMs located in Mexico will continue implementing strategic actions such as expanding their manufacturing base and upgrading their brand vehicles with new technologies to make them more efficient and affordable to consumers.

    The large number of used vehicles being driven in Mexico provides opportunities for exports of repair equipment and replacement parts. Effective January 2009, Mexico imposed a 10 percent duty on imports of used vehicles, which was decreased to 3 percent only for the border zone in March 2009. In 2012 used cars 8-10 years old can be imported and in 2013 used cars6-8 years old can be imported. U.S. companies still face some barriers when exporting used cars to Mexico.

    The most significant requirements include having a Certificate of Origin, and the 10 or three percent tariff based on a minimum estimated price, or reference price for the given year, make, and model of the car. Importers of used vehicles must post a guarantee representing any difference in duties and taxes if the declared customs value is less than the established reference price. Effective November 2011, the Mexican government set up a mandatory emission control standard for the import of used vehicles. To avoid red tape, U.S. exporters can attach emission control state certificates from Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico as those states show very strict standards which are compliant with Mexican standard 041. Therefore, U.S. exporters are advised to work closely with their importers and customs brokers to ensure that all specific requirements are met.

    Participation in Mexican automotive trade shows provides excellent opportunities to introduce new products and services in Mexico, after appointing regional distributors.

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    Even with the large amount of automotive information available on the internet, many people still purchase new cars within only a few days of making the decision to buy. This leaves a huge opportunity for a buyer to be sold a car, that he or she may not actually have wanted, rather than making an informed purchase decision to buy a car.

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    State/Territory Specific Information

    Automotive electricians install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as caravans, trailers, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, marine applications and agricultural equipment.

    Automotive electricians may perform the following tasks:

    • work with computer-controlled engine management systems
    • service, identify and repair faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control, automatic transmission, airbags and air conditioning
    • install electrical equipment such as gauges, lighting, alternators and starter motors in vehicles
    • install electrically operated accessories such as radios, heating or demisting equipment, air conditioners, driving lamps and anti-theft systems
    • refer to circuit diagrams, and use meters and test instruments to find electrical faults
    • adjust engine control systems and timing to ensure vehicles are running at peak performance
    • test, recondition and replace faulty alternators, generators, starter motors and related items such as voltage regulators and batteries
    • repair or replace faulty ignition, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches
    • use hand tools, specialised electrical tools, instruments and machines, including drills, grinders, presses and lathes
    • solder or weld when repairing electrical parts
    • sell and install electrical parts and accessories
    • install, repair and service air conditioning systems.

    Automotive electricians are usually required to wear protective clothing. They may have contact with customers.

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    • enjoy practical and manual activities
    • good eyesight and normal colour vision
    • good hand-eye coordination
    • able to approach work in a systematic and thorough way
    • able to keep up to date with technological changes
    • aptitude for technical activities.

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    Job Description for Automotive Electrician

    Most modern cars now depend on intricate electronic systems to control everything from engine timing and fuel intake to the simple act of starting the vehicle. Specialized car mechanics called “automotive electricians” are those who diagnose and repair problems related to automotive electrical systems.

    These technicians use a variety of computerized equipment and analyses to troubleshoot electrical problems and repair affected areas of vehicles, which are usually referred to them by either a general repair technician or service manager. The electrician then puts vehicles through various electronic diagnostic tests to identify the problems. While these issues occasionally present themselves right away, electricians will sometimes have to examine data collections, especially for problems with emissions or interior drive trains.

    Because most modern automobile electrical and computer systems are built in small components, these electricians may isolate the exact parts which have failed and replace them. In issues regarding wiring or timing, they may have more leeway and be able to create more intricate repairs beyond component replacement.

    Automotive electricians may also perform aftermarket modifications and alterations to vehicles, which include installing alarms and security systems, custom stereo wiring, and even some GPS installation. They may also involve ensuring proper connection and safe power-flow for any added electrically-operated components for a vehicle.

    Most automotive electricians choose to specialize in this area early in their careers. Candidates should have some kind of post-secondary school technical training or education, as well as experience as a mechanic or assistant to an experienced electrician. Most employers prefer candidates who have industry-accepted certifications in automobile electrical work. Automotive electricians typically work in auto-shop environments during regular daytime hours.

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    • Evaluate and repair electrical issues.
    • Test and calibrate components and systems.
    • Install electrical components, wiring and systems.
    • Keep accurate records.

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    Canadian government officials are trying to determine whether the Canadian unit of General Motors had delayed the recall of some cars, breaking the law in doing so, after the U.S. fined the parent com.

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    Without a shadow of doubt, the wheels are one of the most striking features of your vehicle. Given this unique characteristic, they can provide the impression of tough performance, luxury as well as comfort to the vehicle’s passengers all at the same time. That’s why it’s really not that surprising that many vehicle owners today make an effort and invest their money on new set of auto wheels to give their ride a more sporty and luxurious look.

    Although wheel replacement is an ideal solution to revamp your vehicle’s looks, it’s not the cheapest way to achieve this goal. Aftermarket Wheel Covers can give you almost the same effect without making you shell out extra cash. However, if you also want to improve the performance and drivability of your rig, employing a new set of Wheels can do the job. But to make sure that you’ll get the right components that would match your vehicle and your own driving style, you should also pay attention to the wheel’s dimension, type, and materials used for its construction.

    Just like cars, the Wheels come in different styles, on-road and off-road capabilities. And to make sure that you’ll get the parts that would suit your needs, you must take every detail into consideration. The wheel can fall under two basic categories: the stamped sheet metal and machine casting. A cast alloy wheel like an aluminum wheel is made lighter, more rigid, and relatively more expensive than the stamped sheet metal wheel. As for the steel wheel, it’s the most commonly used wheel because it’s adequate for different functions. Aside from this, the simple fact that it’s mass produced, making it cheaper than any other type of wheel. However, when it comes to performance, an alloy wheel holds the advantage as it significantly reduces the amount of unsprung weight of the automobile. Additionally, it’s also capable of dissipating heat effectively, allowing it to withstand high tire and brake temperatures.

    Ideally, the width of the wheel should be the same as the tire’s tread. This is to make sure that it can produce vertical tire sidewalls for excellent tire support and extended tread life. So in wheel replacement, it’s always a big mistake to replace the stock wheel with a smaller diameter wheel. Lastly, proper offset, which is the distance between the wheel’s mounting surface to the car and the center of the rim, is also an important consideration in buying a wheel.

    Have you been thinking of restyling your car lately? Why not replace your wheels and make your car look sportier while you enhance your vehicle’s handling and ride quality. Here at Parts Train, you can get top-notch replacement Wheels in affordable rates. Plus, we also offer other wheel accessories that you can employ to replace your vehicle’s washed-up OEM Wheel Covers. You can easily place your order here at our site any time of the day.

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    Chrysler Parts & Accessories

    Not everyone can afford high-end cars that are marked with staggering price tags. Leave the million-dollar limousines and luxury brands to the rich and famous. Once a vehicle crosses a certain thousand-dollar mark, it is already tagged as impractical and pricey–two words that can be deadly to the sales of a company. But of course everyone wants to have at least one efficient car that can cater to their everyday driving needs and errands. So, the quest for that “affordable luxury” never ends. That is, until Chrysler came along. Simply put, the brand is for the middle class–not those unreachable executives in top corporations, but not exactly those who are subsisting on foodstamps either. The company made sure the vehicles were priced moderately and fits the budget of the simple American who wants to experience a bit of luxury. Automotive retailers even offer Chrysler parts at affordable costs.

    Even though it was not completely considered as a luxury vehicle, the brand still left an indelible mark on the automotive industry. It popularized and patented the Chrysler HEMI engine back in the 1950’s, and the technology is still being used by the company until today. Any car enthusiast is familiar with this type of engine because Chrysler’s brand name is very much intertwined and associated with the HEMI technology. The trademark engine was first used in 1951, followed by a series of powerful models from 1964 to 1971, and up until today. HEMI is actually short for hemispherical combustion chamber. This type of chamber has the ability to supply more power to an engine than ordinary ones because it creates more space for larger valves and allows the airflow to smoothly pass through the cylinder head.

    Chrysler became legendary because of this innovation. The first HEMI vehicle was a V8-powered engine which was able to produce around 180 horsepower. It’s definitely way below the standard compared to today’s whopping 300 to 400 HPs, but this was in 1951, and a 180 horsepower was already sort of a miracle. In 1965 though, the company surpassed everyone’s expectations and produced a 426 street HEMI which was able to burst around 426 horsepower. It was the 60’s, and 426 HP was practically unheard of. Thus, this HEMI was used to power a lot of racing cars.

    Today’s HEMI engine heads no longer follow the standard hemispherical chamber designs. Instead, the heads are more complex and are now flatter than its 1950s counterparts. Aside from being power heavy, Chrysler continues to produce fuel efficient engines and even used a Multi-Displacement System on some models to reduce fuel consumption under light loads.

    Chrysler is a proof that even middle class cars can become legends in the automotive world. You also don’t need to have tons of money in order to afford luxury. Parts Train offers Chrysler accessories and parts at prices that will surely fit everyone’s budget. Scan our wide inventory and make a purchase today so you can get the best value for your money.

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    Dodge Models (1910 1919)

    About This Manufacturer

    Dodge started in 1900 as a component supplier for early Detroit automakers, but the ambitious Dodge brothers weren t satisfied to be suppliers. They wanted to build their own cars. In 1914, they produced the Dodge 30, a direct competitor to Ford s Model T that featured an all-steel body (most cars still used wood framing), 12-volt electrical system, and a sliding gear transmission. By 1916.

    Dodge started in 1900 as a component supplier for early Detroit automakers, but the ambitious Dodge brothers weren t satisfied to be suppliers. They wanted to build their own cars. In 1914, they produced the Dodge 30, a direct competitor to Ford s Model T that featured an all-steel body (most cars still used wood framing), 12-volt electrical system, and a sliding gear transmission. By 1916 sales of the 30 had catapulted Dodge into second place behind Ford, just in time for the brothers to sue Henry Ford and force him to buy out his shareholders. The year 1916 also saw Lieutenant George S. Patton use Model 30s to track down Pancho Villa s deputies as part of the U.S. Army s Mexican Expedition, returning with the prisoners bodies tied to the hoods of their Dodges.

    By the end of 1920, however, both brothers were dead. John died of pneumonia while Horace succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver. Their widows promoted Fred Haynes, a long-time employee, to the company presidency where he introduced the Dodge name to light trucks. Unfortunately, the car lineup atrophied, and sales slid to the point that the company was sold to the investment firm of Dillon, Read Co. in 1926. That did not stop the slide. By 1928, Dodge was in the hands of Chrysler Corporation, where it languished between Plymouth and DeSoto through the 1930s.

    Though World War II saw Dodge trucks, led by the famous Power Wagon, move to the fore, it was the combination of exciting styling and a Hemi, Dodge s first-ever V-8, that made Dodge a performance brand in 1953. Just one decade later, the compact Dart was a best seller, the Charger took Dodge to NASCAR s winner s circle, and the Challenger became Dodge s entry in the pony car segment. Unfortunately, stringent safety and emission standards and the first gas crisis ended the fun in the early 1970s.

    The small front-drive Omni carried Dodge through the energy crisis and spawned a pair of Carroll Shelby-tuned variants, the GLH and GLHS. It was followed in the 1980s by the front-drive K-car platform that supported the successful Aries, Caravan minivan, Daytona, 600, Lancer, and Spirit, but it took the V10-powered Viper show car and the subsequent road car to put Dodge back into true world-beater status.

    The cab forward Intrepid and Stratus sedans, spunky Neon compact, and brawny Ram pickup kept Dodge in the game in the 1990s, until the combination of a new Hemi V-8 and sophisticated rear-drive platform put performance front-and-center again with the Magnum, Charger and Challenger. Though the Magnum is no longer, the Charger and Challenger are joined by the Caliber, Avenger, Grand Caravan, Journey, Nitro, Viper, Dakota, and Ram in Dodge s lineup as it struggles along with Chrysler to survive.

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    EDDIE MERCER AUTOMOTIVE – PENSACOLA FL, 32506

    Eddie Mercer Automotive is a dealer that prides itself on offering the best quality used car, van, auto, SUV, or truck for sale in north west Florida and south east Alabama. Drop by our dealership or call ahead if you would like to schedule an appointment. Feel free to compare our prices and quality against any other automobile dealerships in the area. Whether you are planning to buy now or in the future, Eddie Mercer Automotive offers the best selection of used cars, SUV’s, autos, and trucks of any car lot in the area. We offer quality with great prices, and our sales and satisfied customers prove it! Tell your friends to visit us at www.usedcarspensacola.com.

    Whether you are looking for the popular Ford F150 or Chevrolet Silverado, the sporty Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro, chances are you will find just the right car or truck here at Eddie Mercer Automotive. We strive to carry the vehicles that you want like: Jeep Wrangler, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, GMC Sierra, Ford F-250, or how about a Chevrolet Tahoe, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, or Dodge Ram truck. Here at Eddie Mercer Automotive you will also find a nice selection of other great vehicles like Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    From our convenient location at 705 New Warrington Road in Pensacola we serve all of north west Florida including Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Ft Walton, Destin, Milton, Crestview as well as Perdido, We also serve south east Alabama including Mobile and all surrounding areas. We are here to help you find your next great pre-owned vehicle. Stop in today and see for yourself why dealing with us really is a new way to buy vehicles!

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    Looking for a used car or used truck? We can help you find the used car or truck that you are looking to purchase. Simply tell us the vehicle you are looking for, the price you are willing to pay for it, and we will search for it. Our system will distribute your request to a nationwide network of used car dealers, auto pools, car traders and individual sellers that want to sell you a car or truck. We can help you find new, pre-owned, classic, salvage and repairable vehicles. To get started, visit our Car Finder Section.

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    The High-pressure Side

    All automotive air conditioning systems are (nearly) closed loops with a high-pressure side and low-pressure side. We’ll start with the high-pressure side as it leads from the engine to the passenger compartment:

    Compressor: The compressor is a pump driven by a belt attached to the engine’s crankshaft. When the refrigerant is drawn into the compressor, it is in a low-pressure gaseous form. Once the gas is inside the pump, the compressor lives up to its name. The belt drives the pump, which puts the gas under pressure and forces it out to the condenser. Compressors cannot compress liquids, only gasses. You’ll see as we go through the system that there are other parts whose job it is to capture any water that accidentally makes into the AC loop.

    Condenser: The condenser is basically a radiator, and it serves the same purpose as the one in your car: to radiate heat out of the system. The refrigerant enters the condenser as a pressurized gas from the compressor. The process of pressurizing the gas and moving it to the condenser creates heat, but air flowing around the twisting tubes of the condenser cool the refrigerant down until it forms a liquid again. Imagine steam cooling down and condensing back into water, and you’ve got the idea. The liquid refrigerant is now a high-pressure liquid and nearly ready to cool the car.

    Receiver-Dryer: But first, the refrigerant needs to be prepped for the evaporator. As it moves out of the condenser, the liquid goes through a little reservoir installed in the line. This receiver-dryer contains desiccants. small granules that attract water. You’ve seen packets of desiccants in shoeboxes, where they do the same thing: attract water from the air to keep new shoes fresh and ready for your feet. (They’re usually labeled Do not eat. ) In the receiver-dryer, they remove any water that has entered the system. If the water is allowed to remain and possibly form ice crystals, it can damage the air conditioning system.

    That’s enough high-pressure for anyone, so let’s move on to the low-pressure side of the system.

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    If you’re the kind of guy that’s into intense street car racing-type of films, you wouldn’t surely miss watching “Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” Besides the hairpin drifting and death-defying crashes, this film also featured again a Mazda RX-7, which is perfectly customized in this sequel. Although it’s not the main car highlighted in the movie, this devilishly handsome ride stands out among the rest with its high-performance Mazda parts-from its full-powered engine to innovative aerodynamics and fine-tuned suspension system. Aside from its function, this awesome car became popular to car enthusiasts with its sporty car body design-sexy hood, strong front bumpers and sleek pressed wings. And on top of that, it has a pair of “F1 style” side mirrors and other Mazda accessories that complement well with its over-all appealing look.

    But right before this automaker�� turned into a household name in the racing world, Mazda started to establish its credibility by creating its independent racing team in 1967. Known as the “Mazda’s sports center”, this team’s main goal is to make its presence felt through embarking its name in every major motorsports event. Other than that, this rising auto maker also focused on modifying its rotary engine, making it more efficient and dynamic. And on its international debut in 1968, Mazda had proven its worth by possessing the greatest achievement for a first-timer racing team-landing fourth place. From then on, this Japanese automaker had come across the globe to meet the challenges that would test the endurance and performance of its racing cars. Throughout the rest of the automotive world, Mazda was recognized not only as a competitive team but a successful car manufacturer, which continuously develops Mazda accessories and parts that best capture the soul of the sports car.

    So if you’re driving a Mazda, you’ve already the spirit of a champion. What you have to do now to maximize your ride’s potential is by upgrading or replacing its Mazda parts and accessories. And do you know where you can get these high-quality components for your ride? Yes, only here at Parts Train where we offer the leading performance parts and latest accessories at very affordable prices. With our price-match guarantee, we’ll give you the best bargain that no other store can match. Through our user-friendly catalog, you’ll be able to find and order the products you need in a matter of minutes. And right after that, we’ll even send them directly to your house within days. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to dial our customer service hotline. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will gladly assist you in your shopping. We at Parts Train we’ll make sure you’ll have a fun and exciting shopping experience here, so don’t waste your time elsewhere and buy from us today!

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    Mercedes-Benz Models (1900 1909)

    About This Manufacturer

    Mercedes-Benz is the automobile brand of Daimler AG. In the United States, Mercedes has always been positioned as a high-luxury brand with a range of pricey offerings, including sedans, coupes, sports cars, crossovers and SUVs. It s one of just a few makers that have been successful selling diesels in this country, and the current Mercedes diesel offerings are among the world s cleanest.

    Mercedes-Benz is the automobile brand of Daimler AG. In the United States, Mercedes has always been positioned as a high-luxury brand with a range of pricey offerings, including sedans, coupes, sports cars, crossovers and SUVs. It s one of just a few makers that have been successful selling diesels in this country, and the current Mercedes diesel offerings are among the world s cleanest and quietest.

    Mercedes-Benz is the automobile brand of Daimler AG, which is the direct descendant of Daimler Motoren Gessellschaft or DMG. DMG was founded by automotive pioneer Gottlieb Daimler more than 120 years ago, and it built the first car to wear the Mercedes brand name in 1901. The name was mandated by DMG s number one dealer, Emil Jellinek. Jellinek was a Frenchman who named everything Mercedes, including his daughter, his boat, his house and, most famously, Daimler s automobile.

    With solid German engineering and astute business decisions, Mercedes rapidly sprinted to prominent. The brand also charged to the forefront on the race track, recording the first one-two-three victory in grand prix history at the 1914 Lyon, France, race.

    In 1926, Daimler Motoren Gessellschaft merged with rival manufacturer Benz Cie. to form Daimler-Benz, and the Mercedes brand was rechristened Mercedes-Benz. With increased resources, the company set industry benchmarks, introducing the first independent suspension in 1931 and cementing a luxury reputation with cars like the elegant 540K. In the 1950s, Mercedes-Benz amazed the world with the fantastic 300SL sports car. The company dominated sports-car racing and Formula 1 in the early 1950s, but a disaster at Le Mans in 1955 brought a halt to Mercedes-Benz racing.

    From the 1950s through the 1980s, the Mercedes-Benz brand grew in stature. The brand s workmanship was unquestioned, and it frequently landed atop quality surveys. The 190 series, introduced in 1982, gave Mercedes a car that could compete handily with the smaller BMW sedans, and the 300E, which premiered in 1985, was an engineering and styling coup. Later in the decade, Mercedes returned to the race track and won at Le Mans. As the 1980s ended, all was well in Stuttgart.

    Then the Japanese luxury brands Acura, Lexus, and Infiniti landed–just as Mercedes was about to introduce a very large and expensive S-Class. While the new sedan was an excellent car, it was priced well above the competition. Sales suffered, and the brand lost momentum.

    Today, Mercedes-Benz is striving to regain its position with a range of automobiles that generally draw excellent reviews. Its showpiece SLR McLaren Roadster is an amazing sports car, with a carbon-fiber body/chassis unit and over 600 horsepower on tap. But while Mercedes automobiles remain styling and engineering triumphs, the brand has lost the quality-leadership position it once owned–perhaps due to efforts to remain cost competitive with its rivals. But the three-pointed star is still coveted, and Mercedes remains one of the world s most prestigious automotive brands.

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    National Automotive Parts Association

    National Automotive Parts Association Company History

    The National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) is a supplier of replacement parts and equipment for the automotive repair, collision, heavy-duty truck and industrial markets. The company was founded in 1925 – at a time when the need for auto parts was growing fast – and continues to operate as a retailers cooperative, distributing parts to both corporately and independently owned auto parts stores. The NAPA network – denoted by the company s unmistakable yellow and blue logo – consists of 6,000 auto part stores, 69 distribution centers and 13,000 affiliated Napa AutoCare repair shops. NAPA has a vast inventory, with more than 320,000 parts in stock on any given day.

    Products Manufactured by National Automotive Parts Association that Contained Asbestos

    All vehicles, from cars to trucks to forklifts, contain brakes, devices that use friction to bring vehicles to a stop. Generally a brake consists of a brake lining on a metal backing; when we step on the brakes of our cars, that brake lining presses up against a metal disc or drum attached to the wheel to bring the vehicle to a stop. Because this process lets off a great deal of heat, brake linings have to be built to withstand very high temperatures. For much of the 20th century, manufacturers solved this problem by adding asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral with excellent heat-resistant qualities, into their brake linings.

    It wasn t just brake linings, either. Asbestos was used in clutch linings and transmission parts, as well as numerous products unrelated to automobiles – home repair products, insulation, even cigarettes. In fact, asbestos was considered something of a Godsend to manufacturers for much of the 20th century. The substance was strong, versatile and durable; it was resistant to heat, helped stop the spread of fire, and best of all, it was cheap. What manufacturers didn t know at the time was that asbestos is also deadly: The mineral is comprised of tiny crystalline fibers that, if they become airborne, can easily be inhaled and cause lung diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma. Asbestos products are most hazardous when they age, crack or become brittle, releasing fibers into the air.

    National Automotive Parts Association was one of thousands of companies to manufacture or distribute asbestos-containing automotive products. The following is a list of NAPA products believed to have contained asbestos:

    • Brake linings
    • Clutch linings

    Occupations at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

    Auto mechanics are the people most likely to have been affected by asbestos in NAPA products, especially those who worked during or before the 1970s or who work on vintage automobiles today. Brake repairs are extremely common; many mechanics work on brakes every day, removing and replacing old linings that may have become worn and brittle. This process often involved sanding or grinding down brake parts made of asbestos, releasing even more hazardous asbestos dust into the air. And as anyone who has ever worked on a car knows, it can be difficult to escape dust or fumes when working in a confined space.

    Retail employees who worked in a NAPA-affiliated parts store could also have been exposed to the harmful products, as well as factory workers who assembled the brake and clutch products, and car owners who performed their own maintenance work at home.

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    As of April 2011, the National Automotive Parts Association had been named as a defendant in numerous lawsuits by plaintiffs who say they were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease because of exposure to NAPA parts.

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    Restoration Automotive

    • Help Wanted: Automotive Mechanic / Tech: We looking for an experienced Automotive Technician that has experience with reconditioning and repairing vehicles. Please send us your resume today!

    Job Responsibilities: Perform work specified on maintenance and repair orders with efficiency and in accordance with shop standards. – Diagnose and repair vehicle automotive systems including engine, electrical, steering,suspension, braking, air conditioning, and all other aspects. – Provide labor and time estimates for additional automotive repairs after a thorough vehicle inspection process. – Test vehicles before and after repair. Ability to diagnose drivability problems. – Provide superior customer service at all times.

    Requirements: Minimum of 2-5 years of experience as an automotive technician (automotive mechanic) – Hold a valid driver’s license. – ASE certifications are preferred. – Team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service. – Working knowledge of shop equipment including diagnostic equipment, etc. – Ability to quickly diagnose and assess problems and a positive attitude are a must.

    Location: Grove City.

    Compensation: $12 – $14 Principals only.

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    Please join us for our 2015 Fall Open House & Shop Tour Sunday Novemer 22, 2015 from 10 AM – 3 PM. All Antique, Classic, Specialty Car Enthusiasts and Friends are invited to tour our shop located at 70 South Franklin St. Pottstown, PA 19464. Refreshments will be served throughout the day and our staff will be on hand to answer any of your questions. Click for the Flyer.

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    Pollock Auto Restoration in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is currently seeking to expand our Technical Staff with the addition of an experienced Automotive Restoration Technician. A passion for classic cars is certainly desirable for someone interested in a position here. The ability to get along with others is also very important. We are a people-oriented business and out staff, our customers and our vendors are central to our business. While cars are our passion, it is our people that make it possible for our company to thrive. We seek a self-motivated person and will support and encourage the successful candidate to improve their technical skills because constant improvement is necessary to remain competitive in our business as well as in life.

    The SEMA Action Network (SAN) would like to thank everyone for participating and making Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013 another big success. Without your support and passion, this annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society would not be possible.

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    Free Ground Shipping

    Free FedEx ground shipping on all orders over $100. Free shipping to 48 Continental United States only. Orders under $100 will incur a FedEx ground shipping charge of $9.95.

    $9.95 Per Wheel/$25 Per Tire

    Each wheel will incur a $9.95 per wheel fee and each tire will incur a $25 per tire fee up to $129. You will be charged a maximum of $129 regardless of how many wheels and/or tires you purchase.

    $129 Truck Freight

    Oversized parts will incur a $129 truck freight charge that FedEx cannot provide standard ground shipping on.

    Manufacturers should ship your product within 2-5 days once the order is placed. Shipping will take an additional 5-7 days before the product will arrive at your door.

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    Automotive Window Tinting

    Driving in Southern California means spending a lot of time in the sun as it streams through your car’s glass. Automotive window film ensures your car is as comfortable as possible while adding the enhanced appearance of tinted glass.

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    Join Automotive experts Roger Kwapich, Dan Pietras and Steve Stewart every week for your chance to get some easy to understand, inside tips as to what may be ailing your vehicle. and so much more!

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    While The C.A.R. Show ® originates from the Automotive Capital Of The World. Detroit, Michigan, from the studios of our flagship station, WJR (760am), but it’s not uncommon to hear us from other car events around the country.

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    Vehicles Made in Canada

    The Canadian automotive industry produces light duty vehicles cars, vans, pickup trucks; heavy duty vehicles trucks, transit buses, school buses, military vehicles; and a wide range of parts, components, and systems used in vehicles of this nature. To complement its manufacturing activities, the industry boasts a well-developed vehicle dealer network, plus an aftermarket organization which has grown into a world-class distribution system and service provider.

    The Canadian automotive industry is:

    • Integrated into NAFTA (i.e. Canada, U.S. Mexico)
    • Globally competitive
    • The eighth largest in the world with positive trade balance
    • A major contributor to the Canadian economy, employing over half a million people

    Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF )

    The program has been established to provide $250 million over five years to automotive firms in support of strategic, large-scale research and development projects to build innovative, greener and more fuel efficient vehicles.

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    Many auto parts stores offer free automotive help. Advance Auto Parts offers free diagnostics with the same machine auto repair shops charge for. Not to mention they will actually do the little jobs for you. If you have a dying battery and go to Advance for a replacement, they will change the battery for you free if you do not know how. The same goes for other small jobs such as headlight bulbs and fuses (see Reference 1).

    Auto Zone is another store that offers free services. They will test batteries and alternators to see if they are causing the problem and will also use a diagnostic machine to establish what other problems may exist, according to the company website.

    Often you can ascertain what is ailing your vehicle without ever leaving the house. Many websites allow you to ask auto repair questions online free. Websites such as 2carpros have forums where you can post your car questions and get answers from mechanics and car enthusiasts quickly. Just about any vehicle and any problem can be found on this forum and often a search will reveal your question already asked and answered (see Reference 2).

    Beware of sites that promise free diagnostics but don’t follow through. One such site allows you to submit your auto question for what it claims is free but then redirects you to a site where experts answer questions in exchange for small fees. The fees are usually considerably less expensive than taking your vehicle to a mechanic but are still not the free answers promised.

    Check out your local library for vehicle-specific auto repair manuals such as the ones published by Haynes. These contain a troubleshooting section that details what could be wrong and how to test it for a wide variety of problems. Once you determine the problem, other sections of the book will give you step-by-step instructions that will help you repair the problem yourself. Other books such as Auto Repair for Dummies can provide more generalized help.

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    Automotive Overview

    With Automotix Instant Exchange you can sell your automotive parts and products. After signing up with the system and entering your specialty you’ll start receiving buyer’s queries matching your profile (specialty). You will be able to reply to incoming queries with your quotes offering parts for sale. In addition to manually replying to queries in many situations you may instruct the system to reply automatically on your behalf. This way the buyers will get quotes quicker even when you’re not actively working with Instant Exchange program (the program would run in background on your computer connected to the Internet). Replying with the quote does not guarantee the sale. However, the faster you reply the better the chances are that the buyer will choose your quote and finally buy the part from you.

    Who is qualified to be a seller?

    Managing Specialty Records

    In order to get the right queries from buyers you need to enter and manage specialty records (query filters). Filters define rules to route buyer queries to your computer. With no filters entered you will not receive queries. Filters also help to avoid irrelevant queries – queries for something you don’t sell. To create a new filter you need to select My Specialty from the navigation tree and then click on the “New Filter” button. There are three levels of filters:

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    Automotive Mechanic Education and Training Requirements

    Essential Information

    Sources: * U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Automotive Mechanic Education Requirements

    Some high schools offer adequate training programs, though most mechanics are expected to have completed an associate degree or certificate program in automotive technology training. An associate’s degree is a 2-year program. During this program, the student is often responsible for completing an apprenticeship at a car manufacturer, like a local Ford or GM plant or a local repair shop.

    This apprenticeship is similar to entry-level employment and the student will likely be paid for his or her time at work. Employment is often based on the students’ specific track, which specify which brand of car they’d like to specialize in, as many schools offer differing programs based on car manufacturers. In addition to this apprentice work, students are required to complete courses in math, automotive emissions, engine diagnosis, suspension and steering, and digital devises in computers. Coursework involves hands-on training as well as computer-based work.

    Training Requirements

    While, outside of a school-sponsored apprenticeship there are no training requirements, most entry-level automotive mechanics begin as trainee technicians and acquire their skills by working alongside and assisting experienced mechanics. According to the BLS (www.bls.gov ), it usually takes five years of experience to become fully qualified as a automotive mechanic or service technician. Specialists, like brake specialists or transmission specialists, may require an additional 1-2 years of training.

    Because automotive technology is consistently updated, employers are more and more sending their experience mechanics and technicians to training programs and centers for to remain abreast of current industry trends, including alternative energy engines, green air conditioning systems and electronic fuel injection.

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    Job Description for Automotive Electrician

    Most modern cars now depend on intricate electronic systems to control everything from engine timing and fuel intake to the simple act of starting the vehicle. Specialized car mechanics called “automotive electricians” are those who diagnose and repair problems related to automotive electrical systems.

    These technicians use a variety of computerized equipment and analyses to troubleshoot electrical problems and repair affected areas of vehicles, which are usually referred to them by either a general repair technician or service manager. The electrician then puts vehicles through various electronic diagnostic tests to identify the problems. While these issues occasionally present themselves right away, electricians will sometimes have to examine data collections, especially for problems with emissions or interior drive trains.

    Because most modern automobile electrical and computer systems are built in small components, these electricians may isolate the exact parts which have failed and replace them. In issues regarding wiring or timing, they may have more leeway and be able to create more intricate repairs beyond component replacement.

    Automotive electricians may also perform aftermarket modifications and alterations to vehicles, which include installing alarms and security systems, custom stereo wiring, and even some GPS installation. They may also involve ensuring proper connection and safe power-flow for any added electrically-operated components for a vehicle.

    Most automotive electricians choose to specialize in this area early in their careers. Candidates should have some kind of post-secondary school technical training or education, as well as experience as a mechanic or assistant to an experienced electrician. Most employers prefer candidates who have industry-accepted certifications in automobile electrical work. Automotive electricians typically work in auto-shop environments during regular daytime hours.

    Automotive Electrician Tasks

    • Evaluate and repair electrical issues.
    • Test and calibrate components and systems.
    • Install electrical components, wiring and systems.
    • Keep accurate records.

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    • Engines often take a big beating. That’s partly because they tend to be used in rugged conditions. They may power a chain saw, a go-kart, a leaf blower, or a dirt bike. So they may be exposed to dirt that clogs their air filters and moisture that corrodes their parts. They may be subjected to sudden accelerations or may be kept running at peak power for longer periods than they were designed.

    Points to note

    • Make sure all parts and components are clean prior to assembly.
    • Ensure bearing oil holes line up with oil galleries.
    • For all types of engines it’s very important to put a dab of silicon sealer on each side of the seal where the rear cap meets the metal of the block. If you don’t do this, oil will leak from the rear of the block because there is no gasket here.
    • Have all the torque specifications for the engine on hand.

    Part 2: Step-by-step instruction

    Clean the saddles of the block, and do the same to both sides of all the bearings to make sure there’s no dust or build up from the previous lubricant. Clean the crankshaft itself as well.

  • Install bearings

    Install the main bearings and double check that the oil holes line up with the ones in the block. At the same time, clean the caps and wipe and install the bearings for them as well.

    When the motor starts up for the first time and while it’s running, the crankshaft requires more lubrication than the camshaft. Engine assembly lubricant is better for the camshaft journals and lobes because it is specifically designed to provide the start up and break-in protection that high quality bearings deserve. Make sure you wipe some on the faces of the thrust bearing as well.

  • Install two-piece main seal

    If the engine has a two-piece main seal, Install the upper half before lowering the crankshaft into place. On a neoprene rubber seal, the pointy lip must point towards the inside of the motor. When you press it into place use the plastic protector shim between the seal and the block to keep the rubber back of the seal from being damaged by the sharp edge of the block. For engines with an older type of rope seal, work the rope into the groove of the block and then use a large socket to tap it deeper into the groove. Cut off the excess flush with the block using a razor knife, or just clip it off with some cutting pliers. You can bolt the cap in upside down for some motors to install the rope seal in the rear cap. in either case, put a little oil or assembly lube on the lip or the rope so the seal won’t burn out on start-up.

    For all types of engines it’s very important to put a dab of silicon sealer on each side of the seal where the rear cap meets the metal of the block. If you don’t do this, oil will leak from the rear of the block because there is no gasket here. Spread a little on the tips of neoprene or rope seals as well.

  • Install crankshaft and caps

    Be gentle as you lay the crankshaft in place. Then, lubricate each of the caps and put them in place. Each bolt that goes into the engine needs to have some type of lubricant on it’s threads. The main cap bolts should have some engine oil on the threads to reach the proper torque setting. Make sure the bolts are threaded in a few turns then tap on the caps to seat them.

    If you have rubber rear main seals, remember to use the protector shim on the seal when you put it in the rear main cap, and of course, rubber or rope seals get a bit of oil on the seal itself. The contact surfaces of the cap needs to be clean to seal correctly against the silicone on the block. Before the main cap bolts can be torqued, they should also have some oil put on the cap where the head of the bolt is going to contact it.

    Make sure you have all the torque specifications for your engine readily available. You should be able to find what you need in the correct repair manual.

    Carry out the final torquing of the main caps in three increments. Whatever the torque specification, tighten the bolts first to one third that amount, then two thirds, then again to final specification. If you have four bolt main caps, do the inner bolts first.

    Leave the cap that has the thrust bearing in it to last. When the other caps are correctly tightened, hit the back of the crank with a rubber mallet or hammer on another hammer to line up and seat the thrust bearings. Now go through the three increments to torque the cap with the thrust bearings, inner bolts first if it’s a four bolt cap.

  • Install one-piece main seal

    For a one piece rear main seal, you need access to the rear of the block. This type of engine uses an adaptor that bolts to the block. This way the rear main seal is fitted in after the adaptor is sealed and bolted in place.

    To install the seal, you will probably have to take the block out of the stand so that you have access to the rear area of the block, then lift the engine back onto the stand after installing the seal. You may be able to install the adaptor while it is on the block if you can get it past the engine stand adaptor. Alternatively, you can leave the main seal and install it later.

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    A Consumer’s Guide to Automotive Repair in California

    If you’re like most Californians, you depend on your vehicle. When it needs service or repair, you want the work done quickly, correctly, and at a reasonable cost.

    By following these tips, you can keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure a good working relationship with your auto repair shop.

    This information will also help you understand your rights if you have a problem wth a repair shop. Here’s what the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) recommends:

    1. Read and follow your owner’s manual.
    2. Select a repair shop before you need one, but be sure it is registered with BAR.
    3. Know your rights as a consumer.
    4. Keep this guide in your car and refer to it before taking your car in for service.

    Your Owner’s Manual

    Your owner’s manual explains what your car’s warning indicators mean and what to do if they come on. Paying attention to those indicators can keep small problems from becoming big ones.

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    Remember that simple and inexpensive procedures like oil changes help your car last longer. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule for oil changes and other maintenance, including fluid or flush services, to help prevent serious problems. The service schedule is in your owner’s manual.

    Don’t feel pressured to agree to any service offered by your repair shop. Ask the technician why the service is needed and if it will void any vehicle warranties. If you are still unsure, decline the service until you can do more research. Contact the manufacturer or ask for a second opinion if your owner’s manual doesn’t provide you with an answer. In addition, keep good records of all services done on your vehicle.

    If you don’t have your car owner’s manual, check with your local car dealership or look online for a copy.

    Select a Repair Shop Before You Need One

    Ask family, friends, and co-workers which repair shops they like and why.

    Verify that the shop you are considering is registered with BAR, and check to see if there has been any disciplinary action taken against it. You can verify a license online at, verify a license. or call (800) 952-5210.

    Try out a repair shop with a minor maintenance job, such as an oil change. If you’re happy with the service you receive, you may have found a shop that’s right for you.

    Here are some things to consider when selecting a repair shop:

    BAR Licenses and Registrations

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    • Smog Check, if applicable
    • Lamp and brake inspections, if applicable

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    Welcome to Auto-n-Audio

    Auto-N-Audio is a locally owned business serving the Loganville, Grayson, Monroe, Lawrenceville and Snellville areas. We are located off Highway 78 in Loganville, Georgia, just 30 minutes from Atlanta.

    Our services include both Automotive repairs and Car Stereo equipment and installation — thus the name “Auto-N-Audio!”

    Call us at 770 985 2252.

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    With over twenty-five years of experience, Auto-N-Audio now offers full automative service and repair.

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    • Springs
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    • SUV Truck Tires
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    • Universal Joint
    • Wheel Alignment
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    Underhood

    • Air Conditioning Systems
    • Alternators Starters
    • Belts Hoses
    • Car Batteries
    • Complete Engine Repair
    • Computerized Engine Diagnostics
    • Cooling System Repair Service Electrical Systems
    • Emission Repair
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    On the Car Audio side, we sell and install a full line of stereo components — CD Players, Mobile TV, Satellite Radio, Speakers, Subs and Amplifiers. Our products include:

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    We also build custom Sub Boxes, Kick Panels, Door Panels and Amplifier Tubs in wood, plexiglass and fiberglass.

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    Automotive Technician

    The Automotive Technology program is a two year program designed for students who desire a career in the field of automotive service and repair. CCTEC is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)/National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF) Certified Program. Using the ASE curriculum this program will provide a solid foundation for the graduate who plans to attend college with a major in Automotive Technology or enter the workforce.

    This course focuses on Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, and Electrical Systems. Instruction consists of classroom instruction and shop participation.

    College Credit

    CTE Credit by Exam

    Upon graduation from high school, students can have college credit for their high school course work. The ‘blue’ CTE Credit by Exam application may be obtained from your counselor. Your high school administrator or counselor will verify the student maintained a “B” or better in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) course work, 90% attendance, and a passing score on their Technical Skill Assessment (TSA). Students will turn this form into admissions when they apply to Crowder College. Once the coursework has been approved by Crowder College and the student has complete 12 credits of instruction at Crowder College, the CTE Credit by Exam coursework will be added to the student’s Crowder College transcript. There is a $50 fee for each course.

    Dual Credit

    The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses.

    Requirements include:

    • Student has completed their sophomore year of high school and be 16 years of age
    • Has at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    • Be recommended for admission by a high school counselor
    • See other Student Requirements and Student Expectations on the Crowder College Web Site

    This opportunity will cost the student $60 per credit hour to be paid while the student is enrolled in the high school course. The course work will appear on the student’s Crowder College Transcript once the high school course is finished.

    The following can be earned through CTE Credit by Exam or Dual Credit

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    Automotive Industry Overview

    The US automotive repair and maintenance industry includes about 165,000 locations with total annual revenue of $85 billion, according to Hoovers. The largest companies offering automotive jobs in this sector include Meineke, Midas, Monro Muffler Brake, Precision Auto Care and Safelite Group. The auto service industry is highly fragmented. The 50 largest companies generate less than 10 percent of revenue. Most jobs in automotive service are with independent shops and one of the country’s 45,000 auto dealerships.

    US auto manufacturing is dominated by GM, Ford and Chrysler and increasingly by Asian automakers such as Toyota and Honda. Detroit’s Big Three ring up about $200 billion in annual sales, according to Hoovers. Car dealers bring in about $700 billion at retail.

    Automotive Job Market

    Automotive service technicians and mechanics held more than 720,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly 1.7 million people held jobs at motor vehicle and parts dealers as of June 2012, the BLS reports. A further 153,310 worked in motor vehicle manufacturing as of May 2011.

    Much job growth in the automotive service industry will be concentrated toward the high and low ends of technological expertise. All vehicles need oil changes and brake shoe replacement, so the skills required to perform these low-tech tasks will remain in demand. At the high end, computer diagnostics of engines and other vehicle systems are continuously evolving, so auto technicians with the ability to keep up with these changes should find automotive work. As carmakers strive to make their products safer and more fuel efficient in response to consumer demand and government mandate, automotive engineers should find ample automotive job opportunities.

    New car dealers, having suffered a wave of consolidation through the 2007-2009 recession, are now cautiously increasing headcount, according to an April 2012 IBISWorld report.

    Common automotive careers include auto mechanic, automotive service manager, service writer, automotive sales manager, automotive mechanical engineer, automotive applications engineer and automotive plant manager.

    Automotive Salaries

    Automotive service technicians and mechanics earned mean wages of $38,560 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Average salaries for mechanical engineers working in motor vehicle manufacturing were $95,080. Team assemblers earned an average of $47,570.