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How Does an Automatic Transmission Work?

Automatic transmissions are by far the most popular transmissions for vehicles. In fact, automatic transmissions are now so ubiquitous that many people don’t even know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. But this wasn’t always the case. In the past, all vehicles were made with manual transmissions, but as technology advanced, the automatic transmission […]

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Checking Your Own Vehicle Fluids

Proper levels of fluids in your vehicle allow it to function smoothly, giving you a better ride and increasing the life of your car. Low fluid levels can cause all kinds of problems that may result in thousands of dollars in damage. It doesn’t take much work to check your fluid levels, and you don’t […]

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What Does the 150-Point Inspection Really Cover?

Many dealerships these days are talking about the 150-point inspection. This is supposed to give consumers peace of mind about the vehicles on the lot, but you may ask yourself: “What do service technicians inspect during a 150-point inspection?” Here’s what the technicians are inspecting, and keep in mind: any damaged or unacceptable parts will […]