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CAA "Worst Roads" Clinic a huge hit [no pun intended]

We hosted a Worst Roads and Winter driving clinic at our shop on Saturday October 17th it was sponsored by CAA, It was a huge success thanks to my dedicated staff who came in on there day off to help. There was a power point presentation on winter driving tips, what bad roads can do to the car, followed by 3 mini workshops at different hoists in the shop, this is were they really got to get our hands dirty seeing different areas on vehicles taken apart for demonstration, Adrian Wong explained winterizing your car and testing fluid samples for wear, Shawn Edwards explained Steering and Brakes and Steve Handojo performed a Wheel Alignment and Tire demonstration. Thank you Iain, Candis, Shawn, Steve and Adrian Cheers Mark

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New Law and Bluetooth blues

What is Bluetooth? Well from the website it is a wireless short-range communications system intended to replace the cables. The Bluetooth core system consists of an RF transceiver, baseband and protocol stack. Or in simple terms: Hands free connection to your phone! Why do I need this? Well it’s the law [in case you didn’t know] and for good safety in the car, you can talk hands free [if you need to] with your Bluetooth device. They come in 4 basic types: and you can buy them or we can install them for you. Price guide $=100.00 Ear bud type [visualize Star Trek look] clips to your ear. $ Remote speaker type [looks like a pager] clips on the visor $ Professionally installed in your car, and has buttons on the dash, and sound from your radio speakers $$-$$$$$ Built in the car [some cars as early as 2005, example Acura MDX] Visualize this: you're driving down the road, the radio is blasting out your favorite tunes or Hockey game, the radio mutes, phone rings, touch a button o ... read more

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TPMS Huh?

TPMS, what is it and what does it do? Well we all know that maintaining proper tire pressure saves gas right?..RIGHT? well it can also save lives..by warning of a potenial tire blow out and this is where Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems come to earn there space on the dash board, well the warning lamp any way. Basically speaking it like the name says Monitor Tire Pressure, but how? There are a few systems out there from mild to wild, some use the existing Anti-lock Brake System to measure Tire speed [how fast it turns] and if the tire pressure drops due to a puncture that wheel will turn faster as the circumference gets smaller, inexpensive, gets the job done, or meets the mandate, but not precise, the other system is more reliable and with that comes expense, it has a stand alone computer [TPMS Module] and 4 or 5 [spare tire] sensors inside the tire ... read more

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