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Toyotas, Hondas Most Likely To Eclipse 200,000 Miles

An article from Auto Care Pro
by Adam Redling - Jul 8, 2015

Chances are if a vehicle comes into your shop eclipsing the 200,000-mile mark, it’s going to have a Japanese nameplate attached, according to a recent Consumer Reports reader survey.

The survey, which was designed to see which cars, SUVs and minivans held up the longest on the road, encompassed roughly 1.1 million vehicles.

Of the top 10 cars most likely to surpass 200,000 miles, every one was either a Toyota or Honda.

Western NY Ford dealers updating high school auto vo-techs

I came across this article and started thinking, more manufactures and dealer networks need to do this. Like the article says they using 10 year old vehicles that the students are training on, how are they going to be up to speed when the graduate and go looking for a job? They wouldn’t even qualify for the lube rack.

No wonder the young techs that come out of school do not stay in the business when they are 10 years behind, in the automotive industry today you might as well say 50 years behind the times.


In an effort to achieve maximum fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, Porsche earlier this year announced they would be standardizing the 911 line by turbocharging all models.

The only exception will be the 911 GT3.

While this has the purists upset saying they will not have a high redline of revs and will not have the 911 exhaust note.

When Dr. Heinz Jakob Neusser, who serves as the VW Group’s chief of power-train and product development, was at the New York Motor Show and spoke to CAR magazine had this to say.

Every Week Should Be National Tire Safety Week

The RMA (Rubber Manufactures Association) has its tire safety week from May 24-30. From their findings every week should be NTSW for all drivers because of poorly maintained tires costing consumers added expense.

General Motors not required to recall older trucks for brake line rust

Owning a Chevy truck this headline caught my eye, what does General Motors consider an “older truck”.

So reading the article I found “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will encourage owners of GM full-size pickups and SUVs from the 2007 model year and older to inspect their brake lines and wash their underbodies after each winter to clear road salt that has accumulated”.

Why Did My Glow Plugs Break?

This is a common question we hear more and more with the resurgence of diesel engines. There a few reasons they break while trying to remove them

Old age. Older glow plugs swell up and are not able to be removed from the cylinder head. They will unthread until the swollen portion does not allow it to come out with drill and extracting. On engines that do not have on-car kits for extracting require the cylinder head removal to send to a machine shop.

Porsche Experience Center Opens

What happens when Porsche Cars North America has 27 acres of land north east of the Atlanta, Ga airport? You get a playground for the Porsche enthusiast.

Porsche opened an experience center on May 7, 2015 in Atlanta after considering more then 70 locations. The city swung the vote their way due to their transportation network, skilled workforce and support from the city itself.

Attn BMW V8 N63 Engine Owners

           BMW N63 ENGINE CUSTOMER CARE PACKAGE BMW wants it customers with N63 engines in their vehicles to be satisfied with their BMW.

Baum Tools Euro Pass Thru Tool

The Baum Tools EURO PTT is here! 

Ok we have been talking about it for a while; we now have them in stock with CARDAQ (J2534) PASS-THRU Device.

Shuttle Box specifications are as follows:

Add on and new kit for BMW 3 series traling arm bushing

Update your B333351 BMW rear trailing arm bushing tool!

BMW and the aftermarket 3 series rear-trailing arm bushing makers have done away with the original style bushing. There is a new type of bushing with a slot that requires some new adapters added to our B333351 kit.

Baum tools now offers the B333351ADD kit to make the original B333351 kit work on these new bushings. Now also available is the complete B333351PLUS kit for taking out the old style bushings and installing the new style bushings.