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Protect Your Car From Parking Lot Accidents

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The National Safety Council (NSC), tens of thousands of crashes happen in parking lots and garage structures every year. Hundreds are killed and thousands are injured in these generally low speed crashes.

So, what can you do to avoid becoming one of these statistics?

Skip the Distractions

We’ve all been told to pull over to the side of the road before using our phones or programing the GPS, and many of these devices require…

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The First Corvette

On this day (June 30th) in 1953, the first production Corvette is built at the General Motors facility in Flint, Michigan. Tony Kleiber, a worker on the assembly line, is given the privilege of driving the now-historic car off the line.

Harley J. Earl, the man behind the Corvette, got his start in his father’s business, Earl Automobile Works, designing custom auto bodies for Hollywood movie stars such as Fatty Arbuckle. In 1927, General…

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Common Reasons Why Your Car May Not Be Starting

Car won’t start? This could be caused by a variety of things, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons and tips for troubleshooting the cause. Typically, there are subtle distinctions between the causes, as listed below, and it can save you some time at a repair shop if you know what the issue is upfront.
Here are the most common reasons your car may not start:

  • The battery…
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10 Things to Know Before Having Your Car Repaired!

Ten Things To Know Before Having Your Car Repaired

Here is a bit of info that may be good to keep in the back of your mind if you need your car repaired. This is valuable information that we freely give in order to offer the best possible service.

  1. Your car is the second largest investment you’re likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.
  2. Never drive a…
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Toyota Partners With Uber

Uber has found a partner in Toyota. The ridesharing company has entered into "a memorandum of understanding" with Toyota, and trials will be started in the countries where Uber operates. There will most likely be a few Uber Mirais driving around, as Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership, Toyota's $111 million startup fund named after the hydrogen fuel cell car, is making a strategic investment in Uber, together with Toyota Financial Services Corporation.

According to the statement, the companies will offer new leasing options, which in a nutshell will enable customers to cover their Toyota payments by earning money through…

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Memorial Day Travel Projections from AAA

This year's Memorial Day weekend is expected to be a busy one for travel, as AAA is projecting more than 38 million Americans will hit the road, the second highest volume on record and the most since 2005. Compared to last year, 700,000 more people will travel thanks to lower gas prices.


"Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade," said AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney, in a release. "The great American road trip is officially back thanks to low gas prices, and…

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Toyota Break Guinness World Record On Earth Day

A couple of weeks ago the Northern California Toyota Dealers Association celebrated the launch of its new Prius model by organizing the Largest parade of hybrid cars, consisting of 332 vehicles driven by local Prius owners.
The successful attempt took place on the grounds of a former US Naval base in Alameda, California – against a stunning backdrop of the San Francisco skyline – and was confirmed on site by Guinness World Records adjudicator Jimmy Coggins.
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The event featured a parade of Prius’, food trucks and music and it took place around Earth Week to help promote the environmentally friendly vehicle.
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Million-mile Toyota Tundra owner given brand new truck

Toyota customer Victor Sheppard was so satisfied with his Toyota Tundra, even after he had safely driven 1 million miles, he continued driving it. When Toyota saw the well-kept truck, they asked: What is a Toyota Tundra with more than a million miles worth?

For Toyota's production engineers and team members, the truck's longevity offers invaluable insight for future products. For Sheppard, it was worth a new truck.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. swapped trucks today with Sheppard at Greg Leblanc Toyota in Mr. Sheppard's hometown, Houma, La., in a brief ceremony.

The million-mile Tundra…
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10 Tips to Clean and Detail Your Car Like a Pro

"Think of the surface of your car as you would your face," says Mike Schultz, head of new products at Turtle Wax. "It needs to be properly taken care of in order to have a healthy glow."

Today, it's easier than ever to do that yourself: Techniques developed by professional detailers have trickled down to passionate car enthusiasts. Auto paint has been improved from the days of lacquer covered with carnauba paste wax, and now it's more durable and shines longer than ever. That means it's okay to toss out your old cans of rubbing compound, your…

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Climbing the Steps to Leadership

SOLVING AN INDUSTRY ISSUE: Shop owner Brian Frame created a leadership program in his shop to develop new leaders that includes having apprentices train lower-ranking apprentices before moving up the leadership ladder.

SOLVING AN INDUSTRY ISSUE: Shop owner Brian Frame created a leadership program in his shop to
develop new leaders that includes having apprentices
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