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Car Tip #9

Car Tip #9

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Gadgets, I just love them

Gadgets, I just love them

If you have read my column much, you know that I love gadgets. I have acquired a 2014 vehicle that has one of the newest gadgets to enter the car market. I believe this forward looking duel camera system will be standard in most vehicles in the future. This system has a camera on each side of the rear view mirror that scans the road ahead for hazards, vehicles and reads the painted lines on the road. The camera’s information is feed into a computer and the outputs include many. This system has the ability to chime a chime, control the throttle, put messages on the display panel, control your cruise control and put on the brakes firmly. In day to day use, I have really enjoyed this. The chime goes off when I get close or over a painted line without using my turn signal is nice. I do need to be reminded to always use my turn signal and that I’m getting close to the painted line on the side of the road. The feature that I really like is the chime ... read more

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What to look out for when buying a used car.

What to look out for when buying a used car.

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George's Tips

GRODE CarTip AUTOHAUS March2013 x30 George Monthly car tips - He deliver the information in a quick understandable manner

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Intermittent Car Troubles

Intermittent Car Troubles

One of the daily challenges that we have at our shops is the diagnosis and repair of intermittent problems – things like noises, poor running, no start conditions, vibrations that don’t happen all the time. In any kind of problem solving in any kind of profession, there are four logical steps to problem solving. The first is to experience the problem. From this you can move to step two which is to theorize what the problem is. Moving to step three, you test, inspect, diagnose to prove or disprove your theory. The forth and most important of the steps is you repair or replace the part in question to make sure your theory is correct. If that fixes the problem; the proof in the pudding, so to speak. If the problem is not there all the time, you can lose two to three of these steps. This is where the challenge exists. We have had vehicles that will crank over but won’t start. One of the first steps is to read the onboard ECU (electronic control unit) t ... read more

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Car Tip #7

Car Tip #7

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George's Ethics in Business Award

George's Ethics in Business Award

In 2012 George Rode was the recipient of the Oregon Ethics in business award. The Oregon Ethics in Business Awards honors those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practices in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. The recipients of these awards will have, by act and example, gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices. Today, in Portland they are honoring the 2013 recipients, what a great group of individuals and organizations to be to be honor with. Our organization was so proud of George

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How much maintenance is just right?

How much maintenance is just right?

In the 1950’s and 60’s, tune-ups were done every 5000-7000 miles, coolant was flushed every fall and oil changes every 2000, with engines reaching 100,000 miles at most. With today’s more precisely built engines, it’s not unusual for one to reach 300,000 miles with regular maintenance. But what kind of maintenance should modern cars have, and how does one maintain a vehicle for the fewest dollars per mile to drive it? For starters, how often should oil services be preformed? Some manufacturers are recommending up to 18, 000 miles on oil changes, other sources say every 3 months, or every 3000 miles. Some manufactures are recommending that their transmission never needs service. There are documented cases with Japanese and European car engines slugging up and needing major repair after fewer than 50,000 miles, even though oil service were done in the prescribed factory times. With lifetime transmission fluid, an instructor who wo ... read more

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Car Tip #16

Car Tip #16

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Auto Clinic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGyiJbyeu6I The above link is the link to our first automotive clinic. These clinic are taught by George Rode, who has previously taught class for Lane Community College. George's classes are very informative and completely hands on

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