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October 2012

Auto PartsTech Tips






Three letters you don’t want to see when shopping for parts for your older are NLA. In case you didn’t know, NLA stands for “no longer available.” Often, when a car is older and long out of production, the vehicle manufacturer no longer makes or stocks certain parts for it,




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Toyota is recalling 2.5 million cars in the United States due to faulty power window switches that can cause a fire in the driver’s door. Toyota said that the driver’s side window switches may not be completely greased from the factory, which can result in the switches sticking or feeling




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In the past, I’ve discussed exhaust system layout and the functions of the individual parts. Sometimes, these parts need to be replaced. This is doubly true if you live in the rust belt and drive on salty winter roads, or otherwise subject your car’s exhaust system to abnormal wear and




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For those of you of the cab riding persuasion in green American cities, you should be aware of this trick because of all those stops and starts from signs and lights. Hybrid cabs get all quiet when they come to a complete stop because their engines shut off. Awkward silence




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Road trip season is here, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to get to your destination without breaking down. After all, few people want to spend their vacation in a roadside ditch or at the mercy of a unknown out-of-town repair shop. Someone recently asked me what they




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