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Why Elon Musk is right about batteries being the future of automobiles

Most people think of China as a low-tech cheap labor market, but Chinese companies are now making the robots to produce batteries. Back in 2008, Chinese battery assembly equipment manufacturers were struggling to produce cylindrical cells. Today they... (more...)

Even mechanics know service department advisors quote unrealistic repair times

“Hi, welcome to John Q. Dealer’s Toyota. What’s that, you need an oil change? Okay, that’s only going to take all week.” We’ve all been here. A simple procedure at the dealership turns into a day in a tiny room, with... (more...)

Latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Consumers continue to struggle with the advanced user interfaces and technologies being fitted to new cars, according to the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Overall, the industry average for problems per 100 vehicles climbed three percent, to... (more...)

Funk Brothers Auto is now Approved and Accredit by RepairPal.com

We are happy to annnouce that after a month of extensive backround checking and verifing customer personal experince with funk Brothers Auto, Repairpal.com has approved us as their recommended shop in the los angeles area. We are proud to say that out... (more...)

Ask These Five Questions Before Your Next Visit to the Mechanic

Going to the auto repair shop can raise stressful questions, regardless of whether it is your first visit or your 20th. What’s wrong with my car? Does this repair or service really need to be done today? How much should the work cost? Is my repair... (more...)

How to find a honest mechanic

1. Research before you need it Find a mechanic before you need one. If you wait until your car breaks down, you’ll be rushed into making a decision – and it might be the wrong one. Start by verifying any warranties or service records you have on your... (more...)

Brake math

When we advertise a “$XX.95” brake service, we’re often stepping over the proverbial dollar to pick up the proverbial dime. Since brake repairs should be a major profit center for any shop, it pays, in the most ­literal sense, to occasionally ­review... (more...)

Why correct oil is sooooo important.

Oil is the lifeblood of every engine, so it’s important to ­always use a high-quality motor oil that meets the vehicle manufacturers’ viscosity recommendations and performance specifications when servicing your customers’ vehicles. Just use a name-brand... (more...)

Toyota restructuring its US operations…

According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, Toyota is poised to announce Monday that it is restructuring its US operations, which may include plans to relocate some of its operations to Texas. Toyota Motor Sales has been located in California... (more...)

MICHELIN® Premier® A/S with EverGrip™

http://michelinmedia.com/news/media-backgrounder-michelin-premier-as-tire-evergrip/ Published on January 14, 2014 MEDIA BACKGROUNDER – MICHELIN® Premier® A/S Tire with EverGrip™   MICHELIN® Premier® A/S Tire with EverGrip™ Background Briefing:... (more...)

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