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  • Help! My Air Conditioning in my car is not working!

    Friday 29 June 2018

    Here in Vermont we have a fairly short season of hot and humid weather. Mostly we can get by rolling down our windows and letting fresh air in to keep us comfortable. But on those wicked hot days most of us really appreciate having the air condition working in our cars to keep us cool . Trying to explain how the air conditioning system of your car works is not an easy task. This is because it’s fairly complicated and counter-intuitive. Basically, when you push the A/C bu... read more

  • When the temperature drop and your car battery dies

    Sunday 07 January 2018

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr When the temperatures dip below zero, my auto repair shop starts receiving early morning SOS calls that sound something like this, “Auto Craftsmen? Help! My car is stranded in my driveway and it won’t start! I need to get to work, what do I do?” Most people immediately blame the battery. YES, it could be the battery…. BUT, it’s important to rule out the following before you spend time and money on a new one: Is there corrosion ar... read more

  • Chevy Montage All-Female Build of a 57' Chevy Truck

    Saturday 02 December 2017

    There are a ton of really cool 'AutoGirls' that I have gotten to know over the years. From mechanics to women who do body work & restoration, welders, fabricators, painters, race car drivers, writers, consultants, women who work for corporations and shop owners like me. Most of them live out of Vermont, which gives me a great excuse to travel multiple times per year. Every November I travel to Arizona and Bogi and I make our annual drive to Vegas to attend AAPEX & SEMA otherwise... read more

  • Please Help Auto Craftsmen Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer!

    Thursday 28 September 2017

    During the Month of October which is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier and more than 100 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US are once again raising funds for the new breast cancer vaccine as part of the 'Brakes for Breast' fundraiser. Dr. Vincent Tuohy has spent the past 14 years working on a breast cancer vaccine that would both prevent the disease and keep it from recurring. This preventative m... read more

  • Preparing Your Special Car for Winter Storage

    Friday 15 September 2017

    Winter is right around the corner. Many of us put away our summer cars once the leaves have fallen from the trees.  Some of you park your cars while you take extended trips out of Vermont once the temperatures dip below freezing. If you store your vehicle for the winter, there are very important steps you need to take so it does not deteriorate while just sitting. First off, never park your car outside and cover it up with a plastic tarp. The moisture under that tarp will cause a big rusty... read more