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OMG – MY TIMING BELT BROKE

OMG – MY TIMING BELT BROKE

DON’T BE THIS PERSON? Her auto technician told her 3xs that she should get the timing belt changed on her 2002 PT Cruiser. But she kept putting it off – because she did not want to spend the money. While driving to work – the timing belt broke… and because this vehicle has an interference engine, the engine is probably toast. The vehicle got towed to Auto Craftsmen. The only way to find out if the engine survived is to put a new timing belt on the engine (approx. a five hour job). It is will either be OK – or not Ok – It’s about a $500 gamble! So Sad!

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What’s New at Auto Craftsmen

What’s New at Auto Craftsmen

Exercise while you wait for Automotive Services at Auto Craftsmen You asked for it… and we listened! We now have an exercise room (air conditioned too) so you can get a work out while waiting for an oil change or other minor service on your car. If the service or repairs are going to take too long to wait – we have a shuttle service into the greater Montpelier area & five loaner cars available for you to use

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Smart Jumper Cables!

Smart Jumper Cables!

Today’s cars are very complex. If the battery of your car dies – you want to be very careful how you get it started up. Here are 4 different ways you can charge the battery to get your car rolling down the road again. 1. Slowly charge the battery by using a battery charger. 2. Use a booster pack to jump the battery. 3. Call an expert mobile service to jump the battery. 4. If you must use jumper cables then I highly suggest you invest in MICHELIN’S Smart Jumper Cables™. If you hook up ordinary jumper cables incorrectly it can result in sparking or shorting which could seriously hurt you. This could also produce a power surge that could kill your car’s expensive electrical system. I like to call modern cars – Computers on Wheels. And we all know that computers hate power surges. This is why I highly recommend MICHELIN’S new Smart J ... read more

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Worried about your Toyota?

Here is a list of Toyotas that are being recalled for the sticking accelerator pedal: Rav 4 – 2009-2010 Corolla – 2009-2010 Matrix – 2009-2010 Avalon – 2005-2010 Camry 2007-2010 Highlander 2010 Sequoia – 2008-2010 and the Tundra – 2007-2010 If you have questions you can call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or go online to www.toyota.com/recall

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