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

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

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 know as Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. Bogi is one of my most favorite AutoGirls. Like me, she owns her own automotive repair business, but she is also an ASE Certified master technician, writer, speaker, educator and has co-hosted the show "all Girls Garage" on Velocity TV for seven years. Bogi is what I call a 'Bad Ass'. Back in 2015 Bogi talked about buying a 1957 Chevy Truck and restoring it. We talked about how much work that would involve, and how she would need ... read more

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Please Help Auto Craftsmen Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer!

Please Help Auto Craftsmen Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer!

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 measure would use a woman’s own immune system to protect herself from developing the disease. Dr. Tuohy is an immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute and will head up the company, called Shield Biotech, as the Chief Science Officer, Shield Biotech, so named because the vaccine it is developing will act as a defense against breast cancer, is a spinoff-company created by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the commercialization arm of the hospital system. In Spring ... read more

Preparing Your Special Car for Winter Storage

Preparing Your Special Car for Winter Storage

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 mess.  It is always better park your car in a dry garage, storage unit or barn. Please don’t just drive the car into the garage, turn off the ignition and walk away. There are very important steps you need to take so it does not deteriorate while just sitting. If you are storing it for the whole winter, prior to parking it, take it to your favorite auto repair shop for an oil change. Old oil becomes acidic and if left in the motor, contaminants and moisture will eva ... read more

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Pet Safety in the Summer

Pet Safety in the Summer

Everyone here at Auto Craftsmen loves their pets. Here is some important information to help keep your pets safe during the summer! The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. With a Pet Safety Days initiative, you can help keep your pets safe and cool this summer. Educate and Empower Pets should never be left in a hot car. Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. That beloved pet may suff ... read more

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Food Drive for the Montpelier Food Pantry "Just Basics"

Drop off at least 5 each of Peanut Butter, Jelly &/or Tuna Fish during the month of Feb. and you will get a chance to spin our 'Wheel of Savings'. The Montpelier Food Pantry serves emergency meals to individuals and families in the greater Montpelier area.  They assist people who are in need of life’s necessities and social justice.  They promote self-sufficiency and food independence through food education. Pantry Hours: Tuesday 10-12, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-11. Located at Trinity Church, 137 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 Serving the communities of: Montpelier, E. Montpelier, Calais, Middlesex, Berlin, Worcester & Adamant. To make an appointment, call

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