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VETERANS DAY FACTS
In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
In all the American wars there have been 651,008 Battle Deaths; and about 1.2million deaths during service in war time.About 42 million people have served in the military during wartime. About 1/50th of the people serving during a time of war have died. REMEMBER..... Freedom is NEVER Free!!! Thank God For Our Veterans!!!!!
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6 ways to thank first responders in your community


First responders' duties bring them into harm's way every day. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics put themselves on the front lines of dangerous and traumatic events, and it's common to wonder how you can thank these individuals, perhaps lessening the emotional burden of their work.
The following list is just a sampling of the many ways you can show a first responder that you care. These are good ideas to start with, and apply at any time of the year.
1. Cook a meal
Bringing home-cooked food to the local police or fire station can show the local first responder community that you care. Day-to-day life as a police officer, firefighter or paramedic can be stressful and the schedule irregular, meaning that home-cooked meals may be a luxury that will make these first responders grateful. And if you take the meal over yourself, you have a great chance to say a verbal thanks as well. Of course, since an alarm can sound at any time, it may be best if the meal is one that can be returned to later if the diners have to leave off in the middle.
2. Donate to a good cause
There are numerous charity drives in any given community to support the fire departments, police forces and more. A gift to one of these causes can make a material difference in the lives of first responders and the family members. Even if you don't possess the material means to make a big donation, there are plenty of ways to help charities, including organizing or volunteering at a drive or other event.
3. Send a letter of thanks
These days, many people don't take the time to write letters - electronic communication has driven paper out of favor. This means that sending a physical letter thanking first responders for their service may take on greater importance, feeling more personal, permanent and heartfelt than email. If you gather multiple letters from the community and deliver them all at once, the impression on the recipients could be significant.
The first responders in your community will be grateful for your thanks and support.
4. Send a practical gift basket
A gift basket is a classy way to express thanks. If you customize one of these presents to suit the tastes and needs of the local fire department or police force, it could be an incredibly thoughtful choice, one that will make your gratitude clear. Such a basket could include gift cards to restaurants in the area, allowing first responders to relax and unwind with good food between their high-stress assignments.
5. Use word of mouth
When you have a good experience with local first responders, spreading the word either online or in person can do a great service to the department. It's not a direct thanks to the police, fire and paramedic personnel, but speaking well of these individuals is a gesture of gratitude, one that is easy and impactful.
6. Just say 'thanks'
Just about every day, you likely pass police officers, firefighters and paramedics going about their daily business. Just saying a simple "Thank you for your service" can be a great way to show that individual you respect and appreciate what he or she is doing for the community. It's extremely simple, and could make a first responder's day.
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Best Transmission For Towing

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9:38 AM

There isn't a clear-cut winner in the towing transmission debate. Expert opinions generally tip the scales slightly in favor of the automatic, but drivers seem to prefer manuals. Whatever the individual inclinations, there are some pros and cons on both sides of the argument.
Some auto experts advocate automatic transmissions for safety reasons. Since the driver doesn't have to search for the correct gear, automatic transmissions can make shifting gears a much simpler process. Some cars with automatic transmissions are also equipped with a tow/haul mode that can come in handy. However, if you're towing off-road on uneven ground, manual transmissions can trump automatic ones. Along with the increased engine efficiency, automatic transmissions give the driver more control in precarious driving situations. (On that note, we should also mention that towing on difficult terrain or in bad weather should only be done by highly experienced drivers.)
The size of your load can also play a role in which type of transmission is more favorable. Usually, vehicles with automatic transmissions will have a greater allowable cargo load than those with manual transmissions. This is because towing large loads with a manual can damage the clutch from shifting gears. Nevertheless, if you're towing with an automatic, you may want to look into transmission coolers to prevent the transmission from overheating due to the added weight [source: etrailer].

From <http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/vehicle-towing/maneuvers/manual-or-automatic-transmission-better-for-towing.htm
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Flatbed towing is but one way to go when you're trying to get your car from point A to point B. This type of towing often involves a specialized truck that has -- you guessed it -- a flat bed in the rear. You've likely seen a flatbed tow truck if you've ever been stranded on the side of the road and called a tow service.

Flatbed towing is one of the safest ways to transport a car. There are plenty of services that offer long-haul towing of your vehicle. Some services pick up several cars in one region that are all headed to a similar destination. Adding your car to a large haul can save you money, but hiring a hauling company can be extremely expensive
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A fundamentally different type of automatic transmission is the continuously variable transmission or CVT, which can smoothly and steplessly alter its gear ratio by varying the diameter of a pair of belt or chain-linked pulleys, wheels or cones. Some continuously variable transmissions use a hydrostatic drive — consisting of a variable displacement pump and a hydraulic motor — to transmit power without gears. Some early forms, such as the Hall system (which dates back to 1896[9]), used a fixed displacement pump and a variable displacement motor, and were designed to provide robust variable transmission for early commercial heavy motor vehicles.[10] CVT designs are usually as fuel efficient as manual transmissions in city driving, but early designs lose efficiency as engine speed increases.
Did You Know? Most CVT transmissions are not repairable and must be replaced with a factory replacement or a used unit from a salvage yard. Certified Transmission And Auto Repair in St Louis Mo. Has been rebuilding select cvt transmissions for some time now call for details.
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The modern automatic transmission is, by far, the most complicated mechanical component in today's vehicle. Automatic transmissions contain mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and computer controls, all working together in perfect harmony which goes virtually unnoticed until there is a problem. 
The transmission is connected to the back of the engine and sends power from the engine to the drive wheels. If and when a transmission malfunctions it takes a certified transmission expert in the St. Louis area to diagnosis and fix it right the first time.
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Never Underestimate Experience

A ships engine failed, no one could fix it. Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job. He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. The engine was fixed! 7 Days later the owners got his bill for 10k. 'What?!' the owners said 'You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill. ” the reply simply said Tapping with a hammer. $2 Knowing where to tap? $9,998 Don't Ever Underestimate Experience. 
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Diagnosing Transmission & Engine Problems in St. Louis Mo.

Diagnosing Your Problem
A Diagnostic check out is the only way to see if you have a engine problem or if your transmission is having a problem. Today vehicles are more complex than ever, most have over a dozen different computers and miles of wiring connecting them. Transmission experts are trained to be able to diagnose a transmission or engine problem correctly. Having the diagnosis right the first time will save you a lot of money and we offer this service free of charge , most places charge for this service.
We perform a thorough multi point check out on all vehicles brought to our shop. During our check out we check your fluids to make sure all levels are good along with any external connections and adjustments. Only Then can we make a service recommendation and provide a estimate in writing.
Our Services Include: Free Code Scan, Free Road Test, Free Rack Inspection, Free Towing With Major Repairs. Any Questions? Please call 314-869-1611. * Additional diagnostic time or testing requiring specialized equipment may be needed to complete your diagnostic additional charges may apply. * Free towing has a maximum value of $65.00, Engine or transmission replacements are considered major repairs.
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Free Certified Transmission Diagnostic Check Out
Years ago transmission shops worked on a handfull of different transmissions with common symptoms. Today there are dozens of different transmissions in use with new ones coming out every year. All of today's transmissions are computer controlled, Potentially the cause of the failure could be something other than the transmission, even though the transmission has failed.
This is why a proper diagnosis is so important. Properly diagnosing the transmission's condition and providing a accurate estimate for repairs avoids time and money wasted on guess work and necessary repairs, our technicians perform a series of extensive tests with the latest technology and state of the art equipment. First we identify and confirm the customers complaint, the transmission type and version must be determined and then any codes present will be recorded. We use these findings to determine what pinpoint testing of systems and components will be needed to make a accurate service recommendation. Once our technician makes his service recommendation an accurate explanation of the vehicle's condition can be given as well as options for repairs and warranties. There are times when the transmission has a mechanical failure internally and may have to be inspected to give proper estimates. There is no way to properly diagnosis this type of problem over the phone.
*Note: On Occasion, because of electrical or electronic problems indicated, further diagnosis will be necessary to determine the case and possible fix for the malfunction. In such situations the Manager will ask for approval to go ahead with a more in depth study of the problem. There may be a charge for this diagnostic service, in which case the Manager will explain it in detail and ask for your authorization to continue the diagnostic.
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How to Check Your Fluids
Did you know that there are typically seven fluids found in your car which need to be checked regularly in order to stay safe on the road?
We are going to go through a two part series to talk about all the different fluids in your vehicle and share important information on how to check them while on the road.
In this article we’ll discuss the most familiar fluid people think of which is gasoline, followed by motor oil, and wrap with brake fluid.
Within the first week of driving you will no doubt learn how to check the level of gasoline and add it to your vehicle, if not, by your second week you won’t be doing much driving at all. This may give you more time to familiarize yourself with your automobile’s owner’s manual. In your owner’s manual you can find important information such as what the recommended fuel is for your vehicle as well as where to check and add fluids to your vehicle. If you’ve lost your owner’s manual, most manufacturers have copies available for download on their website. A quick web search can help you find exactly what you need.
Once you’ve mastered adding the recommended gasoline to your vehicle, you’ll want to get under the hood and learn how to check other fluids.
Checking oil is a valuable skill to have and is one of the most frequently checked fluids.
To check your oil, first locate the dipstick and remove it from its cylinder. Next with a clean, lint free rag, wipe the excess oil off the dipstick. Next reinsert it into the cylinder and remove it again. On the stick you will see markings that identify the level of oil. There should be a range in between “Add” and “Full” that lets you know you have a proper level of oil. If it is in the “Add” area you should add oil. Also, if the oil is no longer a clear amber color, but black, it’s time for you to get an oil change. If the oil level is above the “Full” mark, too much oil has been added and you’ll need to visit the shop to have this remedied.
Keep in mind, older cars can begin to leak small amounts and even burn oil, so you might not notice losing oil in between oil changes.
Next you’ll want to check your brake fluid level. Using your owner’s manual locate the brake fluid reservoir. The reservoir is typically a translucent plastic that lets you see the fluid level inside. There will be markings on the side that indicate if the reservoir is full or needs fluid added. Also brake fluid is clear with a slight yellow tint, if it looks dark in color, it’s time for you to have your lines flushed and new brake fluid added.
Did You Know?
To ensure the life of your vehicle and your safety, you should routinely check your oil and brake fluid, or we’d be happy to check and change them for you at your local Certified Transmission & Auto Repair in St. Louis Mo.

From <http://www.napaautocare.com/blog/How-to-Check-Your-Fluids.aspx>
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