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Mark Gittelman
Works at Automotive Technical Writer
Attended Camden County College
Lives in Bradenton Beach Florida
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See my point of view on how to handle buying a first car or even a reliable second car. http://www.fixmyoldride.com/buying-the-right-first-car.html
What makes for a good first car? Safe transportation that you spend more time driving than fixing. Review some guidlines for buying a first car.
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I was going to share some news today, but then I got this fortune cookie with lunch. If a cookie talks I listen. 
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My dog use to love to work on cars together. He liked riding in them even more. Either way when he saw the car it was happy time.
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More auto repair shop humor. Who says mechanics don't have a sense of humor.
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T shirts now available to support the manual gearbox preservation society. The endagered powertrain option needs our support.
https://thecurbshop.com/collections/tmgps/products/tmgps-vinyl-decal
The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society Vinyl Decals. Show your dedication to the TMGPS cause, and spread the word to other drivers with these stickers custom cut to your specific shift pattern. Available in any shift pattern. If you would like a specific pattern to match your car, please leave the make model, model, and year in the comments on your order.
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This local Napa auto Pro sure has a good sense of humor.
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Yet another wise fortune cookie quote. 
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This 1979 anniversary edition Trans Am is in mint condition. Imagine what Pontiac could have done with the new Camaro platform if they survived.
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It's so easy to forget the super cars of the past and the achievements they obtained. 
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I've owned a lot of cars over the years including a few muscle cars. However, the car I liked the most was my 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. See why I think the 79 model year is better than the the year before and all the years after.
http://www.auto-facts.org/classic-trans-am.html
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I was able to keep my chosen profession a secret for the first five years I lived here. Then the wheels came off. Now we get several knocks on the door a week from inquiring neighbors to the dismay of my significant other.
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The Mustang GT 350 and Camaro SS came in last, but still ran quarter mile times in the low 12 second range.
http://www.motortrend.com/news/watch-13-cars-throw-down-in-worlds-greatest-drag-race-6/
It's that time again. This year, 12 sports cars, pony cars, and grand tourers -- and one extremely powerful sedan -- face off in World's Greatest Drag Race.
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Cars Can't Fix Themselves Yet People!
Introduction
Mark is a Certified Master Technician with more than 26 years of experience in the automotive field. Although Mark remains an active mechanic he has created several popular websites related to the automobile. His most recent site YouFixCars.com provides direct help for at home driveway repairs. Also popular on the site are the educational articles for Do-it-yourself auto repair. The website that got it all started way back in 2006 and was his first Internet venture is Auto-Facts.org This site is deeper than meets the eye with over 300 pages of hand written content and several home made videos. Lots of different automotive subjects are discussed and insider stories shared with visitors.
Bragging rights
Associates Degree in Applied Science, Total of 16 ASE certifications in automobile and heavy truck. Expired certifications in body repair and alternative fuels. Stopped a 35 foot bus from falling off a raised lift.
Education
  • Camden County College
    Automotive Technologies, 1984 - 1988
  • Cherokee High School
    Auto Technology, 1980 - 1984
  • General Motors Training Center
    Update Auto Repair Training, 1984 - 2004
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Active Automotive Technician, Website Builder/Owner, Freelance Automotive Technical Writer
Employment
  • Automotive Technical Writer
    Certified Master Technician, 2006 - present
  • Self Employed Webmaster
    Webmaster, 2005 - 2013
  • Manatee County Fleet
    Senior Fleet Technician, 2004 - 2011
  • General Motors Trained Technician
    Line Technician, 1984 - 2004
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Currently
Bradenton Beach Florida
Previously
Cherry Hill, NJ - Bradenton, Fl
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Ford Police Interceptors win acceleration war against Dodge, Chevy
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The Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility were found to have the best acceleration of any current police car offerings in the Police Veh

Lipstick on a Pig: 10 "Performance" Cars That Really Weren't - Boldride.com
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BoldRide presents a selection of performance cars that should've moved you, but moved you along instead:

10 SUVs to Steer Clear Of in 2014
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Here are 10 SUVs that Consumer Reports is urging buyers to stay away from.

General Motors: It Just Gets Worse - Stocks To Watch - Barrons.com
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Investors in General Motors (GM) have suffered a lot this year–and it just keeps getting worse. Bloomberg Mary Barra, chief executive office

6 Luxury Diesel Sedans: A Leather-Clad, Fuel-Savvy Alternative to Gasoline
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Looking for luxury and fuel economy together? Here are six luxury sedans that offer a more fuel efficient diesel option.

Common Power Seat Problems -
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Once you have an automobile with power seats, it's hard to go back to the regular ones. The ability to make small adjustments to achieve the

7 Safe SUVs Not Afraid of a Little Snow
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Vehicles that are safe and capable of confronting the toughest weather make sense as the winter arrives. These 7 vehicles are worthy of the

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You never really know what you're going to get from a winter driving season. Some years have moderate to light snowfall with little effect o

New Malibu marks a first — stop-start engine
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With a new-for-2014 four-cylinder engine and the standard stop-start system, the roomy, four-door Malibu can deliver 14 percent better milea

Toyota’s Renewed Marriage With BMW May Yield a More Potent Sports Car
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Toyota and BMW have revealed that the two will work jointly on a mid-size sports car platform.

7 Jaw-Dropping Automobiles You Can’t Buy in America
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Visitors to the U.S. may marvel at the choices Americans have, but there are still some hot automobiles that aren't for sale on U.S. shores.

Learn Auto Repair and Get Automotive Training - YouFixCars.com
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Learn auto repair with a Master Technicians proven resources. Perfect for the do it yourself car mechanic or automotive student in training.

Audi S5: 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 - In Photos: 10 Best New-Car En...
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Audi secures its fifth consecutive spot among WardsAuto’s annual Top 10 Engine awards for 2014 with the lively 333-hp 3.0-liter supercharged

Cadillac’s ELR Reportedly Isn’t Worth the Premium
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Cadillac appears to have overshot its pricing power for the new ELR.

Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled With The Porsche That Killed Paul W...
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The Porsche Carrera GT is a challenging car to drive--even for auto experts like Jay Leno.

Watch out Tesla, here comes Cadillac's ELR
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Cadillac's ELR and Tesla's Model S will be competing for sales in the rarefied air of models selling for more than $75,000.

Automotive Cooling Fans and Common Problems -
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The primary function of the cooling system is to remove heat from the engine. As discussed in great detail on the automotive radiator page,

Heater Core Problems and Solutions - Auto
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In the early 1920s car makers decided to focus their attention on making the passengers more comfortable. They enclosed the interior cabin t