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OTHER REPLACEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE INCLUDE:

air filter
headlight, turn signals, and brake lamps
spark plugs and cables
engine timing belt...
windshield wipers
Most engine tuneups are either actual motor work, or electrical tuneups consisting of spark plug, cable, and distributor cap replacement.
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Nothing makes SWAT's technicians happier than getting a review like this (:
Review listed in Yelp
Date Rating Review Source: Yelp
03/24/2018 12:00am 5.00 I LOVE Swat! Steve the owner is very straight forward, trustworthy, and extremely fair with his prices.. If you have a problem he can pretty much fix it a majority of the time as quick as possible. Been going here for years and won't go anywhere else. You will not get screwed at this shop at all. Recommend Swat nicest guy around!! Yelp
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Yes I did this to my less than 1 year old Honda HRV ): but thanks to this video and very clear directions, I repaired it myself (: Nazzy
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Are Your windows foggy? Try this
Put shaving cream on the inside of your windows and then wipe it off. Shaving cream has a lot of the same ingredients that commercial defoggers have, and it leaves a layer on the window to keep the fog off.
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Happy Holidays to all! SWAT would also like to express appreciation to all First Responders, Military Personnel, Hospital Workers, Health Care Professionals, Police and Fire Department Workers and Essential Personnel. Thank you for keeping us safe and secure.
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5 Tips to Protect Your Vehicle From Being Stolen

1 – When on the hunt for parking spaces, aim for a spot that’s in a well-lit area with lots of traffic. Thieves tend to target out-of-the-way lots or dark alleys so the few places for a burglar to hide the better.
2 – Try not to leave anything of value in your car but, if you do, make sure they aren’t visible through your windows. Lock them in your glove compartment, put them under a seat, cover them with a loose blanket – just make sure they’re out of sight!
3 – Don’t leave your keys in the car. You never know who may be watching you so giving a potential thief an opportunity like this should be avoided at all costs.

4 – If your car has a customized stereo or anything else that could fetch a pretty penny on the black market, refrain from advertising that fact with stickers or other advertisements on the body of your vehicle. Thieves know what to look for when it comes to valuable toys and such your car may have onboard so drawing attention to these is like adding a break-in magnet to your bumper.
5 – Purchase and install an anti-thievery device like “The Club” or a “Lo-Jack” and DO advertise their presence with decals! If your car has an alarm, promote that fact as well and remember to activate it every time you leave your car unattended. hubspot.com
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Top 5 Reasons Why Proper Tire Pressure is Essential

Keeping car tires inflated is not always the number one thing on someone’s to-do list. While it may seem like a little under inflation would not harm anything, there are several reasons why car tires should be properly inflated on a regular basis.
1. Properly Inflated Tires Saves Money

2. Initiates Safer Driving
When driving at high speeds, tires can be put under a tremendous amount of pressure. When tires are under inflated, that pressure can be extremely dangerous. Under inflation combined with high speeds can make it harder for the tires to stop quickly without skidding. This means that any quick stops due to unexpected obstacles can become twice as dangerous. Under inflated tires can also cause problems on wet or icy roads.
3. Lengthens the Life of the Tire
If a tire is continually forced into under inflation and then re-inflated, it can cause the tires to become weaker. Also, driving a car on under inflated tires puts them under unnecessary stress. Because of this, tires become weaker a lot quicker and will need to be replaced sooner. Keeping the tires properly inflated can extend their lifespan for one to three years.
4. Offers Better Gas Mileage
Inflating tires to their correct air pressure can improve gas mileage by 3.3 percent. If tires are under inflated, it causes the car to slump down slightly. To the human eye, this is almost impossible to see. Despite that fact, it still dumps unnecessary weight against the tires, causing gas mileage to suffer.
Protects the Environment
5. Every time a gallon of gas is burned, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. These carbons are then combined with the oxygen that is being breathed in by everyone across the globe. Any vehicle that is going on under inflated tires can add up to 1.5 extra tons of gases into the environment every year. By keeping tires inflated, it can support both environment and community protection.
https://www.ifautoanddieselrepair.com/top-5-reasons-proper-inflated-tires-essential/
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Is this worthy as a sign? YIKES!
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We Need To Re-Brand The Technician Profession

“R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me.” 
Being from Detroit and an old 60s R & B fan, the words of that great song by Aretha Franklin come to mind when I consider the way the aftermarket industry often refers to one of its most necessary professions. This is a profession without which the industry would cease to exist as we know it.  I am referring, of course, to the technicians.
I have just come from a few industry events and continue to be surprised by industry insiders referring to automotive technicians as mechanics or installers.  When I hear these terms, I sometimes think we in the industry are our own worst enemies.   If we want the motoring public to have trust in and respect for the independent aftermarket shouldn’t we exhibit respect for the profession that drives the industry?
Consider that the average ASE certified technician has the equivalent of a 2-year engineering degree.  Consider that today’s vehicles are rolling computers far more complicated then the average PC.  The skill and training necessary to service today’s vehicles puts auto techs far above other trade workers in terms of the knowledge they need and the complexity of their jobs.
Now consider how other industries refer to their highly technically trained workers.  Apple, for example, refers to its technical workers as geniuses and you bring your Mac or iPad to the “Genius Bar” when you have issues.   Yet we often call our highly trained workers “installers”.  Yes, they install the parts we make and distribute, just like the “genius” in the Apple Store might install more RAM or software for you. But they also perform complex diagnosis on the vehicles they service.  People who lay carpet are installers, people who service complex vehicles are technicians.
The independent aftermarket has to be about quality if it is to thrive in the future…  quality parts, quality people, quality service. Parts are not just parts. The research and development that goes into great aftermarket parts is expensive and intensive. That’s the reason for the Know Your Parts Campaign. People who go through intensive and continued training to be able to effectively work on complex vehicles are not just installers or mechanics. They are automotive technicians.  Let’s all try to remember that and respect the profession in both our internal and external communications.
https://www.knowyourparts.com/need-re-brand-technician-profession/
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There should be a prize for this one!
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