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A car that is well maintained with preventative maintenance can last people years and miles! Keep up with your vehicle’s needs to keep it running as long as possible. If you are thinking of purchasing a used car, bring it in to Good Works Auto Repair for a Pre-Purchase Inspection where we go over your vehicle from bumper to bumper and check the computer system within the car you are considering buying!

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Super-Fast Electric Car Charging with a Tailor-Made Touch

Source: American Chemical Society

Despite the growing popularity of electric vehicles, many consumers still hesitate to make the switch. One reason is that it takes so much longer to power up an electric car than it does to gas up a conventional one. But speeding up the charging process can damage the battery and reduce its lifespan. Now, scientists report that they've designed superfast charging methods tailored to power different types of electric vehicle batteries in 10 minutes or less without harm.

The researchers will present their results today at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Genesis, Hyundai Motor and Kia Top J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 29, 2022 -- Hyundai Motor Group is pleased to announce that its three automotive brands — Genesis, Hyundai Motor and Kia — have topped J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) StudySM in recognition of their product lineups' high level of advanced technologies.

Genesis ranked first overall and top among premium brands for the second consecutive year. With an Innovation Index score of 643, Genesis secured a resounding victory, finishing more than 50 points above of the second-place brand.

Annual Cost of New Car Ownership Crosses $10K Mark

ORLANDO, FL. (Aug. 11, 2022) – For over 70 years, AAA’s Your Driving Costs has provided members, consumers, and the media with information on the average costs of owning and operating a new automobile. According to the latest research from AAA, the average yearly cost to own and operate a new vehicle in 2022 is $10,728, or $894 per month. A considerable increase from 2021, when the average yearly cost was $9,666 or $805.50 per month. Not surprisingly, fuel prices are the most significant factor pushing this year’s average annual price tag.

“Consumers are paying more attention when purchasing a new vehicle since everything is more expensive right now,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of automotive engineering. “With the recent increase in fuel prices, more and more people want to know the true costs of owning a car beyond their monthly payment.”

5 Handy Car Maintenance Skills You Should Know | Good Works Auto Repair

If you’ve never dreamed of becoming a mechanic, there are still some basic car maintenance skills you should have in your repertoire if you own your own vehicle or drive someone else’s. These handy skills won’t keep you from requiring the services of a professional mechanic. But they can help you take better care of your car or even assist you with roadside troubles.

Let’s take a look at 5 important things you should know how to do to ensure driving safety or to help protect your investment.

Basic Car Maintenance Skills Every Vehicle Owner Should Have

#1: Learn how to check your oil.

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Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed a clunking sound coming from their 2013 GMC Sierra.