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What are Hybrid Trucks?

Hybrid cars are all the rage in today’s automotive world. Their fuel efficiency simply can’t be topped, and it’s causing a lot of drivers to make the switch. But the majority of hybrids are sedans or hatchbacks, which can’t stand up to the functionality that certain people need from their vehicle for their everyday working […]

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3 Future Car Technologies & Their Impact on the Auto Tech Industry

These new technologies, including the following three, will impact how auto technicians train and work on vehicles. Energy-Storing Body Panels The automotive industry is certainly making an effort to be environmentally conscious. Electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular, and companies are developing technology to save fuel and stay green. One such technology is […]

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What Is Valvematic? The 2014 Toyota Corolla’s Latest Gadget

Valvematic represents a positive evolution of Toyota’s patented variable valve timing with intelligence technology (VVT-i ), allowing for throttle-free control of engine speed. This may seem confusing – if more air isn’t allowed into the intake manifold, either manually or by computer, how does fuel delivery and RPM increase? But this is precisely the advantage of Valvematic. […]

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Toyota’s 4Runner Vs Jeep’s Wrangler

Toyota’s fifth generation 4Runner debuted four years ago, and though it’s been around awhile, a redesign is not forthcoming in 2014. Instead, the 4Runner gets a face peel, upgraded cabin and more standard equipment. Three trim levels remain, as does its 4.0-liter V-6. (Click here for more auto comparisons) With the same chassis and running […]

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