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Doylestown Auto & Truck Battery Service

Recyclable Cars

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Which parts of your car end up as landfill?

Each year, around 10-15 million vehicles are disposed of in the United States. Luckily, over 95 percent of these “retired” cars head straight to one of the 9,000 vehicle recycling operations around the country and 80 percent of these cars’ parts are completely recycled, letting cars claim top spot as the world’s most recycled product.

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Doylestown Auto & Truck Oil Change

The Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Oil

As the lubricant for the moving parts of your engine, motor oil is widely considered to be the most important fluid you can use. It prevents excessive engine wear and tear, which makes it vital to keep your car running. So when the time comes to get under the hood to do an oil change, you can bet you’ll want to know whether to buy synthetic or conventional oil. 

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Smiths Auto Repair in Doylestown

How to Talk to Your Mechanic

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We’ve all experienced that fateful day when something in our engine started to clunk, the rear brake squealed, a strange whining came from somewhere or — horror of all horrors — the “check engine” light came on. Yup, we’ve all had to take our cars to the garage at some point. And even if you aren’t big on checkups and frequent fluid checks, there’s no denying your car some attention when it starts making strange noises or emitting strange odors. Perhaps even more dreaded than the orange light on your dash is the very first trip to the garage.

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Free PA State Inspection for ‘Almost Home Dog Rescue’

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For every PA state inspection that is done during February 2017, Smiths Auto & Truck Service will donate $10 to help pay for the costs of surgery and rehab for Selena.

Almost Home Dog Rescue Doylestown

Please help. Make an appointment today.
(215) 348-9459

Selena needs an adopter and needs help for her surgeries and rehab treatment!

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Waymo Autonomous Cars are heading the pack

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Waymo test vehicles are requiring less human intervention, Calif. DMV says.

Waymo’s self-driving test vehicles are relying less on humans and are miles ahead of the pack when in comes to driver takeover rates, requiring a human take the wheel about 1,000 times less frequently than some competitors.

On Wednesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles released its second annual summary of autonomous vehicle driver disengagement reports — defined as situations where a human must intervene while the car is in driverless mode. Waymo, the stand-alone self-driving technology company spun out from Google, reported a decrease in the rate of driver takeovers from 0.0008 per mile driven in 2015 to 0.0002 in 2016.

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Doylestown Auto and Truck Repairs

Fix damage prior to end-of-lease inspection, or get the dealer estimate for repairs first?

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A Question: “I’ve never leased a car before, so I have no idea what the end-of-lease inspection is like. My 2014 Nissan Leaf is in good condition overall, but I backed into a rock in my driveway one day and scratched /cracked my bumper. I got quoted at 450 to fix the damage without replacing the bumper (bondo for the crack and a new paint job). Here’s my question: do I fix this damage prior to the end-of-lease inspection so that it’s simply not an issue, or do I wait until after the inspection and do it through Nissan-approved channels? 

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PA State Inspection and Emissions

Smiths Auto & Truck Service January reviews

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Had a great experience with the people at Smith’s. Guy and John provided great service. Car fixed right, on time and fair price. “Great Service” – Nissan owner.

Very easy to work with. Polite and knowledgeable. Good prices. Quick service. Will be back. – Hyundai owner.

Thanks for keeping both our cars in fine shape. John and Guy are always right on top of getting us our cars back in a timely manner. In fact this most recent inspection was a record breaker as far as time was concerned . Thanks again !!!! – Lexus owner.

Very helpful. They let me know what maintenance was due on my car and got the work done quick for s great price. – Jeep owner.

I was towed in. They brought the car right in and diagnosed my issue and resolved it. Price was very reasonable. – Chevrolet owner.

I like the staff and the service here. They are always timely and fair with me. Thanks! – Toyota owner.

PA State Inspection & Emissions – $29.95

Looking for a place to do State Inspection and Emissions near you?
Smiths Auto & Truck Service in Doylestown, PA is offering PA State Inspections and
Emissions for just $29.95! 
Call 215-348-9459 for an appointment.

PA State Inspection and Emissions


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Ford Mustang 2018

2018 Ford Mustang. Drop it like its Hot

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Ford drops an engine, lowers the hood on ’18 Mustang

Ford Motor Co.’s dropping an engine and lowering the hood on the Mustang as part of the venerable pony car’s 2018 model year freshening.

The updated Mustang gains a more aggressive look that includes new hood vents and an optional spoiler. It also gets an optional 12-inch digital cluster, new-generation LED headlights and taillights available across all trim lines, and a number of new tech features.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles uses software to exceed diesel pollution limits.

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WASHINGTON — The EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of failing to disclose software in 104,000 diesel pickups and SUVs that allows them to exceed pollution limits.

The EPA stopped short of calling the software in 2014-16 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500s a “defeat device” but said the carmaker failed to disclose its use. Fiat Chrysler said it meets all applicable regulatory requirements and will work with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to contest the allegations.

The EPA and California Air Resources Board told the automaker they believe its auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. 

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Doylestown Auto Repair

Vehicle Maintenance is important

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Technician certification organization ASE surveys show a well-maintained vehicle not only lasts longer, it retains more of its resale value.

With a sluggish economic recovery and today’s consumers watching their finances carefully, it’s no surprise that the average age of vehicles in the United States is more than 11 years old, according to automotive research firm R.L. Polk and Co. With motorists holding on to their vehicles longer than ever before, maintenance takes an even greater importance in keeping roads — and people — safe.

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