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Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Strut Assembly Repair

Always replace your entire strut assembly at one time—the suggestion of replacing the individual parts of your strut assembly might be the worst advice we’ve heard in a while. This well-intentioned advice seems to come primarily from those whose want to save money now as opposed to later. A simple rule of thumb is that if the struts or coil springs are being replaced because of age or wear, then also replace the mounts. A worn or damaged part of your strut assembly can cause a variety of symptoms so they should be inspected by a qualified technician before repairs begin. This means a disassembly of the entire strut and spring assembly is required to remove and replace the failing part. Therefore replacing all worn components at the same time could save you from doing the work a second time.

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Categories: Car Safety| Suspension

Automatic Link: A Smartphone Application that Helps You Take Care of Your Car

A San Francisco based start-up, Automatic Labs Incorporated, has created a wireless connector that connects into your car’s data port and acts as a smart link to your car’s data system that can be easily accessible through your smartphone through their application. The application has some really useful features and is available for only $69.95 and works for both iOS and Android smartphone operating systems.


Any car made after 1996 has an ODB-II port and a computer data system smart enough to connect to this application. The application uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology and energy-saving algorithms that are meant to minimize your phone’s battery consumption. The installation of the application with your car is easy; you simply plug in their Automatic Link into the ODB-II port and then you set it up via Bluetooth after you download the application on your smartphone. The application’s main goal is to improve a driver’s experience, and their ingenious way of doing so is really creative and modern. At the moment the application and its link are on pre-sale for a September date and below I will list some of its features.

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