It's Columbus Day!

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Columbus Day is a day that commemorates a time when the Americas were first discovered. Christopher Columbus can be credited with going on a voyage and discovering the Americas.

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Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

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Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Van Meter Auto Repair, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

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Why is your engine squealing?

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If you drive a Jaguar, BMW, Land Rover, Porsche, Subaru, or other luxury or performance vehicle, the last thing you want to do is start your engine to be met with the sound of a screeching drive belt. Fortunately, we at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ have you covered.

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How do you jump start your car?

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If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At Van Meter Auto Repair we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

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The Manual Transmission - What’s it Made of?

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Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.

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Manual Transmissions Do What?

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Just because manual transmissions aren’t as common these days as they used to be, there are still many out there, and at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, our certified technicians know how to keep them running at their best.

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