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Car Culture-Lets all go to the Drive-In!

Let’s All Go to the Drive-In! Welcome to Leon’s Transmissions’ Car Culture. This month we look at Drive-in theatres. The first drive-in theatre was opened Tuesday, June 6th, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was $.25 cents per car plus $.25 cents per person. The Drive-in was the creation of Richard Hollingshead.…

Car Culture-Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets Copy

Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets It is no wonder that musicians have embraced the automobile for the design of their record albums. More than clothing or tattoos, the importance of the association of one’s self and the automobile makes a strong statement. With the origins of Rock ‘n’ Roll being established in the United States,…

Car Culture-Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets

Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets It is no wonder that musicians have embraced the automobile for the design of their record albums. More than clothing or tattoos, the importance of the association of one’s self and the automobile makes a strong statement. With the origins of Rock ‘n’ Roll being established in the United States,…

Size Doesn’t Matter

Size Doesn’t Matter To quote William E. Butterworth, Author of “Mighty Minicycles” (1976 Harvey House publishing), “A minibike is a two-wheeled motor vehicle which is not a moped,or a motor scooter, or a minicycle, or a full-sized motorcycle”. Minibikes came about in the 1930’s by do-it-yourselfers, who would weld together a frame and an engine.…

Car Culture-Lets Go RVing!!

Let’s Go RVing! I guess the first true RV’ers were the pioneers who set out across the country to find new lands. They packed all the luxuries they could and set off to their destination of choice! The recreational vehicle was not really defined however, until the time when the first automobiles were created. 1910…

Car Culture-Tip of the Month-That does not compute!

That does not compute! For those of you who remove and install your own transmissions, there are things to remember to include in your estimate! Many newer vehicles may require additional work that can result in your shop subletting portions of your repair to another shop, or even the dealership. It is important that the…

Car Culture-Let’s Split Man!

Car design continues to evolve over time. Styles and designs come and go, just like the fashion world. Some are never to be seen again, while others make a stylish, retro comeback. Originating in the 1930’s, the split rear window is due for a revisit. Art Deco automobiles like the 1934 Chrysler Airflow were a…

Car Culture-Lease or Buy Pt. 2 – Car Lease Contract: 7 Important Facts

Pt. 2 – Car Lease Contract: 7 Important Facts 1) A lease contract amount doesn’t change, even after an accident. If the consumer gets into a car accident and the vehicle is totaled, the consumer is responsible for the full lease contract amount. If the consumer put zero down, they often find that the insurance settlement…

Car Culture-Lease or Buy Pt. 1

Educating Your Customers on ‘Lease or Buy’ Decision Perhaps you have noticed a drop in your business this last year; a year when the stock market has enjoyed a profit and home values are up. Why then, does the auto repair business continue to struggle? There are many theories as to why this is occurring,…

Car Culture-Great Balls Almighty

Great Balls Almighty! The year was 1967. The ‘Newlywed Game’ premiers on television, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion, Sonny and Cher have a hit with “The Beat Goes On”, the United States is still testing nuclear bombs in the Nevada desert, and the 76 Union Oil Company releases their…