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Invest in your Future and Be a Better Version of Yourself!

Invest in your Future and Be a Better Version of Yourself!

Invest In Your Future and Be a Better Version of Yourself A study through Gettysburg College stated that on average a person will spend up to 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime! We are here to pose the question, why not make those hours count, all while being the best version of yourself that you can be!  At American Import Auto, Inc., we believe in a healthy work life balance, because lets face it, if you are going to put in hours at a work place, you might as well enjoy yourself too! We are an engaging group of individuals that thrive off empowering one another in a team atmosphere. All while working towards the future of the Auto Repair industry. Everyone on our team holds an important role in the success of our business and we truly promote a great company culture by allowing the opportunity for each of us to improve and help each other build skills. We are a team through and through!  You might even be new to the Venice community! In that cas ... read more

What is the Brakes for Breasts Program

What is the Brakes for Breasts Program

What is the Brakes for Breasts Program?     For the month of October, until the 31st, we are offering our Brakes for Breasts promotion. That means free Brake Pad or Shoes all October long. We donate 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. This is not only to our shop but shops across the country are participating in this to raise over $100,000 in proceeds! We want to defeat our goal from last year which was $680.00. This all happens around Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is also in October.  This is a wonderful cause we are happy to support but some may be completely clueless when it comes to anything Brakes related, other than that they make the car stop. Let's be honest, when they tell me I need new Brakes, I am sent a detailed inspection report, and shown all the pictures to see that diagnosi ... read more

What Makes Headlights Cloudy?

What Makes Headlights Cloudy?

What Makes Headlights Cloudy? Driving at night can be dangerous in itself due to the limited visibility that some roads or places you may be are. But, you don't want your headlights to be an added reason to why you might be having visibility issues. When headlights turn cloudy and yellow, it's primarily caused by the deterioration of the UV layer.  Good thing at American Import Auto, Inc., we are here to keep you safe and fix those visibility issues! We partner with our BG Product reps and present you with the BG Headlight Restoration Sealant. This little miracle in a box completely took away our clients Jeep Wrangler headlights fogginess and scratchiness!  Each vehicle is made differently, and the headlight restoration process is timely and meticulous in the prep process. We want to ensure you that here, you have skilled technicians working on the restoration for you and are taking the necessary steps in order to come out with an immaculat ... read more

Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Oil?

Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Oil?

Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Oil?    Oil, a major component to your vehicle, and often times can be leaking from those compartments that holds it. A guest of ours recently came into our shop with the complaint of a "hot smell". Our technician Tony informed me that the term "hot smell" usually always refers to the smell that stems from an oil leak, where the oil is dripping onto another component in the vehicle and burning essentially. In this case, the oil leak was coming from a bad Valve Cover Gasket. Oil leaking from or around the engine can be potentially dangerous. You could significantly damage your engine if you let an oil leak go. You want to avoid fire hazards, but also, future expensive repairs.  He found this leak upon doing a thorough visual inspection, oil residue found coming out of the Valve Cover Gasket.    What Tony found was the oil that was l ... read more

Why Are Loud Noises Coming from Under My Car?

Why Are Loud Noises Coming from Under My Car?

Why are Loud Noises Coming from Under My Car?    While this can be a generic question with multiple causes, this direct occurrence was due to a failing Driveshaft. The Driveshaft Coupler needed replacement inside of a Corvette's Torque Shaft. A whole lot of big words with so many different responsibilities for allowing your vehicle to move. Let's get back to the basics...What is a Driveshaft anyway?     A Driveshaft is part of the Drivetrain system, this is responsible for the drivability of your vehicle.  There is something called Torque in an engine, which is the measurement of force that transmits the engine power to the Transmission. In this specific vehicle, the Driveshaft is a long round shaft that goes from the Engine to differential gears to the transmission that create torque and turn the wheels of the car. When the output shaft of the Transmissio ... read more

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