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  • Lifestyles Cruise TimeOctOber 15, 2014 The Reflector D

    Quality - ASE Certified TechniciansWarranty - 2 Years, 25,000 MilesExtended Warranty Work - AcceptedConvenience - Free Customer ShuttleSame Day Service - On Most RepairsNo Surprises - On Your Bill. All prices must be approved before any work is doneWe Accept National AccountsWork Done Right - the First Time, On Time100% Customer Satisfaction - Our Most Important Goal


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    Included in the 40-Point check: Engine oil level Transmission fluid level Brake fluid level Window wash fluid level Power steering fluid level Coolant fluid level Operation of horn, interior lights, exterior

    lamps, turn signals, hazard and brake lamps

    Hoses check: radiator, heater and air conditioning

    Windshield checks for cracks, chips, pitting, and washer and wiper operation

    Drive belts check Brakes check: lines, hoses, parking brake

    operation, wheel end for end-play and bearing noise and lining measurements

    Clutch operation check, if equipped CV axle boots, if equipped Drive Shaft and linkage checks for

    operation and lubrication Exhaust system checks for leaks, loose

    parts and damage Leaks check for oil and fluids Shocks, struts and other suspension parts:

    check for leaks and damage Steering and linkage operation check Battery check for state of health Tires check for tread depth, wear patterns,

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    choices difficult for

    Driving comparison held recently in area

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    the 18 vehicle choices included electric, diesel, hybrid and natural gas options. the event was staged at OMSI in Portland and brought in automotive journalists from all over the Northwest.

    the vehicles were tested for com-fort, styling, and fuel economy along with on road capa-bility. the collection of newest, most sophisticat-ed tech-

    nology featured everything from the natural gas Honda civic to the ram eco diesel truck.

    the winner of the Green car of the Year was the Volkswagen Golf tDI. the clean diesel Golf com-bines the great fun that a car with

    a 2.0 liter, 16 valve generating 236 pound-foot of torque can provide along with 45 miles to the gallon on the highway. the tDI clearly proves that a fuel efficient vehicle needs to be uninspiring to drive.

    Hot on its heels, however, was its sister car, the VW

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    Volkswagens first venture in the all electric marketplace and they did it in typical VW fashion. It generates a class leading 199 pound-foot of torque while upping the bar with a range of up to 90 miles on a charge.

    As fast as the newest entry comes out, a new competitor enters the marketplace with the Kia Soul eV which has just been launched.

    Since their introduction, most

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    alternative fueled vehicles

    The choices for alternative fueled vehicles has become more difficult these past couple of years and the Northwest Auto Press Association recently held a driving comparison competition and picked its top Green Cars.