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The Inventor of the Cruise Control was Blind

July 1, 2017 - Reading time: 5 minutes

Here’s something that might seem counterintuitive to car drivers: The inventor of cruise control was BLIND. Yes, you read that right. His name was Ralph Teetor and he had no vision. Teetor dedicated his entire life to improving automobiles. At the age of five, Teetor was blinded in a shop accident, but that never stopped him. Car drivers have automatic transmission thanks to this mechanical engineering genius. People with “lead-feet” can thank this man for allowing them to cruise along at the same speed!

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How to Avoid that New Car Smell

June 1, 2017 - Reading time: 8 minutes

Buying a car is often a dream come true. With a new car often comes that new car smell. At first, it could have some appeal. But it can become a nuisance and get old fast! In fact, the odor isn't even healthy for car drivers and their passengers because it can cause respiratory problems down the line.

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Jerry Seinfeld's Show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

May 1, 2017 - Reading time: 4 minutes

If you have a love for vintage cars AND a love for comedy, you’re in for a treat. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s  “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is a program right up your alley! In every episode, Jerry picks up one of his comedian friends in a vintage car and they’re off for coffee or lunch. The viewer gets to be a fly on the wall and enjoy the witty banter between Jerry and his friends. Read more

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Top Springtime Road Trips In Georgia

April 7, 2017 - Reading time: 5 minutes

There are so many options of wonderful places to visit in Georgia. Now that spring has sprung, you might be considering that it could be the perfect time to hop in your car and enjoy the magic of our state. Here are some suggestions should you decide to take that well-deserved vacation.

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Get the Skinny on Hybrid Car Repair

September 9, 2013 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Hybrids have been on the scene for about 15 years now. As with all new technologies, I gave it a few years for the dust to settle and find out which direction things will take. With this in mind, I began serious study of the operational designs and characteristics of hybrid cars about 10 years ago. Read more

The Green Auto Repair Shop in Athens

July 24, 2013 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Let’s talk about environmentally-friendly practices and going green. Guess what? JMW was “green” before it was cool to be green! What do you mean you are green? A vehicle repair facility can generate some really nasty chemicals…you had better be recycling! Well, in fact we have always recycled… all the way back to the inception of this shop in 1992. Starting with tires, a quarterly report is generated on the Read more


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