Happy Presidents Day! While today actually commemorates George Washington’s birthday, it’s as good a time as any to acknowledge the work of all U.S. presidents, past and present. No matter your political affiliation, join us in thanking all of our past presidents for their service as Commander in Chief. If you have the day off school or work, enjoy the long weekend, and to everyone else, we hope you enjoy the holiday anyway! Happy Presidents Day, from your friends at Lynn Auto Repair in Jackson.
By the time General Norman Schwarzkopf's troops rolled into Kuwait in 1991 the automotive world was already in a transition period. Toyota, Nissan and Honda went after Cadillac, Lincoln and the German cars with their luxury versions of Lexus, Infiniti, and Acura.
Some features were fazing out like power antennas, hub caps, manual window cranks, the ole floor mounted headlight dimmer switch, flip-back side vent window quarter glass (that were great for a forced breeze in the summer) and even the ash tray.
Headlights evolved from acetylene or oil (before my time) to Tungsten, Halogen, HID (or electric arc), LED, and now Laser headlights.
A few features came and went like the motorized seat-belts in the early 1990's. They could wrap around your neck if you put your head out of the window while you shut or opened the door.
Then we had the 'Cupholder Wars'. There is no need for the goodol' plastic hangon side cup-holder. Soon all car brands inproved sales by merely adding four cup holders and then four more for the rear passengers and another in each door for a total of 12 cup holders(check your late model and tell me if I lie).
Some changes were motivated by issues with pollution, greenhouse gases, fuel efficiency, safety and convenience.
Now you got your smart key, your OBD II on board diagnostics, navigation, turbochargers on economy engines, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing and lift, TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system), bluetooth integration, window switches that are wireless bluetooth except for a common power feed, air bags, other safety systems, security systems, traction, stabilization, digital display, heads-up display, cameras, heated wiper blades, seats that heat, cool or massage, regenerative braking,
artificial intelligence in parking, lane change, radar based cruise control spacing between moving vehicles, semi-autonomous driving, self driving, braking, sharing safety information from one vehicle to other vehicles behind them automatically (Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)).
Now you get into your electric power like your: first hybrids, then plugin hybrids, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) with a range extender ((BEVx) completely electric powered but with gas generator emergency power (like the BMW i3)) and then your fully electric powered vehicles like Tesla and Nissan Leaf.
Although we are not rushing to fully electric vehicles there is also a big trend to electric in many incremental ways like electric steering, electric power brakes, and electric air conditioning compressor.
I leave you with: “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.” Ronald Reagan
We haven't lived in Jackson long and were looking for a mechanic. After using Lynn's I'm sure this is where we will be returning for future repairs. Great service, polite office staff, and fair prices. Thank you! - Lisa M.
What a beauty. This JASPER Remanufactured Ford 302 engine is very cool, it includes custom paint, intake and valve covers. Plus a 3 Year | 100,000 Mile Nationwide Parts & Labor Warranty. Stop by and talk to us here at Lynn Auto Repair in Jackson about your vehicle restoration project or any car or truck engine that you are having issues with. If we can't fix it then a JASPER remanufactured engine may be a great fit for you. BUILT IN THE USA - Celebrating 75 Years in 2017!
We have had many customers who needed a transmissions they could depend on over the years when they had issues and now we have the solution here at Lynn Auto Repair in Jackson thanks to JASPER Engines & Transmissions! Just announced is the addition of their Chrysler 65RFE-66RFE remanufactured transmission for the 2012 through current model year for: Dodge Durango - Jeep Grand Cherokee - RAM 1500, 2500, & 3500 trucks! Backed by a 3 Year | 100,000 Mile Nationwide Parts & Labor Warranty which is one of the many reasons we recommend them.
We now have a superior solution for the transmission issues in the 2014-2015 model GMC - Chevrolet 1500 series, Suburban, Tahoe, & Yukon trucks and SUV's with our partner JASPER Engines & Transmissions who has delivered a superior GM 6L80E Expanded Transmission product line! Just announced is the availability of the remanufactured 6-speed transmission for these models which will allow our drivers to KEEP their vehicles longer! Buying a new Yukon, Tahoe, Suburban or 1500 series is simply not cost effective when you can replace it with a 3 Year | 100,000 Mile Nationwide Parts & Labor Warranty product like JASPER with a 75 year history of working harder and smarter to ensure higher quality remanufacturing of engines, transmissions, and differentials.
This is the day you want to have your car or truck in tip-top condition! Seriously, the drive-thru here in Jackson is exactly what we feel the American car or truck was made for. The perfect family event is going out for that great burger and fries and everyone piling in with big smiles. Here at Lynn Auto Repair we hope you didn't miss this great occasion and made the most of it! Some fun facts: