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Alonso’s crew granted dispensation to work late to repair car

After consultation with state and IU officials, IndyCar set a regulation whereby team members need to depart the IMS paddock by 7.30pm each evening, to combat potential exposure to COVID-19 by reducing the number of people on site as swiftly as is reasonable.

However, the extensive damage to the #66 RuOff Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet after Alonso struck the Turn 4 wall late in today’s practice session led to the squad seeking and gaining a dispensation to stay on to carry out repairs.

Tomorrow is Fast Friday, when all cars’ BorgWarner turbos are tuned to produce 1.5-bar boost – up from ‘normal’ practice/raceday 1.3-bar – in order to prepare for qualifying weekend. Alonso’s crew is expected to be working until at least midnight to fix the car damage.

Taylor Kiel, managing director at the squad, told Motorsport.com that the team could take these duties in their stride, having needed to fix

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4 Automotive Repair Podcasts to Tune Into This Year

Do you want to learn more about what’s happening under the hood? You don’t have to be a mechanic to understand a few of the basics about your car. From changing the oil to checking your fluids and tire pressure, you can tackle a few basics on your own. Don’t have a mechanic in the family to teach you? No problem. Check out one of these automotive repair podcasts designed for the DIYer in all of us.

The Automotive Hour

Hosted by a technician and veteran mechanic, Louis Altazan shares four decades of experience and automotive wisdom in The Automotive Hour. This automotive repair podcast is hosted as a call-in show, with Altazan aiming to help everyone from experienced mechanics to people who have never held a wrench. He shares basic (and not-so-basic) tips every car owner should know. 

Wrench Nation

Hosted by Frank Leutz, experienced car guy, Wrench Nation

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Bicycle Repair and Maintenance

Eldi Emergency Spoke Bicycle Tool

A Spoke Recycler

The great thing about this bicycle spoke cutter and
bender is that it allows a mechanic equipped with a handful of long
spokes to fix bicycle wheels of any size. How? The tool shears the
head off the spoke. Then, by holding the spoke just so in the tool’s
jaws and squeezing the handles, an S shape is bent into the spoke’s
end as shown. Because you can put this shape anywhere along the spoke’s
length, you can size long spokes to fit every size wheel.

A Ride Mechanic’s Treasure

This spoke shaper is the perfect tool when you’re
wrenching for a ride or race. Instead of carrying several common spoke
lengths for repairs, simply pack a supply of long spokes and you’ll
be prepared to repair any wheel that needs help. It came in very handy
one year when I was

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Reliable Automotive – Buda, Kyle & San Marcos Auto Repair Shops

Your Trusted Choice For Auto Repairs

If you need auto repair in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, or the surrounding communities of Hays County, trust the professionals at Reliable Automotive. Our number one goal is total customer satisfaction, and our friendly staff will prove it to you on every visit while your auto repairs are performed to the highest standard.

100% Hays County Owned & Operated

Reliable Automotive is a local automotive repair shop that is 100% owned and operated in Hays County, Texas. Our story began with a single mechanic shop in San Marcos in 2012. Our goal was to provide not only auto repairs, but also to act as a resource within the community for all of your automotive needs. Through the years we’ve expanded to include locations in Buda, and most recently Kyle, TX. We continue to serve our community at every opportunity as we always have, from

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Collision Repair Plano | Auto Body Shop Plano TX

Linear Automotive is an Independent Auto Repair & Body Shop providing certified collision repair in Plano, Texas for accidents, hail damage dent repair, as well as factory scheduled maintenance and automotive repair services. Our full service auto body shop in Plano handles most late models. Our certified technicians and auto repair mechanics offer the best affordable auto repair in Plano. Be sure to ask about our BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Infiniti, and Audi repair service specialists. Call us at 972-633-2201 for the best certified auto repair, collision repair, and hail dent repair in Plano, Richardson, Dallas, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony, Garland, Addison, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Lucas, Rowlett, and all surrounding areas.

Free Inspections And 20% Off During COVID-19 Crisis

We’re proudly staying open to serve our fellow Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. To help out, our certified mechanics are going the extra mile by providing a

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Automotive Repair Questions Answered by Mechanics

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Automotive Repair
329 1719 Mar 10, 2020, 2:29 PM
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1990 11505 Feb 10, 2020, 2:20 PM
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5102 23412 Apr 3, 2020, 6:17 PM
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No new postsBrake Repair Help
Changing brake pads, drums and rotors can be tricky depending on the type of vehicle you have, ask questions here and find out if its easy enough for you to fix yourself.
353 2360 Jan 30, 2020, 12:45 PM
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659 2120 Oct 8, 2019, 3:40 AM
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No new postsCar Troubleshooting
Get general automotive repair and service questions answered and free helpful automotive advice in this forum.
13711 61482 Mar 25, 2020, 6:39 PM
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No new postsEngine and Car Noises
Does your car make a squealing or grinding noise when you are braking or steering, Then ask for help in this message board.
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Auto Repair Basics | FTC Consumer Information

The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It’s also important to know how to choose a good mechanic, the kinds of questions to ask, and your consumer rights. This kind of information may help you keep a lid on mechanical mistakes.

Repair Information

How to Choose a Repair Shop

What should I look for when choosing a repair shop?

  • Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for a repair shop before you need one to avoid being rushed into a last-minute decision.
  • Shop around by phone and online for the best deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs.
  • Ask to see current licenses if state or local law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General’s office or local
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Custom Motorized Bicycles, Sales, Repair, Parts, Bicycle Engine Kits, California, Los Angeles, Venice, Santa Monica

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Our bikes are 100% street legal,
& can go well over 40 MPH while getting up to 80 MPG.

We have a nice selection of reliable motored bicycles that are in stock & ready to purchase today!

With todays high gas prices, motorized bicycles are a very smart choice for easy economical transportation.

Vintage Schwinn bicycles have become the ‘Harley Davidson’ of the bicycle world,
& we feel these make the best (& coolest) motorbikes around.
Not only do we use vintage Schwinn bicycles, but we also build our motorbikes from many other
top quality names such as Felt, Dyno, Nirve,

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Auto Repair, Maintenance & Oil Change Coupons

Car Service Discounts near you

There is no need to travel very far to find discounts on car repair or car wash. Valpak.com offers local coupons to your local body shop and helps you find deals on the best car wash in town. Save time and money with online coupons for everything from tires to transmissions at Valpak.com.

Auto Service for Everyone

For you do-it-yourself mechanics, take advantage of savings on auto parts, paint and body work, and many other automotive parts and service. For those of us that are not a mechanic, Valpak offers free coupons on auto glass repair and windshield repair, windshield replacement, and car window tinting. Whether you need an inexpensive small fix, or an expensive transmission repair, you can look to Valpak.com to help save money on your car service.

Car Repairs & Maintenance

Print oil change coupons, car wash coupons and save on auto

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