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The Automotive Hour, Weekly Podcast of AGCO Automotive Corporation

Think you can handle the "automotive truth"? Expert technician and veteran auto repair shop owner Louis Altazan shares his four plus decades of automotive wisdom with everyone through this lively call-in program sure to help everyone from do-it-yourselfers to folks that will never hold a wrench.

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2018-09-15.mp3

Today smaller engines produce as much horsepower as larger engines a few years ago. Is it better to buy smaller or larger? Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss this and answer questions from callers.

45mins

15 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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2019-02-16.mp3

Automotive fuel pumps, why they fail and how to make them last longer. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

52mins

16 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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2019-03-30.mp3

Do it yourself is getting more difficult on newer vehicles. Some things can still be done at home and sometimes better than a shop may do. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

47mins

30 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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2019-12-21.mp3

High mileage oil, TPMS and landmines shops sometimes run across in service. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and more in this episode.

45mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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2018-06-09.mp3

Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive Transmission Technician Josh Wilson discuss automatic transmission repair, service and clear up a few myths about transmission service.

46mins

9 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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2018-06-02.mp3

An encore of a classic Automotive Hour originally broadcast in February 2011. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss communicating concerns to a repair shop and answer calls from listeners

47mins

2 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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2019-05-18.mp3

Buying a used vehicle with 100K miles and then getting 100K more. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss some ways to accomplish this and answer calls from listeners.

45mins

18 May 2019

Rank #7

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2019-10-26.mp3

Why mud grip tires may chop and advanced lighting on newer vehicles. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

45mins

26 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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2019-08-10.mp3

Considering the costs of technology when shopping for a vehicle. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

44mins

10 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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2019-06-01.mp3

What happens if a vehicle is operated as in some TV commercials? Data collected by vehicles and are manufacturers trying to eliminate the independent auto repair shop? Louis Altazan and Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

44mins

1 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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2018-12-01.mp3

An encore presentation of a classic automotive hour from 2011. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss inspection of components, how procedures have changed and answer calls from listeners

45mins

1 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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2020-03-07.mp3

Extended warranties and how the best way to win may be to avoid them. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive general manager Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

46mins

7 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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2019-10-19.mp3

Reasons why a transmission flush may not be a good idea. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

36mins

19 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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2019-01-19.mp3

The costs of transportation is real and can really hurt if we fail to prepare for it. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss methods of looking at this issue that can help.

48mins

19 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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2019-12-28.mp3

Preventing valve carbon buildup in engines with direct injection and a reminder about old tires. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

44mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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2019-04-13.mp3

Evaporative or EVAP system cause more check engine lights than almost anything else. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss some reasons why and how to avoid misdiagnosis.

48mins

13 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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2019-06-08.mp3

Steve Cook, author of OBDII diagnosis made easy, is our guest this week. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss the book with Steve and answer questions from callers.

43mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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2019-09-07.mp3

Wheel alignment and hidden issues after a collision are this weeks topics. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

44mins

7 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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2018-07-14.mp3

Fallacies and un-truths that can cause damage to a vehicle. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive lead technician Brian Terry discuss these and answer calls from listeners.

44mins

14 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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2020-03-14.mp3

Diagnosing misfires with a more logical approach. Louis Altazan and AGCO Automotive general manager Brian Terry discuss these and a bit on drivelines.

46mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #20