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Subaru CVT - Why you should have it and when you shouldn't.

Subaru CVT - Why you should have it and when you shouldn't. | aspect two subaru technology | Scoop.it
How the Subaru CVT works, which Subaru's have it and how much gas you can expect to save by getting one at Manchester Subaru, a NH Subaru dealer.
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Alex Boyd's comment, April 9, 2014 9:36 AM
Manual transmissions can no longer deliver the same level of efficiency that a modern automatic can. The 2014 Forester averages five MPG better with the Continuously Variable automatic transmission as opposed to the 6 speed manual.
Alex Boyd's comment, April 9, 2014 9:38 AM
The CVT is not a typical automatic. There are no "gears" to shift from like you would expect. There are two pulleys that can infinitely change their size to continuously vary the gear ratio. This offers advanced control of drive ratios and allows the vehicle to achieve maximum efficiency and performance.
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Electronic Repair Order - ADP Dealer Services

Electronic Repair Order is easy-to-use system that assigns repairs to technicians automatically based on their availability and skills.
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Alex Boyd's comment, April 7, 2014 9:26 AM
Electronic repair orders are a more efficient way to dispatch technicians. All of the ROs are more organized, and easily accessible without a paper trail. You can still write in cause and correction. The ultimate goal is to accomplish more work in a shorter timespan.
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Auto Mechanic

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Alex Boyd's comment, April 4, 2014 9:33 AM
Computers are becoming a vital part of automotive diagnosis. They have become as important as your toolbox full of tools. The average car has more complex wiring than the average house.
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Subaru EyeSight™

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EyeSight is a second pair of eyes that monitors the road ahead and recognises potentially dangerous driving situations. Learn about EyeSight here.
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Alex Boyd's comment, March 5, 2014 9:39 AM
Eyesight has the ability, through two cameras mounted at the top center of the windshield, to control the brakes and throttle to make driving safer. It can prevent an accident by applying the brakes, should you get close to hitting somebody or something.
Alex Boyd's comment, March 5, 2014 9:40 AM
Eyesight also allows for adaptive cruise control, which allows the driver to set a speed and let it go. If another car comes up in front of you, the car can slow down and adapt to that situation through control of the brakes and throttle.
Alex Boyd's comment, March 5, 2014 9:41 AM
Eyesight is also able to warn you of possible hazards. Using an audible alarm, Eyesight can alert you when the car ahead of you starts moving after a red light. It can also alert you when your vehicle unintentionally drifts out of your lane.
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Service Solution

Service Solution | aspect two subaru technology | Scoop.it
SMI replaces the old multi-point inspection process that leads to low quality inspections and a low closing rate with a new engaging process.
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Alex Boyd's comment, April 7, 2014 9:30 AM
SMI stands for safety maintenance inspection. Every vehicle serviced at a dealership should have some sort of safety check done. SMI is a system that standardizes inspection items, and delivers them to the customer in a visual form.
Alex Boyd's comment, April 7, 2014 9:31 AM
The program has several ways of contacting the customer. It can send text messages to the customer's cell phone, or it can email the customer.
Alex Boyd's comment, April 7, 2014 9:34 AM
The idea is to build trust with the customer. The messages from SMI arrive before the service advisor can call the customer. This allows the customer to see visually what is wrong with their vehicle and what they can do to fix it as soon as possible. This increases customer return rate, and increases sales. The customer seems more likely to make decisions when they don't have to respond directly to another person
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From ‘mechanic’ to ‘technician’: How auto jobs have transformed

From ‘mechanic’ to ‘technician’: How auto jobs have transformed | aspect two subaru technology | Scoop.it
As the cars on our streets have become more computerized, repair workers must be more highly-skilled.
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Alex Boyd's comment, April 4, 2014 9:22 AM
The fact that automotive technicians are no longer called mechanics says a lot about the job. Because computers are used in favor of mechanical diagnosis methods where applicable, this trade is becoming highly skilled. Years ago, an average person could likely repair their vehicle. Today, skilled, factory trained workers are necessary for proper service of vehicles.
Alex Boyd's comment, April 4, 2014 9:24 AM
Typically requiring only a high school education, this field is easy to get into. Entry level jobs are simple, and if you so desire, you can work your way up the ladder with time. Mean income for a technician is a good bit above typical income of someone without a degree at just under $40,000
Alex Boyd's comment, April 4, 2014 9:27 AM
The need for skilled workers in this field is becoming greater as older technicians are retiring. Not enough skilled workers are present to replace those who are retiring. Most problems today involve computer and software problems.
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Boston Subaru Dealer | What is Symmetrical All Wheel Drive? | Planet Subaru Hanover Massachusetts

Boston Subaru Dealer | What is Symmetrical All Wheel Drive? | Planet Subaru Hanover Massachusetts | aspect two subaru technology | Scoop.it
Planet Subaru demonstrates the benefits of Symmetrical All Wheel Drive...lots of pictures and video.
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Alex Boyd's comment, March 6, 2014 9:20 AM
There are many advantages to Subarus AWD system. For one, there is much greater control in the snow and ice, because the transmission controls which of the 4 wheels receives how much power. You also have greater control during acceleration, as wheelspin is near impossible. In addition, your tires wont wear as quickly, seeing as there is less wheelspin.
Alex Boyd's comment, March 6, 2014 9:23 AM
Subaru's AWD is different than conventional four wheel drive. The active torque vectoring system can control which wheel receives how much power. In the event of wheelspin, a certain wheel can be stopped from spinning, and the other wheels can compensate. All wheel drive makes it very difficult to get stuck
Alex Boyd's comment, March 6, 2014 9:27 AM
Subaru engineers their cars to have all wheel drive, rather than add it on later like most vehicles. A lot of AWD cars also have a front wheel drive rendition, which is usually adapted to all wheel drive rather than being engineered with it in the first place. The front and center differentials are integrated into the transaxle for ease of service and assembly.