Story by Superior Auto Institute
During the month of September, Toyota had a massive recall of many of its popular Camry and Prius editions which happens to be its best selling cars at the moment. It appears that the gas pedal was getting stuck to the floor mat which is more than just a huge issue when it comes to people’s safety.
Right now for those who are driving these cars, people are asked to go to a Toyota dealer near them in order to have their gas pedal shortened starting January of 2010. By spring of 2010, new pedals will be arriving in order to fix the issue for good. There is no reason to believe that the problem has anything other than to do with a length issue. As another precaution, Camry and Pruis drivers are asked to remove their driver’s side floor mats.
Safety is Toyota’s number 1 concern and they are on top of what needs to be done in order to fix this issue. Here is a statement: "The safety of our owners and the public is our utmost concern and Toyota has and will continue to thoroughly investigate and take appropriate measures to address any defect trends that are identified."
Here is a list of cars that Toyota has recalled for this issue:
2007-2010 model year Camry
2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma
2007-2010 Toyota Tundra
2007-2010 Lexus ES350
2006-2010 Lexus IS250/350
When it comes to things that could go wrong on cars there are so many situations that could happen. Some are major problems that are not fixable while others are problem that are easily fixed. Luckily, a dent is easier to fix today than it was years ago.
Before the 1970’s fixing a dent meant pulling the car apart from the outside in, knocking the dent out, sanding down and then repainting.
During this day in age, Paintless Dent Repair is used which requires the knowledge of glue-pulling. To learn this procedure a two-week training course is required. By the time your two weeks is up you are ready to head out into the world to start your career as a technician. As a technician you could earn $100 for every car you fix.
Superior Auto Institute is a great school which specializes in Paintless Dent Repair which means someone is always standing by to take your call. You will be trained one-on-one by a professional in a real-time setting rather than in a classroom. You will train on car’s that come through auto auctions which means you could work on your favorite car through your training.
Paintless Dent Repair is more than just a job, it’s a career. A career that you just might enjoy or even an addition to the reconditioning shop you already own.