Fuel-efficient cars require specialized mechanics
In 2012 the automotive industry began a move toward environmentaly friendly and gas efficient cars. In 2011 alone more than 31,100 hybrid vehicles were sold. But this trend toward hybrid vehicles has had an effect on just “who” can fix those cars when there are problems. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports, it takes specialized mechanics to deal with the new line of fuel-efficient cars.
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