Talk to any independent auto-repair mechanic, and you'll learn that the single most important item that keeps a shop in business is brakes. But hybrids and electric cars use their friction brakes far less aggressively than regular cars. That's because when the driver presses the pedal, some or all of the slowing comes from engaging an electric motor that acts as a generator to turn the car's momentum into electricity that recharges the battery pack. So what happens as hybrids and electrics grow more popular over the years and decades to come? Enter Joe Ferrer, owner of BS&F Auto Parts in...
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Focus: Carolyn Coquillette, Prius Mechanic Extraordinaire
The 2009 Female Mechanics Calendar includes renowned Prius mechanic Carolyn Coquilette of San Francisco's Luscious GarageJohn Voelcker