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Glen and RaeAnn Hayward, of Good Works Auto Repair in Tempe, along with some other small business owners, were invited to a sit-down with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, October 3rd. The VP was in town to discuss the need for tax reform. In the speech he gave to local business and community leaders, he said that the president wanted him “to listen to the job creators and to listen to the great leadership in Arizona about the best way to go forward.”  

Good Works Auto Repair are members of their local Chambers of Commerce, have A+ ratings with the BBB, and are proud Members of the Bumper to Bumper Radio Preferred Repair Shop Network. They volunteer with many local charity events including Safe Kids Car Seat Inspections, Feed My Starving Children, Car Seat Recycling, and Spina Bifida Walk n Roll. You'll also hear them as frequent guests on Bumper to Bumper Radio.

Conveniently located in Tempe near Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Scottsdale, Good Works is less than a mile away from the Light Rail Station at Price Freeway and Apache Boulevard. For appointments, call 480-568-4290 or visit .

Traffic Safety

New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

In a new study, AAA found drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features experienced very high levels of visual and mental demand for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message. Removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash, according to previous research.

“Using these technologies while driving can have dangerous consequences, as motorists could miss stop signs, pedestrians and other vehicles for over half a minute while their eyes and attention are off the road and hands off the wheel,” said Michelle Donati, communications manager for AAA Arizona.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety commissioned researchers from the University of Utah to examine the visual (eyes off road) and cognitive (mental) demand as well as the time it took drivers to complete a task using the infotainment systems in 30 new 2017 vehicles. Participants were required to use voice command, touch screen and other interactive technologies to make a call, send a text message, tune the radio or program navigation, all while driving down the road.

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Adults admit to not always using safety belts in the back seat

Arlington, VA – The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust today announced the winners of the 2017 BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics. These awards are presented to businesses in recognition of best practices in leadership, character, and organizational ethics. The winners are:

  • Tri-City Transmissions,  Tempe, AZ (category 1 – 1-10 employees)
  • Coastal Payroll Service, San Diego, CA (category 2 – 11-99 employees)
  • Baker Electric Solar, Escondido, CA (category 3 – 100-499 employees)
  • WPS Health Solutions, Madison, WI (category 4 – 500 or more employees)

“These companies deserve public recognition for the steps they take each day to ensure ethical treatment of their customers, employees, vendors and suppliers, stakeholders, and the communities in which they do business,” said Genie Barton, President of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.

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Fewer crowds, mild weather and budget-friendly options attract fall travelers

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 19, 2017) – Summer’s over and kids are back in school, but many people are making plans for at least one more getaway this fall, before the arrival of another busy holiday season. According to a new survey from AAA, more than one in four Americans (28 percent) expects to take a vacation this year between Labor Day and Thanksgiving

“We have seen strong demand for travel throughout the course of the year, and Americans are discovering that traveling during the fall season is a best kept secret,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “Travelers increasingly prioritize immersive travel experiences and autumn offers more opportunities for them to explore a destination’s local culture, thanks to fewer crowds and mild weather.

What type of damage salt water can do to a car? It can effect the batteries, engines, brake lines, computers and more. The Car Coach®, Lauren Fix joins the Weather Channel to talk about all the car loss and what you should look for in a water damaged vehicle.

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Rear View Safety, an industry leader in the sales and distribution of vehicle safety solutions, including backup camera systems, backup sensor systems, driver fatigue systems, mobile DVRs, and dash cameras, is always looking towards the future. The company is proud to announce their 2018 complete product catalog.

The Brooklyn based company released over 50 new safety solutions this year, including the RVS-77550 360+ Bird's Eye View System with Lane Changing Cameras, and the RVS-776718-FLML G-Series Backup Camera System with Frameless Mirror Monitor and Mirrorlink.  

The new 85-page catalog features over 300 unique safety solutions, from backup camera systems and backup sensor systems, to driver fatigue systems, dash cameras, mobile DVRs and everything in between. Click here to view a digital version, or call 800-764-1028 to order a physical copy.

"We've had a busy year. It's important for us to stay on the cutting edge of safety solutions, and utilize the highest quality technology for all of our products," said Rear View Safety Executive Vice President Joseph Schechter.

To find out more information about the 2018 product catalog, or to learn more about the company in general, please visit the organization's official website today at or call 800-764-1028.

HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Houston-based TAXA Outdoors Inc, the leading manufacturer of alternative RVs prized by outdoor enthusiasts, is unveiling an 18-foot travel trailer called Mantis at RV Open House, Sept. 18-22 near Elkhart, Indiana.

The Mantis is a rugged 18-foot-long camping trailer that comfortably sleeps 4 adults, weighs under 2,300 pounds and can be stored in a standard length and height garage. Along with Taxa's NASA inspired design and integrated plumbing and electrical systems, it has all the necessities needed for your outdoor adventure lifestyle.

The basic Camp Mantis is entirely run on two 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries stowed in the kitchen area or shore power with a 110-volt inverter, either of which can power the 12-volt refrigerator. The enhanced Trek Mantis also is plumbed for propane, which can be used for the two-burner stove, water heater and propane-powered refrigerator, with an optional Truma Combi furnace for year round use. Air conditioning is optional on either model.

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