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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

    #315 The Twisty Tail of the Dragon: From Adrenaline Rush to Traveler’s Haven Tapoco Lodge

    #315 The Twisty Tail of the Dragon: From Adrenaline Rush to Traveler’s Haven Tapoco Lodge

     

    From Curves to Comfort: The Tail of the Dragon Leads to Traveler's Paradise 

    The journey begins with a sense of anticipation, knowing you're about to tackle one of the most legendary roads in the world. Each curve tests your skill and reflexes, creating a symphony of speed and control. The roar of your engine echoes through the mountains, harmonizing with the symphony of nature around you. Every twist and turn brings a new challenge, a new thrill, making the drive a heart-pounding experience from start to finish.



    As you conquer the last of the Dragon's twists, a sense of triumph washes over you. The adventure doesn't end here, though. Just minutes away lies the Historic Tapoco Lodge, a sanctuary of comfort and hospitality nestled beside the lush Nantahala National Forest. The lodge's charm is immediately apparent as you arrive, the rustic elegance of its architecture blending seamlessly with the natural beauty surrounding it.



    Grab a beverage and join us as General Manager talent Valerie Frapp of the Tapoco Lodge joins us for the history and fun of it all!



     

    • 57 min
    #314 Navigating Mexican Roadways: Essential Safety Tips for Drivers

    #314 Navigating Mexican Roadways: Essential Safety Tips for Drivers

     



    Driving in Mexico offers a distinctive experience due to its diverse landscapes, unique road conditions, and different driving customs. To ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, being well-prepared is crucial.



    On this special edition of WrenchNation, we focus on driving safely in Mexico. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, we've got essential tips to help you navigate Mexican roads safely with a few real-world experiences shared regarding gas station scams to be aware of, roadway conditions to prepare for and a slew of other simple tips you can utilize to ensure a great road trip experience.



     



     

    • 59 min
    #313 Vehicle AC Tips to Keep You Cold & Sane

    #313 Vehicle AC Tips to Keep You Cold & Sane

    Making your summer drives cool and hassle-free! 

    Welcome to today's episode, where we dive into a topic that's especially crucial as the warmer months approach: vehicle air conditioning tips. Whether you're preparing for a long summer road trip or just aiming to keep your daily commute comfortable, having an efficient and effective car AC system is key. Today's discussion is designed to be consumer-friendly, easy to understand, and straightforward, so you can apply these tips right away while consulting with your neighborhood mechanic or dealership.



    Finally, we'll address some common problems and their straightforward solutions. From dealing with weak airflow to strange noises and unpleasant odors, we’ll provide clear, actionable advice to tackle these issues head-on. By the end of this episode, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to keep your car's AC running smoothly, ensuring a comfortable ride no matter how high the temperature climbs.

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    #312 Driven by Excellence: Concierge Service for Pickup and Delivery of Your Vehicle

    #312 Driven by Excellence: Concierge Service for Pickup and Delivery of Your Vehicle

     



    Picture this: A bustling city scene with cars honking and people rushing about their day. Amidst this chaos, a smiling customer stands in front of their house, waving goodbye to their car as it's whisked away by a friendly automotive service professional. As the car disappears into the distance, a sense of relief washes over the customer's face.



    Let's delve into the world of vehicle pickup and delivery, where convenience meets efficiency for both consumers and automotive service operations with special guests Loop CEO Dawson Lamb & Kirsten Zaremba



     

    • 58 min
    #311 Six Decades of the Porsche 911: A Timeless Legacy

    #311 Six Decades of the Porsche 911: A Timeless Legacy

     



    The Porsche 911 isn't just a car; it's the ultimate sports car experience—intense, purpose-driven, battle-tested, and thrilling! Since it first dazzled the world as a prototype in 1963, the 911 has consistently shattered expectations, all while maintaining its iconic shape and its ferocious, giant-killing spirit.



    Tune in to this special edition of WrenchNation as we sit down with acclaimed author Randy Leffingwell. His latest book, "Porsche 911 60 Years," is a literary gem that provides a comprehensive and compelling account of the iconic Porsche 911's six-decade legacy.

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    #310 Revolutionize Your Ride: Exploring the Possibilities of Electric Motor Swaps for Gas Engines

    #310 Revolutionize Your Ride: Exploring the Possibilities of Electric Motor Swaps for Gas Engines

    Rob Ward , our special guest on this edition of WrenchNation, is the visionary behind Legacy EV, serving as the company's founder and CEO. Rob's automotive enthusiasm ignited at the age of 12 when he began working at his Grandfather's Auto Shop. Over the years, he has crafted numerous classic cars, showcasing them nationwide and earning numerous accolades. With two decades of expertise in electrical construction and engineering, Rob possesses a profound knowledge of electrical systems crucial for pushing the boundaries of EV technology. Drawing from his successful entrepreneurial history, Rob established Legacy EV, steering the company's growth to a national scale. The venture has captured the attention of prominent news outlets, pioneered one of the inaugural EV kit installation curriculums, and established a widespread network of authorized installers. Notably, Legacy EV has secured over 20 distribution deals with major manufacturers, solidifying its presence in the thriving EV industry.



     

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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51 Ratings

51 Ratings

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