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Mechanics are important members of racing teams. In this video, many mechanics work together to quickly get a vehicle race-ready after the vehicle hits a wall.

The first automobiles did not look like what people drive today. In the 1700s people tried to make cars that ran on steam. In the 1880s, inventors tried to make cars that would run well for everyday use. Carl Benz was one of the early inventors. He took the first public drive of his gas-powered vehicle in 1886. It only had three wheels!

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Auto mechanics work on cars. What kind of car do you like best? Why?


Have you ever read another book about auto mechanics or cars? If so, what did you learn?


There is a big need for auto mechanics in the United States. Why do you think this job is so important?

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