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Do Cabin Air Filters Help Winter Breathing Problems?

When some people think about cabin air filters, they conjure up images of summertime, air conditioning and musty smells. The reality is that cabin air filters work the majority of their magic when temperatures drop and cause winter breathing problems. Every...

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Mazda Timing Belt And Chain Replacement

In this article, we’re going to be looking at the ­timing components on the Mazda line of vehicles. We’ll be focusing on timing belts since they are considered a service item and will present the greater amount of opportunity for replacement. Then,...

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Honda Element Brake Job

It may look like a car that was never removed from the box it came in, but the Honda Element isn’t boxy when it comes to the brakes. Based on the CR-V platform, there is also nothing tricky when it comes to service. But, its brake system is hardware...

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Electronic Proportioning Valve: Doing More With Less Hardware

Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and the HCU are replacing proportioning, combination and other valves to change the braking forces in the front and rear. This is called Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and it can dynamically change the proportioning...

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GM Power Steering Noise/Leaks

GM: Power Steering Noise/Leaks from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Conditions MODELS: -2009-2015 Buick LaCrosse (Equipped with Hydraulic Power Steering) -2010-2013 Buick Regal -2012-2015 Buick...

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Tire Tread Wear: Causes And Symptoms

Understanding Tire Tread Wear Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them. Over-inflated...

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The Ins And Outs Of Sanders

Sanders are required tools in today’s collision repair shop. Body techs and painters rely upon them every day to achieve that perfect finish on your customers’ vehicles. Whether you’re prepping a panel for paint or removing imperfections before...

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Are You Regularly Maintaining Your Equipment?

Technicians who are idling because the welder won’t feed wire, the hydraulic ram won’t pull chains, the booth heater won’t heat or the air compressor won’t compress enough air is a costly mistake, as labor time is the most expensive thing in any...

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Celebrate 'Back To The Future' Day By Watching The Time Machine Get A 2015 Detail

    For many today is just another Wednesday, but for a lot of people it is more than just your average Wednesday, it is "Back to the Future" Day. It is a day that everyone who watched the cult classic trilogy Back to the Future recognizes...

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OTC,  a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released the latest Encore diagnostics software update with new coverage for most Asian and domestic 2015...Read More

 

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Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new series of compact and ergonomic ratchets for the vehicle service industry. The versatile CP7829 and CP7829H ratchets...Read More

HUBB has introduced a new oil filter to the automotive aftermarket. The company says the HUBB filter's patented design provides significant engine protection, cost-savings and environmental benefits. The filter is backed with a 100,000-mile performance guarantee.Read More

Biodiesel is one of the most common alternative fuels in use today. Chemically named methyl esters, biodiesel is produced from various sources such as agricultural oils (soy, corn, canola, etc.), recycled cooking oil and animal fats. Due to the reactive nature of biodiesel, consideration of seals and materials is needed when choosing a hose reel and plumbing.Read More

The new Pass Thru Pro III brings OEM reprogramming to the independent repair shop, allowing technicians to update software/firmware in the vehicle's electronic control unit with software directly from the OEMs, fixing software-controlled driveability and emissions issues.Read More

Whether the installation involves a thermostat, radiator cap or fuel cap, MotoRad says it has streamlined the process of finding a specific part by adding two new search tools to its website, motoradusa.com.Read More

The new mobile app from iATN gives its members the opportunity to fully participate in all network discussions from their iPhone or iPad. With...Read More

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil has been reformulated to further meet the lubrication needs of modern European gasoline and diesel cars...Read More

Cambridge-based PartsTech Inc., a provider of next-generation e-commerce technology for repair shops, recently announced that users will now have access to more than 550 brands and 2.2 million part numbers through the PartsTech auto parts ordering system.Read More

Permatex will continue its long time sponsorship of the Follow A Dream Race Team as the team's corporate sponsor for the 2016 NHRA Championship Top Alcohol Funny Car Series. The Follow A Dream team enters the new season on the heels of a 2nd place finish in the Eastern Region and a 7th place finish nationally in 2015.Read More

Motorcraft's bag-in-a-box currently features eight part numbers: 5W-20 and 5W-30 semi synthetic oil; 5W-20 and 5W-30 full synthetic oil; 10W-30 and 15W-40 diesel engine oil; and MERCON V and MERCON LV. A box provides the equivalent of 24 quarts or six gallons of product - enough for several oil changes.Read More
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OTC Encore Update Includes New 2015 Vehicle Coverage

OTC,  a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released the latest Encore diagnostics software update with new coverage for most Asian and domestic 2015 model year vehicles, expanded coverage for...More

Associated Equipment Offers Heavy-Duty, U.S.-Made Jumpstarter

Associated Equipment Corporation (AEC) offers the KS400 Professional Heavy Duty Industrial Jump Start, designed, manufactured and patented in the United States. The KS400 KwikStartPRO’s features were...More

Chicago Pneumatic's New Ratchets Come In 3/8" and 1/2" Sizes

Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new series of compact and ergonomic ratchets for the vehicle service industry. The versatile CP7829 and CP7829H ratchets come with two socket size options – 3/8”...More

Arnott Air Suspension Introduces New Air Spring

Arnott Air Suspension Products has announced the introduction of a new right or left rear air spring for the 2002-’09 Lexus GX 470, the Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Prado Land Cruiser. Arnott’s air spring...More

Associated Equipment Offers Heavy-Duty, U.S.-Made Jumpstarter

    Associated Equipment Corporation (AEC) offers the KS400 Professional Heavy Duty Industrial Jump Start, designed, manufactured and patented in the United States. The KS400 KwikStartPRO’s...More

ALI Lowers Price of Lifting It Right Online Lift Safety Training Course

  The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has lowered the price of its Lifting It Right online lift safety training course from $29 to $24 per person. The interactive course, hosted by NASCAR legends...More