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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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Toyota Charging System Diagnostics

According to my experience, I estimate that replacing the alternator solves 95% of all charging system failures. If that’s true, what happens in the remaining 5% of charging system failures that results in customer comebacks? To explore charging system...

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The Engine Thermostat: Understanding Electronically Assisted Thermostats

The Engine Thermostat: What to Know About Electronically Assisted Thermostats The engine thermostat has been an important component in automotive internal combustion engines for almost a century. The engine thermostat helps to speed warmup and reduce...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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Rotor Failure: Why Rotors Crack And Make Noise

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference...

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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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Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines are prone to early carbon buildup. Vehicle owners will notice a drop in power and performance, sometimes before the...Read More

 

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On Oct. 19, the Automotive Service Association (ASA), and ASA-Texas, will host the third annual safety inspection forum in Houston. The forum’s mission...Read More

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Openbay has announced that its android application now accepts Android Pay, and has added multi-media messaging functionality. Now, when consumers need...Read More

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Permatex announces the addition of Permatex Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic’s Laundry Detergent. This professional-grade detergent is designed specifically...Read More

This month's Diagnostic Dilemma begins with a 2012 Jeep Rubicon that honked the horn each time a door was opened. The call came from a small-fleet diesel tech who also gets his share of his business owners' personal vehicle problems. Doing some information gathering, we discovered that the horn honked when the door was opened or when the exterior or interior lighting was activated.Read More

Makita U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool platform with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 6.0Ah battery (model BL1860B), which is compatible with over 150 Makita 18V cordless solutions.Read More

Finding refrigerant leaks saves time, money and most importantly, the environment from harmful emissions. The revisions in SAE J2791 and SAE J2913 establish new...Read More

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Coxreels announce the new Brawny option available for most 100 Series hose reels. The 100 Series reel can be mounted to a floor, wall,...Read More

From Brake & Front End
Adenna Inc. announces the recent signing of an agreement with Matco Tools. This agreement covers the distribution of Adenna’s synthetic and latex...Read More

The forum consisted of several segmented discussions focusing on topics such as cybersecurity, consumer privacy and government oversight. Attendees heard from experts representing entities from across the automotive industry and the federal government.Read More

The partnership between Atlas Copco is timed perfectly, the company says, as DSR has completed a 25,000-square-foot expansion to provide inside areas for two professional teams, each of which will house four Freightliner semi tractors and 53-foot technology trailers along with rigs for others departments including mobile hospitality units and a showcar program.Read More
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Diagnosing Flood-Damaged Vehicles

When I encounter a flood-damaged vehicle, I’m reminded of the margarine commercial from the 1970s in which Mother Nature is fooled into thinking that the advertised margarine is real butter. This commercial...More

Avoid GDI Performance Loss With New BG GDI Fuel/Air Induction Service

Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines are prone to early carbon buildup. Vehicle owners will notice a drop in power and performance, sometimes before the first oil change. BG introduces the new BG GDI...More

Stability Control And Brake Jobs

Automotive technology continues to evolve in several directions. While many manufacturers are concentrating on electric and hybrid technology, higher mileage, and smaller and lighter vehicles, others are...More

ASA Prepares For 3rd Annual Safety Inspection Forum

On Oct. 19, the Automotive Service Association (ASA), and ASA-Texas, will host the third annual safety inspection forum in Houston. The forum’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of periodic...More

Thexton Introduces Brake Spring Release Tool

Thexton Manufacturing Co. has introduced its THX832 GM “W” Rear Brake Spring Release Tool. The THX832 is ergonomically engineered for mechanical advantage. It works with large and small “W”...More

TPMS Tool Demonstrations to be Held at ATEQ AAPEX and SEMA Exhibits

  ATEQ has exhibited at both SEMA and AAPEX since 2005 and expects this year to be the best year yet. Twenty ATEQ TPMS experts from around the world will be in attendance, speaking 11 languages...More