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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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Honda Civic: Failed PCMs And CAN System Diagnostics

It’s not unusual for me to get help requests through my e-mail. Sometimes it’s from working technicians, other times it’s from vehicle owners who can’t get their problems solved through professional repair shops. In early 2014, I received one...

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Servicing Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC Suspensions

The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC suspension system was introduced in 1999 on the S-Class and has subsequently been used on the E-Class and most of the automaker’s SUVs. The system employs electronically controlled air springs that provide an ideal balance...

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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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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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Ford Edge Brake Replacement

Ford Edge Brake Replacement Basics The Ford Edge is an SUV based on the CD3 platform. The brakes on these vehicles are straightforward and do not break any new ground. There were no major changes to the brake systems from 2007 to the current model. For...

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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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Pro Touring is the niche of niches in the performance world today. And why not, as it's pretty much anything goes with these truly unique machines. The fundamental theory behind them is to take a car that is not historically significant and update the handling and performance with today's seemingly endless supply of modernized parts and assemblies. It’s the old idea of putting modern components in an older car.Read More

 

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The Group Training Academy, consisting of Pronto Auto Parts and Federated Auto Parts, is sponsoring diesel training at the 2016 AVI conference, which takes place alongside AAPEX.Read More

Between May 5 and June 1, more than 2,100 fans entered the sweepstakes for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Royal Purple racing helmet signed by famed IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter.Read More

Carter Fuel Systems, a U.S.-based manufacturer of complete fuel system solutions, has announced the introduction of 12 new part numbers covering a series of...Read More

Penray says this formulation adds specific benefits to ELCs used in commercial and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment, by providing excellent corrosion protection and extending the service life of the coolant. In doing so, it increases uptime, reduces maintenance costs and helps to extend the life of the vehicle by reducing engine wear, the company claims.Read More

Dana Holding Corp. has joined a consortium that includes fuel-cell component developers, academic institutions and automaker BMW Group for a three-year project to develop and validate next-generation automotive fuel-cell stack technology and materials. Read More

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) designating July 8 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The resolution was requested by SEMA...Read More

Quality improves across all eight problem categories measured in the study, with 21 of the 33 brands included in the study improving their quality in 2016 and one remaining the same.Read More

Shops using the AutoFluent software can now enroll in the myCarfax Service Shop program and take advantage of free tools like Carfax Service History Check and Carfax QuickVIN.Read More

In addition to information on each brand's parts for heavy-duty applications, the new site includes product installation guides, an ever-expanding library of technical bulletins and a "Find My Part" feature.Read More

In total, seven of the 12 categories were won by engines designed with Dayco content, the company says.Read More
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Hunter HD PowerSlide Turnplates Available In Flush Mount Configuration

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U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing On DOL Overtime Rule

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Check Out The June Issue Of Brake & Front End Magazine

The digital version of the June issue of Brake & Front End magazine is available online. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles on Spotting Bent Suspension...More

41" Wide 17-Drawer CAT Tool Chest and Cabinet Combo from Waterloo

This 17-drawer tool chest and cabinet combo (CAT3-4117CO) from Waterloo Industries, Inc. has 100-lb. ball-bearing drawer slides with the Posi-Latch latching system, gas struts in the lid and 6 x...More

Lift Any Vehicle Up to 18,500 lbs. Anywhere with New Atlas Mobile Column Lift System

    The ALI-certified 74,000-lb. capacity Atlas battery-powered, four-piece mobile column lift system (P/N ATEML-4034BC) is now available. This 24V DC motor and battery powered system works...More