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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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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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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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Gates has introduced 22 new RPM Micro-V belts for many popular supercharged applications, including one that fits 2005-'10 Ford Mustang and F-Series pickups with the 4.6L engine, equipped with a Whipple aftermarket supercharger. Read More

 

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CRP Automotive, a source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, now offers a special series of AJUSA gaskets for VTEC/spool filter and variable timing...Read More

The accrediting team cited "exemplary" commitment to technician training. It also said the company has "significantly raised the bar for others."Read More

With abundant fuel supplies across the nation and declining crude oil costs, gas prices dropped in 47 states over the past week, led by double-digit drops in several Midwestern states.Read More

With its latest software release, Snap-on increased the vehicle coverage in Software Upgrade 16.2 for Auto-ID, One-Touch Full Vehicle Code Scan and One-Touch Clear...Read More

The DG Technologies d-briDGe PRO is a J2534 diagnostics and reprogramming tool that securely connects technicians' computers to the cars in their repair shop, giving them access to the latest technical repair information.Read More

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Mohawk’s SLT-2000 is a 2,000-lb. capacity scissor lifting table made to remove or install large transmissions, rear ends or differentials. The...Read More

Permatex offers its Spray Nine Heavy-Duty Cleaner/Degreaser as an ideal solution for professional service technicians and do-it-yourselfers for tackling tough, hard to clean dirt...Read More

Lisle Corp. introduces its Seized Fastener Remover Kit (62140) for use with a pneumatic impact tool to loosen rusted or seized fasteners. This specially designed driver works with the included sockets or bit holder and 5/16" hex impact bits.Read More

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has announced the addition of 149 new part numbers to its Intermotor Import line. The release expands coverage through...Read More

Don Schumacher Racing driver Leah Pritchett will compete at select events in 2016 and debuted the blue Omega M on her dragster at the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.Read More
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Gates Expands Its Racing, Performance, Muscle Line Of Products

Gates has expanded its Racing, Performance, Muscle (RPM) line with a new timing belt for the 1993-’94 Nissan Maxima equipped with the 3.0L engine. These timing belts use materials such as high-strength...More

WORLDPAC Opens Warehouse In New Orleans

WORLDPAC has announced the opening of a new regional branch warehouse in New Orleans. This is the first WORLDPAC location in the state of Louisiana. The address for the new location is: WORLDPAC...More

Kumho Signs Soccer Club Sponsorship

Kumho Tire Co. has signed an agreement to sponsor the English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur for the 2016-17 season. Based in northern London, Tottenham ranked third last season and includes Korean...More

BOLT ON Joins The Automotive Maintenance And Repair Association

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, a national leader in shop management software solutions, has joined the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA). AMRA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to...More

Shure Mfg. Offers Quick Lube Parts and Tool Storage

The Shure Mfg. Quick Lube Express Lane Dual Bay Dual Drawer Parts & Tool Storage Cabinets are manufactured to provide storage for tools, parts and supplies to support an express lube service facility. All...More

Keep Tools in Place with New Snap-on Magnetic Holders

Technicians don’t have time to waste searching for tools when service bays are full and client appointments are back-to-back. To make life in the shop easier, Snap-on has created an array of tool...More