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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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Nissan TPMS Service Essentials - Start With Having The Right Tools

Nissan TPMS systems began appearing in 2003 as a standard feature or option on most models. And, for the past decade, the behavior of all Nissan TPMS systems has been very consistent on all models. There is only one trick to service Nissan TPMS systems,...

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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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Send Us Your Winter Beater!

A winter beater is not a junker, bomber or jalopy. It is the calling card of a real master technician. A winter beater is as much about frugality as it is a demonstration of your mechanical skills, and starting it on a -10 degree day has the same satisfaction...

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How To Test Drive A Car To Check For Problems

Test Drive Diagnostics Test drives on the surface can seem like one of the most unprofitable tasks a technician can perform. But, test drives can be one of the most profitable processes a shop can do to help sell more service. You just have to have procedures...

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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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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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WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has been named the 2015 Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts during its annual...Read More

 

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Robert Bosch LLC has augmented its aftermarket product lineup with 34 new SKUs. Additions were made to braking, wideband air/fuel oxygen sensors, diesel...Read More

There are those occasions when a phone call or a complete search of the shop doesn’t yield any sign of a lost tool. For the most part, you can mark that tool down as “gone for good,” lost to that place where wayward nuts, bolts and tools always end up.Read More

The exhibit will prominently feature the ArcticPRO ACX1185 A/C service machine for vehicles that use R134a refrigerant, and the ArcticPRO ACX1285 machine for vehicles using the new R1234YF refrigerant.Read More
turbocharger

Turbochargers are great for adding power to any gas or diesel-powered engine, but are especially useful in small displacement engines. The boost to airflow that a turbocharger provides increases the breathing efficiency of the engine for more horsepower and torque.Read More

A winter beater is not a junker, bomber or jalopy. It is the calling card of a real master technician. A winter beater...Read More

From Brake & Front End
The S10 Toolbox from Sonic Tools is a professional-grade toolbox featuring eight drawers (seven shallow, one deep), standing out from the crowd with an...Read More

Delphi Product & Service Solutions announced it has added one new fuel module and two new fuel pump hanger assemblies, covering more than 300,000 vehicles built from 1986 to 2011, including Ford, Jeep and Buick applications.Read More

“Building the Road to Great Technicians” will be the featured topic at the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Spring 2016 General Meeting. The...Read More
chrysler-48re-dodge-truck

This month’s Diagnostic Dilemma concerns a 2005 Dodge 3500 SLT truck equipped with the Chrysler 48RE automatic transmission with three forward speeds and overdrive. It originally came into the shop with a broken band, but after the rebuilt transmission was installed and road-tested, the 48RE failed to shift out of first gear.Read More
ADAS LiDAR radar concept

Innovation is happening on multiple fronts in the ADAS vehicle development world. This has caused many who, only last year, were predicting mainstream use of this technology to occur around 2025 to lower their predictions to "much sooner."Read More
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WIX Filters Named 2015 O'Reilly Auto Parts Supplier Of The Year

WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has been named the 2015 Supplier of the Year by O’Reilly Auto Parts during its annual managers’ conference. “We are incredibly honored...More

Bosch Continues To Expand Its Product Lines For The Aftermarket

Robert Bosch LLC has augmented its aftermarket product lineup with 34 new SKUs. Additions were made to braking, wideband air/fuel oxygen sensors, diesel common rail injectors and injection pumps and rotating...More

Automotive Technology: LiDAR and Car Vision

There are a lot of articles out there about autonomous vehicles and how their technology makes them to cars what the iPhone has been to the telephone. That’s all well and good, but how are these vehicles...More

Exhibit Space Selling Out For NACE | CARS 2016

The automotive collision and service repair industry is heading to Anaheim, California, this summer for NACE | CARS 2016, which takes place from Aug. 9-13. With many groups holding co-located meetings,...More

Sonic Tools Offers Organizational Solutions to Meet Multiple Shop Needs

The S10 Toolbox from Sonic Tools is a professional-grade toolbox featuring eight drawers (seven shallow, one deep), standing out from the crowd with an ABS workbench top deck, integrated can holders,...More

Want to Become a TPMS Expert?

Even if you consider the extra stress TPMS has introduced into our lives, we cannot overlook the benefits. We all know the benefits of proper inflation; we preach them all the time. The consequences of...More