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Clint Bowyer Crew Chief Billy Scott Wins Career-First MOOG 'Problem Solver' Award

Billy Scott, crew chief for Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry, won his career-first MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after Bowyer made a late charge to finish sixth in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 NASCAR...

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A New Way To Learn: Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour Comes To Babcox

The Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour made a stop on Aug. 5 at Babcox Media. Editors were invited to experience the simulated virtual workshop, working through a series of real-world vehicle repair problems using Oculus Rift headset technology. Two trucks,...

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Raybestos Partners With Schwartz Performance To Restore Classic '69 Mustang Fastback

Raybestos has joined forces once again with Schwartz Performance to restore an American icon muscle car: a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback. “Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation. Working with the first-class...

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Be Wary of the Fall Maintenance Slowdown

If you think you don’t need to do any more marketing this quarter because you’ve been riding the summer vehicle maintenance wave, think again. While your car count is likely high — due to road trip inspections, oil changes, A/C service and unperformed...

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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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2002 Lexus Evaporative Emissions Diagnostics

Evaporative Emissions Diagnostics: Start With The Basics Across the country, it’s common for car lovers to meet in random groups with their rides, hang out and share their stories, ideas and dreams — it’s something I really enjoy. If you take...

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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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Cheap Brake Pads

The Real Cost of Installing Cheap Brake Pads Ever since the first issue of Brake & Front End came off the presses, the magazine has warned of the costs of using inferior friction materials with brake pads. In the 1930s, the magazine fought the fight...

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Troubleshooting ABS Modulator Mechanical Problems

Understanding ABS Modulator Problems Mechanical issues with the ABS modulator, or hydraulic control units (HCU), are rare, but they can happen. With more and more vehicles on the roads with older ABS systems that have not seen proper brake fluid maintenance,...

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Identifix Celebrates 50,000 Direct-Hit Subscribers with 50K Giveaway Contest

Identifix, Inc. has reached another milestone: its 50,000th subscriber to Direct-Hit, its award-winning online tool. To commemorate the occasion, the company has launched a contest called the 50K Giveaway. Five Direct-Hit users who submit a Hotline...

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Liquid Tools: Choose Your Maintenance Chemicals Based On The Application

The shelves in most parts stores are stocked with an abundance of aerosol maintenance products – everything from cleaners to lubricants. The huge selection of products can be overwhelming, leading to confusion about which product you should purchase...

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Snap-on Franchisee Conference Draws Record Crowd

Snap-on reports that it drew a record-setting crowd for its Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) held in Washington, D.C., this year. The three-day business conference brings together Snap-on Tools franchisees for insight, information and celebration...

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Nothing is worse than a comeback after a fuel tank has been dropped. Discovering that the fuel tank needs to be dropped again to address a problem can kill shop productivity and profitability. Below are tips that can help you avoid comebacks and dropping the fuel tank for a second time.Read More
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    Correct Fuel Hose Installation

    Fuel hoses are not universal. Outside of the dimensional requirements, fuel hoses have requirements for permeation, pressure and the type of fuel they can carry. This can get even more confusing when you start looking at the lettering on

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  • Timing Chain Replacement

    Timing Chain Replacement Diagnosis and Repair

    Often maintenance neglect, head gasket replacement or related valvetrain issues will require the timing chain to be serviced. If you are replacing the timing chain, you need to look at all the related components. Keep reading for timing

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  • GM HVAC Door Actuator

    GM HVAC Door Actuator Motors: Operation and Calibration

    There are several types of electrically driven actuator motors used in today’s GM cars, and they all function differently. Keep reading for operation tips.

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On Sept. 2, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc. will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Sissonville, West Virginia, manufacturing facility. In a ceremony...Read More

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Hayden Automotive has introduced two new Blue Streak Performance products to the automotive aftermarket. The 8-inch electric fan (part No. 3660) is designed...Read More

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Fans of classic and current vehicles cast their votes throughout the summer, ultimately choosing a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as the grand-prize winner in the...Read More

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Nominees are now being accepted for the Car Care Council Women’s Board Women of the Year Awards, which annually honor three women leaders who...Read More

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The digital version of the August issue of Underhood Service is available on-line. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features...Read More

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The 2016 LKQ Car Calendar is underway and runs through September 25, 2015. This nationwide contest is open to all car and truck enthusiasts...Read More

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Five Federated Car Care customers hit the dirt with Kenny Schrader and Justin Allgaier as winners of the annual “Get Dirty with Kenny” contest. The...Read More

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In a late race battle, Joey Logano held off an attacking Kevin Harvick to get his Bosch-equipped No. 22 Team Penske Ford to Victory...Read More

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The 2015 WAI Wiper Motor catalog is now available and features 114 SKUs, including 11 newly introduced. The WAI new wiper motor program now...Read More

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Elgin Industries, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of original equipment and replacement components for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, has introduced...Read More
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Check Out The August Issue Of Brake & Front End Magazine

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