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Selling the Complete Belt Job

Selling a belt at 90,000 miles is easy. ­But, making that new belt go 90,000 miles might be impossible without selling the complete belt job. With zero miles on an odometer, the belt is operating in the best possible ­environment. The tensioner is...

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APA Is ‘Shifting Into High Gear’ With 2015 Conference

Automotive Parts Associates’ (APA) 34th Annual Shareholders’ and Manufacturers’ Conference, held March 18-20 at the Hyatt Century Plaza, Los Angeles, lived up to its theme, “Shifting Into High Gear,” revving up attendees for another successful...

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Expanded R&D Facility at Arnott Air Suspension Products Underscores Commitment to Quality, Innovation

Arnott Air Suspension Products -- an aftermarket air suspension products and accessories company -- announced it recently christened a new Engineering/Research and Development center dedicated to developing and producing air suspension products worthy...

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Mazda: Fuel System Servicing Precaution

Applicable Models: 2004-’07 Mazda3 2005-’07 Mazda6 2006-’07 MX-5 vehicles During service/removal of fuel system parts on the above vehicles, the memory of the malfunctions and the long-term fuel trim need to be cleared by either removing the...

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Audi: Transmission Does Not Shift Due To Cabin Air Filter

Model: 2001 Audi A6 Avant Quattro, 2.8L Complaint The customer states the transmission does not shift. Cause Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found the transmission did not shift. Inspected the automatic transmission fluid level and condition...

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Kia Driveability Diagnostics: Chasing Intermittent Gremlins

This month, we find ourselves looking at a 2004 Kia ­Sorrento that the owner says is losing power and stalling with no established pattern. It will run well for days or even weeks at a time without a problem, only to then act up without warning,...

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Live-Axle Wheel Bearing Replacement

Replacing wheel bearings on a vehicle with a live rear axle may not be one of the most frequent jobs, but it can be one of the most profitable. While the basics have not changed in more than 60 years, new seal materials and differential designs have...

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Ford: Low-Speed Strut Noise

MODELS: • 2006-2009 Fusion • 2007 Zephyr • 2007-2009 MKZ • 2006-2009 Milan Some vehicles built before 8/5/2008 may exhibit a popping, rubbing, grunting, squeaking, crunching or creaking type noise from the front strut mount when going over...

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Honda Civic Alignment Spec: 2006-'11

Built on a high-rigidity unit-body platform, the 2006-2011 Civic has a MacPherson strut front ­suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The eighth generation switched from a high mounted to a low mounted steering rack and significantly increased...

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5 Mistakes Newbie Tire Techs Make

Ah, brand-new tire techs. I think of them somewhat as similar to puppies: cute, eager to please and clumsy as all get-out. Feed them regularly, play fetch the new tire with them, and make sure they get paper-trained (with training). Nothing can...

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Equipment and Tool Institute Launches an Important Market Research Study on New Car Buying Preferences of Consumers

In an effort to assist its members in having the latest market information and bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched a series of Market Research Projects. The current...

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Redline Detection Names 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award Winner

Redline Detection has announced the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award. Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc. (TCI) was selected by the Redline Technical Advisory Board as the winner and received more than $4,000 in cash and prizes from...

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secondary ignition

What is a coil? From the beginning of the internal combustion engine, several different ignition systems have been used to create a high-energy spark. The...Read More

 

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Jack Cooper Jr., general manager of Chesapeake Auto Repair Service in Centreville, Md., is the lucky grand prize winner in the Mitchell 1 “Shift...Read More

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NAPA has once again recognized NAPA Filters with the Spirit of NAPA Award for 2014. This marks the 10th time NAPA Filters has been...Read More

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ContiTech is systematically continuing its kit strategy and adding accessory drive kits to its range for the automotive aftermarket. Dealers and workshops...Read More

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ALLDATA Manage Online users can now order parts from AutoCat+, Epicor (IAP), Federated Autoi, TurboParts (DST) and WHI directly from Manage Online, in...Read More

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions has announced the addition of 12 new fuel modules, two new hanger sender assemblies and two new universal fuel...Read More

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In recognition of Brad Keselowski’s exciting win at Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, CA, Bosch Aftermarket NA is contributing $1,000 to the Team...Read More

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Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has launched a new, dedicated website to support the release of the new Philips Vision...Read More

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The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has approved a grant of $20,000 for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation to assist with the educational, professional...Read More
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Selling the Complete Belt Job

Selling a belt at 90,000 miles is easy. ­But, making that new belt go 90,000 miles might be impossible without selling the complete belt job. With zero miles on an odometer, the belt is operating in...More

Federal-Mogul Motorparts Set To Launch ‘Garage Gurus,’ An Investment In Automotive Technicians, Repair Businesses

Independent automotive repair providers throughout the U.S. will soon be able to tap into an extensive network of technical training and product support resources designed to help enhance their competitiveness...More

Mazda: Fuel System Servicing Precaution

Applicable Models: 2004-’07 Mazda3 2005-’07 Mazda6 2006-’07 MX-5 vehicles During service/removal of fuel system parts on the above vehicles, the memory of the malfunctions and the long-term...More

The Active Safety Technology of the 2016 Acura RLX

The 2016 Acura RLX luxury sedan, now on sale, boasts an abundance of standard premium attributes and features, including a 310 hp, direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine. Available on all trims and standard...More

Live-Axle Wheel Bearing Replacement

Replacing wheel bearings on a vehicle with a live rear axle may not be one of the most frequent jobs, but it can be one of the most profitable. While the basics have not changed in more than 60 years,...More

Ford: Low-Speed Strut Noise

MODELS: • 2006-2009 Fusion • 2007 Zephyr • 2007-2009 MKZ • 2006-2009 Milan Some vehicles built before 8/5/2008 may exhibit a popping, rubbing, grunting, squeaking, crunching or creaking...More

Beta Tools Offers 3/4" Drive Impact Wrench

The 1928CD 3/4" Drive Impact Wrench from Beta Tools features a powerful rotor with an unscrewing high torque of 1327 ft.-lbs. (1,800 Nm), and three power adjustable screwing positions. This double hammer...More

5 Mistakes Newbie Tire Techs Make

Ah, brand-new tire techs. I think of them somewhat as similar to puppies: cute, eager to please and clumsy as all get-out. Feed them regularly, play fetch the new tire with them, and make sure they...More