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Fuel Trims And AFR Sensors

Fuel trims are a difficult topic to cover in a matter of a few pages. But this summer, an old friend and former teaching partner arrived at our local car show with the check engine light illuminated on his 2004 Holden Monaro, which was imported from...

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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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Toyota Charging System Diagnostics

According to my experience, I estimate that replacing the alternator solves 95% of all charging system failures. If that’s true, what happens in the remaining 5% of charging system failures that results in customer comebacks? To explore charging system...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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Rotor Failure: Why Rotors Crack And Make Noise

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference...

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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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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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The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance says it is proud to be “customer-centric” – driving business around the needs and expectations of its service center customers. Central to that focus is the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper...Read More

Carquest Fuel Pumps are performance-tested premium fuel pumps that ensure long life through quiet and precise operation. Read More

MAHLE Service Solutions has announced added vehicle coverage for its TechPRO diagnostic scan tool. Continuing the plan for aggressive coverage expansion, TechPRO now covers most Ford vehicles back to model years 2005-’06, as well as a significant...Read More

The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the SEMA Show and the 50th anniversary of the Camaro.Read More

BorgWarner is now supplying its advanced engine timing system for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) all-new aluminum 2.0-liter gasoline engine. This Alfa Romeo exclusive engine debuts in the new Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and also will be available...Read More

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft...Read More

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a division of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., announces new Customer Service hotline hours of 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. DENSO extended the call center hours to improve...Read More

AAE – Atlantic Automotive Engineering, AirQualitee, Alto, Daewoo, Diamond Power, DuraMAX, Motor Components, NorthStar Battery, Nova Pacific, OETechnology, Original Exhaust Manufacturing, PaceSetter Performance, Platinum Driveline, Road Proven, Tuff Support and VGX are the latest brands to be...Read More

Various functions in the vehicle are not operating. This includes instruments, door locks, wipers, and other body electrical functions. This can also be accompanied by instrument cluster warning lamps, including the check control message “Electronic Malfunction.”Read More

On Oct. 14 and 15 at The Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, Repair Shop Coach will host The Auto Repair Event, featuring President of Repair Shop Coach Ron Ipach, and partners Keith McClone and Gerry Frank of Automotive Profit Pro.Read More
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Bartec Announces Increased Placard Coverage For Tech400Pro

Bartec USA, a North American provider of TPMS diagnostic tools and solutions, has announced the addition of 23 vehicles whereby the Tech400Pro and Tech500 can adjust the recommended inflation pressure...More

Mercedes-Benz: Convertible Top Inoperative

Vehicle: 1999, Mercedes-Benz CLK320, 3.2L Cause: Found the convertible top hydraulic pump motor was running but the top did not move. Connected a scan tool to check for codes and found no codes were...More

Bartec Announces Increased Placard Coverage For Tech400Pro

Bartec USA, a North American provider of TPMS diagnostic tools and solutions, has announced the addition of 23 vehicles whereby the Tech400Pro and Tech500 can adjust the recommended inflation pressure...More

The Alliance Announces Newly Selected Service Center Advisory Council Members; Council Attends Annual Retreat

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance says it is proud to be “customer-centric” – driving business around the needs and expectations of its service center customers. Central to that focus is the Auto...More

Ernst Offers Optimum Solution for Socket Storage

The Socket Boss from Ernst Manufacturing, Inc. is extremely versatile, handling three drive sizes and having the option of adding socket clips and ratchet and extension holders. Each socket rail has...More

Bartec Announces Increased Placard Coverage for Tech400Pro

Bartec USA announces the addition of 23 vehicles whereby the Tech400Pro and Tech500 can adjust the recommended inflation pressure [RIP or placard]. Seven of these additions are brand new, never offered...More