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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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Servicing Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC Suspensions

The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC suspension system was introduced in 1999 on the S-Class and has subsequently been used on the E-Class and most of the automaker’s SUVs. The system employs electronically controlled air springs that provide an ideal balance...

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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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engine builder competition

Engine Builder magazine and Federal-Mogul Motorparts are looking for the 2016 Engine Builders of the Year – Yes, we said BUILDERS, plural. Because this year our competition expands to three distinct categories, allowing us to recognize a full range of skill and talent.Read More

Advance Professional offers TPMS repair and replacement products designed to deliver OE fit, form and function. Advance's TPMS program is made up of quality, OE sensors and kits from top manufacturers, including Schrader, VDO, Pacific, Huf and Dill.Read More

NACE | CARS has released the full schedule for this year’s OEM programming. NACE | CARS 2016, taking place this Aug. 9-13, will feature record involvement and expanded training from companies, including Audi, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM,...Read More

MotoSKILL Shop Tech Training, the online training and ASE test prep resource from MOTOSHOP Technology Tools, ­a product portfolio from Advance Auto Parts, is rolling out significant platform updates designed to make accessing and completing online training...Read More

Internationally acclaimed automotive designer and master fabricator Chip Foose has been selected by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as an inductee into the organization’s prestigious SEMA Hall of Fame.Read More

In a random drawing at the conclusion of the clinic, the ACX1180C was donated to Bob Stockero, an automotive technology instructor at Santa Barbara City College.Read More

On June 9, the U.S. House Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, “Damaging Repercussions: DOL’s Overtime Rule, Small Employers, and their Employees.” The hearing addressed the repercussions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent...Read More

The Group Training Academy, consisting of Pronto Auto Parts and Federated Auto Parts, is sponsoring diesel training at the 2016 AVI conference, which takes place alongside AAPEX.Read More

Between May 5 and June 1, more than 2,100 fans entered the sweepstakes for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Royal Purple racing helmet signed by famed IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter.Read More

Carter Fuel Systems, a U.S.-based manufacturer of complete fuel system solutions, has announced the introduction of 12 new part numbers covering a series of model year applications ranging from 2005-’15. Extending coverage to reach 6.2 million additional passenger...Read More
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Handy Cleaner from Shurhold is a Serious Time Saver

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Ansell Launches New HyFlex Oil-Repellent Glove for Performance in Oily Environments

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