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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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Nissan Maxima Brake Job Tips

Called the four-door sports car by Nissan, the 2004-2008 Maxima brake system is easy to service with very few complaints of brake noise or pulsation. The system used the same brake pads, rotors and calipers on all models. There were some changes in...

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VIDEO: Aluminum Suspension Inspection

VIDEO: Andrew Markel answers a reader question about threadlocking compound, what to do with it when you see it during a repair, and how it relates to aluminum suspension components. From 2012 to 2015, aluminum consumption for new vehicles increased...

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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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The Humble Mechanic Answers Your Questions

Charles is taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email him [email protected]...

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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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Underhood Service Staff Writers

Underhood Service Staff Writers

Four new intake manifold gasket kits and five new head gasket kits cover GM engines from the 1997-2009 model years.Read More

Using Mobile Manager Pro, shops will be able to take photos of needed repairs for inspections and send the results directly to customers via text message. Service advisers also will be able to communicate with technicians by using the team chat feature built into the tablets and computers.Read More

Autologic Diagnostics, a provider of a fully integrated cloud-connected vehicle diagnostic support solution, announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Volvo Car Corp. Under the agreement, Autologic will have direct access to Volvo diagnostic data and...Read More

CRP Automotive has added a newly re-engineered Power Steering Pump to its line up of AAE new and remanufactured power steering components. The AAE Power Steering Pump, part No. 5760N, is designed for applications on the 2005-’10...Read More

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. introduced 81 new part numbers in the third quarter of 2016 as part of the company’s continuing product line expansion. The new offerings are for a variety of pistons and piston rings, filters, thermostats,...Read More

MEYLE has doubled its existing range of MEYLE heavy-duty water pumps for VW and Porsche models. Now totaling 18 items, the MEYLE-HD water pump range allows independent shops to service an even wider array of vehicle applications...Read More

Gates has launched its new and improved International Thread Identification Kit, expanded its RPM line and added a new fuel filler hose for all engines of 2015 Ford Transports, among others.Read More

Two new battery service products recently launched by Clore Automotive include a four-channel charger and a line of booster cables.Read More

The wide selection of training classes will include three new specialized courses.Read More

Robert Bosch LLC has announced a new line of the SmartCharge Battery Chargers/Maintainers. The new high-quality, ergonomically-shaped chargers are designed with advanced safety and smart features and come equipped with a full accessory package. State-of-the-art technology and self-monitoring...Read More
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Hunter Engineering's Updated Tire Changer Features Enhanced Split-Bead Roller System

Updates to Hunter Engineering Company’s TC3700 tire changer enhance ease-of-use with a new bead roller positioning system, says the company. The new controls allow the operator to easily pre-position...More

Carquest Starters And Alternators Available From Advance Professional

Carquest Starters and Alternators, available exclusively from Advance Professional and Carquest, are a triple tested, quality product designed to meet or exceed OE specifications. Advance offers customers...More

MaxxTraxx And VAST Are Now Mobile-Ready With Bolt On Technology

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, a provider of auto repair software solutions, has announced integrations with Scott Systems’ MaxxTraxx and MAM Software’s VAST to help auto repair shop owners boost efficiency,...More

Two-Post Lift From Forward Lift Provides Cost-Effective Choice For Servicing Cars, Light Trucks And Vans

Forward Lift’s new I12PRO two-post lift is a competitively priced lift for servicing cars, pickup trucks and vans. The I12PRO has three-stage arms equipped with low-profile 4.75” rubber-pad...More

Mychanic A/C Powered Light Adapts to Your Environment

The rechargeable Mychanic A/C MEK Light provides indoor and outdoor visibility with a 900 lumen output. Hold it if you need to, or hang or stand it when you really need to get your hands dirty. This...More

New Maxstar 161 Welding Power Source from Miller Delivers Up to 160 Amps

  Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the launch of the new Maxstar 161 welding power source. The machine provides lightweight portability, ease of setup and use, and improved performance...More