Faster and lighter-weight components can lead to vibrations that increase from the smallest amount of lateral run-out. Karl Schneider takes us through the equipment and tools that will help prevent brake repair comebacks, ensuring customers are satisfied when braking for thousands of miles.
AVI’s ASE Test Prep product line includes G1 Test Prep Program, which covers preventive maintenance and light repair services. AVI’s series of ASE Test Prep curriculum is developed by ASE Master Technicians and centers around focused task lists that detail the knowledge and skills required to complete each specific level of certification.
The digital version of the December issue of Brake & Front End magazine is now available on-line. Access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles on Mazda3 Alignment Specs, Stopping Brake Noise, Servicing Universal Joints, GM Autoride, Twin-Piston Calipers, TPMS, a host of tech tips, and more!
Brembo has reached the milestone of a half a million fans subscribed to its Facebook page. According to the company, this achievement is the fruit of an ongoing digital communications campaign and of a relationship with social network users that began in 2011 with the launch of its first fan page.
A collaborative task force of automotive aftermarket associations and leadership representing brake pad manufacturers, distributors, retailers, dealerships and service providers has announced the launch of an informational website to provide assistance to the vehicle repair industry in complying with the “better brake laws” enacted in California and Washington State. These laws were designed to significantly reduce the amount of copper, cadmium, chromium VI, mercury, lead and abestiform fibers contained in brake pads sold in those states beginning in 2014.
ZF Services LLC, the strategic aftermarket business unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has announced the release of 60 new part numbers in its original equipment technology ride control program under the Sachs brand for the passenger car and light truck vehicle market.
Rancho RS7000MT Steering Stabilizer Coverage Expanded To Include 1950 And Newer Chevy, GMC Trucks And SUVs
The Rancho line of performance suspension and shocks now includes additional RS7000MT steering stabilizer series coverage of 1950 and newer Chevrolet and GMC truck and SUV models. The latest Rancho RS7000MT steering stabilizers are now available at performance retailers nationwide.
Some 2009-2010 Flex, MKS and 2010 Taurus and MKT may exhibit rear brake drag and/or off-brake cyclic noise. The noise may be caused by pad to piston misalignment or corrosion on the brake caliper bracket. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
Don’t let customers lead you down the wrong diagnostic path. While wheel-bearing noise is one of the toughest problems for customers to describe, says Import Specialist Contributor Bob Dowie, it’s not unusual for it to come on so gradually that the customer may not even notice it until you mention it after an unrelated road test.
Transfer case motors ensure trucks and SUVs can keep all four wheels safely turning throughout the slippery mud, slush and snow of winter. Be ready for any weather condition with CARDONE’s 100 percent torque-tested A1 CARDONE Reman Transfer Case Motors, which offer superior performance, long product life and the most popular application coverage on the road, according to the company.
Tenneco has announced that the new Rancho 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension systems recently passed the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test – and were engineered to accommodate the varying steering knuckle materials being used by GMC.
If you get a 2005-2011 Toyota RAV4 in your shop for an alignment of a complaint of either rear tire wear or a knocking noise, you need to be aware of a recall and inspection campaign Toyota is performing. Toyota Safety Recall C0J involved inspecting the right and left Rear Suspension Lower Arm No. 1 for looseness. Based upon this inspection, it may have been necessary to replace the arm(s).