When I was a kid, I used to watch my dad, who started out as a diesel mechanic, tune up cars and trucks from time to time. He would turn the adjustment screws on the carburetor until the engine smoothed out and started to purr. Then, after listening closely to the rumbling of the motor, the adjustment screws would get one final tweak. He would always bend down and cup his hand around the belching tail pipe exhaust and take a big sniff of the fumes, and then go back to his adjustments. That was back in the 60s and 70s before PCMs, O2 sensors and catalytic converters.
It’s time to get your cameras rolling as CORSA Performance Exhausts announces a summer-long video contest that invites you to express why you love CORSA for your car, truck, SUV or boat.
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A driver in Des Moines, IA, recently experienced brake failure and soon after, the vehicle burst into flames. Firefighters believe the heat generated from a hole in the exhaust system burned through the brake lines.
Ready to set new sales records in your performance exhaust or suspension sales? The performance brands of Tenneco Inc., DynoMax Performance Exhaust and Rancho Suspension, are offering 2011 Merchandising Kits, helping retailers power their sales with several high-impact merchandising tools.
Just as we get used to the types of powertrain, suspension, brake and exhaust systems that are coming into the marketplace, something different comes along. In this article, I’ll take a look at the designs and repair of the suspension, brake and exhaust systems of Volkswagens and Audis from 1996 to 2005. I won’t be able to cover everything in this article, just some of the highlights of the various models.
Consumers can save up to $60 and professional technicians can earn similar cash rewards this spring when purchasing qualifying Walker mufflers, welded exhaust assemblies and catalytic converters through two new promotions from Tenneco Inc.
Tenneco Inc. has introduced an intensive emission control diagnostics training workshop under the Walker exhaust brand that will reach automotive service professionals in close to 60 North American cities during 2011.
One of the industry’s most successful loyalty programs, Expert Plus each year supports thousands of leading automotive service businesses through technician training rewards, consumer promotions, exclusive sales incentives, attractive point-of-sale merchandising and consumer education materials and other benefits.
DynoMax Performance Exhaust will offer enthusiasts a chance to save on their DynoMax cat-back exhaust purchase this summer through the “Sound Off” promotion. The “Sound Off” promotion offers $75 mail-in rebate for the purchase of any qualifying cat-back performance system.
DynoMax Performance Exhaust has announced the sponsorship of the ultimate desert racing series, King of the Hammers. DynoMax also will sponsor the Shannon Campbell and Team Campbell racing program, including their races in the Ultra4 series and Best in the Desert series.
Diesel and gasoline exhaust can be hazardous to employees working in dealerships and automotive services businesses. And not just those working in the shop are at risk; office employees can also be exposed through poor ventilation systems. Zurich provides information on how to help protect your business and your employees.