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Spark Plug Removal Techniques On Ford Modular Engines

Ford’s Modular engine has been known to give techs a hard time during a spark plug replacement. 

Dodge®/Ram® Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine Repair Solutions

Known for their versatility and toughness, diesel engines are the first choice for many truck owners—and among those engines, Dodge®/Ram® Cummins® turbo diesels consistently rise to the top of the pack. Since 5.9L engines produced between 1991 and 2010 provide reliability you can count on, don’t trust their repairs to anything less than top-quality service

Autoshop Solutions Partners With Mechanic Advisor

The two partner together to provide shops with the industry’s most powerful digital marketing and customer retention package.

Snap-on Pass Thru Assistant Helps Shops Reprogram Vehicles

The Pass Thru Assistant reprograms domestic, Asian and European vehicles with the same easy-to-use process.

VIDEO: Service Information From Free Sources

Andrew Markel explains how service information from an outside source may create issues in your shop. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.

Are You Ready For Amazon?

There are questions about Amazon’s ability to enter the auto care space, namely centered around same-day parts delivery and their ability to cut down on current lag times. While Amazon might not have vehicle repair figured out quite yet, one bet is for sure: If Amazon is able to make vehicle repairs easier and more convenient, the industry will find a place for them.

VIDEO: Reliable Sources For Repair Information

Adam Redling discusses the most reliable sources for repair information, including TSBs, wiring diagrams, and first-hand information. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.

Window Washer Fluid Issues On BMWs

The window washer fluid mixture ratio is regulated by the U.S. EPA and many individual states; do not exceed the allowable window washer fluid “dilution/ratio limits” that apply. Follow the usage instructions on the window washer fluid container.

Lost and Found: When Good Tools Go Missing

There are those occasions when a phone call or a complete search of the shop doesn’t yield any sign of a lost tool. For the most part, you can mark that tool down as “gone for good,” lost to that place where wayward nuts, bolts and tools always end up.

Head Gasket Repair And Diagnostics

Head gasket repair sits atop the Mount Rushmore of challenging repair jobs a technician may be faced with. Dealing with head gasket issues isn’t for the inexperienced tech. Although these jobs can bring a nice profit, the work can be complex and time-consuming. Here are some things every tech should know before tackling a head gasket repair job.