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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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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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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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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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GM HVAC Door Actuator Motors: Operation And Calibration

GM Electrically Driven Actuator Motors Long gone are the cables and rods jutting out of the firewall to operate the heater control valve or a vacuum unit pulling a blend door open. These days, it’s electrically driven actuator motors (modules) accomplishing...

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Solving Carbon Deposits In Direct Fuel Injection Engines

Symptom: Misfire codes, stumbling and suspicious fuel trim numbers. On a scan tool, the engine may show a loss in volumetric efficiency. The driver may complain about a loss of power, poor fuel economy and hard starts. Cause: Carbon deposits on...

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"With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of summer, our thoughts now shift to fall and the upcoming AAPEX show," said Amy Mattinat, president, Car Care Council Women's Board. "We decided to extend the deadline to give industry members more time to get their award entries and nominations in after the long holiday weekend."Read More
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August 31,2016
MODIS Edge from Snap-on is a combination full-function scan tool and scope/graphing meter that delivers new features, plus the powerhouse speed and performance...Read More

August 31,2016
Great Bear Auto Repair and Auto Body Shop in Flushing, NY, recently celebrated its 83rd anniversary while promoting the Women Auto Know program.Read More

August 30,2016
The sweepstakes will award an all-expenses-paid trip for two to attend this year's Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week events, including AAPEX and SEMA Show.Read More

August 30,2016
Running a successful repair shop isn’t just about knowing how to fix cars, it’s about being able to effectively implement tried-and-true business strategies. That’s...Read More

August 30,2016
The Group has made a $10,000 donation with Federated and Pronto, each donating $5,000 to assist AACF in helping those individuals in need.Read More

August 29,2016
Nathan Reed, a 2009 graduate from UTI-Glendale Heights, was honored by Navistar as their 2016 Top Service Technician for Trucks. Universal...Read More

August 29,2016
The Service Professionals Program and all sessions in the AAPEXedu are offered at no cost to AAPEX attendees. Sessions are accredited by the University of the Aftermarket toward AAP and MAAP designations.Read More

From Import Car
August 29,2016
The hottest trends in virtual reality (VR) video and augmented reality (AR) video will take center stage at the 2016 SEMA Show, where showgoers...Read More

August 29,2016
The ASE Industry Education Alliance held its third annual instructor conference last month in Concord, North Carolina. With more than 300 automotive instructors, industry trainers and leaders in attendance, the conference offered three full days of training that count toward an instructor's NATEF accreditation.Read More

August 29,2016
This release features 11 OE sensors offering coverage for more than 3 million vehicles on the road today.Read More

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