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Thorough Brake Inspections Are Comeback Preventers And Profit Builders

How many times have you seen a hand-painted sign in a shop window that advertised a menu-priced brake pad replacement for “$XX.95 per axle.” Of course, a menu-priced brake replacement would be good if a simple brake pad replacement would cure all...

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Automotive Pet Peeves 2: Reader Feedback Is Overwhelming

How many auto repair pet peeves are out there? Well, enough of them that one article wouldn’t hold them all. I’ve received so many emails, texts and phone calls about my article in the February issue that I thought: why not put everyone’s pet peeve...

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Air Filter Show & Tell: Seeing Is Believing

Air filters are normal wear items that ­require regular checks and ­replacement. Their role is to trap dirt particles that can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. In fuel-injected vehicles, the air filter also plays...

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Air Ride Diagnostics: Reservoirs and Compressors

Just about every Asian and European luxury import nameplate manufacturer has a 7- to 10-year-old vehicle on the road with an air-ride suspension at all four corners. Chances are one of these vehicles will be coming to your shop sooner rather than later. Regardless...

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Toyota Adds 1.4M Cars to Largest-Ever Recall

Toyota has added roughly 1.4 million vehicles to what has become the largest vehicle recall in U.S. history, the Associated Press reported. The recall is centered around air bags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp., which have been found to burn...

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Thorough Brake Inspections Are Comeback Preventers & Profit Builders

How many times have you seen a hand-painted sign in a shop window that advertised a menu-priced brake pad replacement for “$XX.95 per axle.” Of course, a menu-priced brake replacement would be good if a simple brake pad replacement would cure all...

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Can Cordless Power Tools Replace Pneumatic Tools?

I recently attended Milwaukee Tool’s annual media tool preview event where they unveiled over 80 new products that will be available later this year and early next year. Milwaukee Tool is known primarily as a leading supplier of professional-grade power...

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OTC's Technician Challenge Tour Will Award Ultimate Diagnostics for Life

The OTC Technician Challenge is going on tour with dates in six states, showcasing the Encore with new Bravo 2.0 software. Technicians nationwide will compete to win one of three Ultimate Diagnostics for Life packages. Ultimate Diagnostics for Life winners...

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New Productivity Features Added To Coverage In Snap-on Software Upgrade 15.2

Snap-on has increased its vehicle coverage in the new Software Upgrade 15.2 for the Auto-ID, One-Touch Full Vehicle Code Scan and the One-Touch Code Clear features to provide effective, accurate and fast diagnostics out of the box and miles down the road. The...

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BMW Recognized for Engine-Building Excellence

BMW Group’s engine-building prowess was recognized with four wins at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards. The drive unit in the BMW i8 earned two class wins as well as being declared overall winner, with a further class win being garnered...

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Diagnostic Dilemma: The Case of the Missing Code

When doing mobile diagnostic work, no-code stalling complaints are a major part of your agenda. In most cases, the client shop is simply too busy to duplicate the failure or, in some cases, a long test drive will yield nothing in the way of useful...

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Secondary Ignition: The Art of Spark

What is a coil? From the beginning of the internal combustion engine, several different ignition systems have been used to create a high-energy spark. The most popular system, and the one that’s in use today, is a step-up coil. A coil is nothing...

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Can road force balancing really make a difference? To answer the question of whether road force balancing is overkill, we should probably start by reviewing...Read More

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ZF TRW has recently produced its 60 millionth Electric Park Brake (EPB) motor-on-caliper unit. The technology was first developed at ZF TRW’s global...Read More

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GearWrench has introduced its new Colored-Handle Screwdrivers. Available in orange or green as individual items or eight-piece sets, the new screwdrivers...Read More

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Can Cordless Power Tools Replace Pneumatic Tools?

I recently attended Milwaukee Tool’s annual media tool preview event where they unveiled over 80 new products that will be available later this year and early next year. Milwaukee Tool is known primarily...More

Monster’s Light Features 10 SMD LED Bulbs

Monster introduces the new 7” Bump-Lite (MST96878), featuring 10 SMD LED bulbs, which are rated up to 500 lumens of output. Constructed of compact anodized aluminum casing for durability and heat...More

Air Ride Diagnostics: Reservoirs and Compressors

Just about every Asian and European luxury import nameplate manufacturer has a 7- to 10-year-old vehicle on the road with an air-ride suspension at all four corners. Chances are one of these vehicles will...More

Toyota Adds 1.4M Cars to Largest-Ever Recall

Toyota has added roughly 1.4 million vehicles to what has become the largest vehicle recall in U.S. history, the Associated Press reported. The recall is centered around air bags manufactured by Japan’s...More

A & E Tools Introduces CAT IV Wireless Clamp

Use your smartphone or tablet to view measurements wirelessly using the Lang 13810. It offers technicians the flexibility to choose from test lead measurements, a standard clamp head or a low amp clamp-on...More

Streamlight’s LED Light Delivers 1,100 Lumens

Streamlight Inc. has introduced the UltraStinger LED, which provides 1,100 lumens of blinding light and 65,000 candela for a far-reaching beam, is the most powerful model in the signature Stinger family. “The...More

Chicago Auto Show Display Takes 1.0L EcoBoost Apart

One of many highlights in the Ford booth at the 107th Chicago Auto Show was a large layout of the pieces that make up the first-ever Ford three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. This 1.0 liter turbocharged, direct-injection...More

Performance V6 and Four Bangers

Any engine builder worth his or her torque wrench keeps their eyes open. They’re looking for anything and everything to make work easier, better and, of course, more profitable. And just as important...More