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Do Cabin Air Filters Help Winter Breathing Problems?

When some people think about cabin air filters, they conjure up images of summertime, air conditioning and musty smells. The reality is that cabin air filters work the majority of their magic when temperatures drop and cause winter breathing problems. Every...

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Mazda Timing Belt And Chain Replacement

In this article, we’re going to be looking at the ­timing components on the Mazda line of vehicles. We’ll be focusing on timing belts since they are considered a service item and will present the greater amount of opportunity for replacement. Then,...

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Honda Element Brake Job

It may look like a car that was never removed from the box it came in, but the Honda Element isn’t boxy when it comes to the brakes. Based on the CR-V platform, there is also nothing tricky when it comes to service. But, its brake system is hardware...

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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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Coolant Transfusion: Proper Selection Prevents System Degradation

Coolant is easily analogized to blood, both being liquids that are essential to the functioning of an entire complex system. The analogy extends even ­further though because, like blood, coolant has different types, and it’s not a stretch these...

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Water Pump Cavitation: What Cavitation In Pumps Means

Why Cavitation in Pumps Occurs The tiny “bubbles” of water pump cavitation can kill the pump. While you will never actually see the tiny bubbles of cavitation in pumps, you can see the damage of cavitation that looks like metal eaten by termites. That...

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Think Before You Grab The Scanner

An older gentleman came to the shop with wipers that would not turn off. This customer was insistent that it had to be a serious malfunction. He was so sure of himself that it made me think there was something seriously wrong with the car. If it was going...

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Arnott Air Suspension Products has announced the introduction of a new right or left rear air spring for the 2002-’09 Lexus GX 470, the...Read More
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    Ateq Launches New Tire Tread Gauge

    Ateq TPMS Tools has added the Tire Tread Depth Gauge (TTD) to its line of TPMS tool accessories for the VT56 OBDII TPMS Diagnostic Tool. When connected to the VT56 TPMS tool, the TTD allows technicians to complete a tire and TPMS sensor

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    iATN Launches Mobile App

    The new mobile app from iATN gives its members the opportunity to fully participate in all network discussions from their iPhone or iPad. With iATN: Auto Pro Community, members can reply to existing discussions, start new ones and attach

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    Identifying TPMS Battery Issues

    It doesn’t matter what kind device it’s in, a battery on the verge of death can cause all sorts of weird things to happen. TPMS sensors are no different. All sorts of problems can arise from a dying TPMS sensor battery. All t

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February 5,2016
Building on one of the most successful and longest-lasting partnerships in motorsports, Team Penske and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America have...Read More

From UnderhoodService
February 4,2016
The new Snap-on Pass Thru Pro III (EETA113C) has been enhanced from the previous model to make the J2534 vehicle reprogramming process easier than...Read More

February 3,2016
Cambridge-based PartsTech Inc., a provider of next-generation e-commerce technology for repair shops, recently announced that users will now have access to more than 550...Read More

February 2,2016
ShowMeTheParts, a division of Vertical Development Inc., recently collaborated with AP Exhaust Technologies Inc. to power its new mobile app. According to the companies,...Read More

February 2,2016
MAT Holdings Inc. has announced the launch of the Bendix Brakes brand Premium product line, which offers comprehensive coverage for late-model vehicles. The Bendix...Read More

February 1,2016
The Automotive Service Association has released the complete agenda for management and technical service training, taking place on Feb. 26-27, in Orlando, Florida, at...Read More

February 1,2016
Ken-Tool has announced the introduction of the new 29850 tire valve installation tool to aid tire service technicians with the installation of 'snap-in' rubber tire valve stems into automotive, light truck and trailer wheels.Read More

February 1,2016
The Equipment and Tool Institute announces the launch of its updated website, www.etools.org. The completely redesigned website provides members with easy access to essential information, ETI event details, ETI Member search, key documents and presentations, an industry events calendar, job postings and important industry information.Read More
Transmission leak

February 1,2016
Follow these tips to diagnose and fix a transmission fluid leak on several Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models. The first step is to remove the LH halfshaft and inspect the halfshaft journal surface finish.Read More
Anti lock brake system

February 1,2016
If you diagnose a bad hub bearing on one side of a vehicle, and the ABS wheel speed sensor or tone ring is integral to the bearing, you may need additional repairs to restore proper ABS functioning. In many cases, replacing one hub bearing will cause the driver to feel ABS false activation when coming to a slow stop on dry pavement. Read More
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Bosch Extends Partnership With Penske Racing

Building on one of the most successful and longest-lasting partnerships in motorsports, Team Penske and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America have announced a multi-year extension that will carry...More

Honda K-Series Engine Bearing Identification, Installation

Honda uses a specific bearing selection process for both rod and main bearings. It includes using a chart along with the identified parts included in the engine being rebuilt. Connecting rod bearing selection...More

Chicago Pneumatic’s New Ratchet Delivers Maximum Value

  Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new series of compact and ergonomic ratchets for the vehicle service industry.   The versatile CP7829 and CP7829H ratchets come with two socket...More

ATEQ Launches New Tire Tread Depth Gauge Accessory

ATEQ TPMS Tools, LC, has added the TTD (Tire Tread Depth) gauge to its newest line of TPMS tool accessories. With the TTD accessory connected to the VT56 TPMS Tool, technicians can now provide a complete...More

Bosch Extends Partnership With Penske Racing

Building on one of the most successful and longest-lasting partnerships in motorsports, Team Penske and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America have announced a multi-year extension that will carry...More

HUBB Introduces New Oil Filter To The Aftermarket

HUBB has introduced a new oil filter to the automotive aftermarket. The company says the HUBB filter’s patented design provides significant engine protection, cost-savings and environmental benefits....More