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Clint Bowyer Crew Chief Billy Scott Wins Career-First MOOG 'Problem Solver' Award

Billy Scott, crew chief for Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry, won his career-first MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after Bowyer made a late charge to finish sixth in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 NASCAR...

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A New Way To Learn: Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour Comes To Babcox

The Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour made a stop on Aug. 5 at Babcox Media. Editors were invited to experience the simulated virtual workshop, working through a series of real-world vehicle repair problems using Oculus Rift headset technology. Two trucks,...

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Raybestos Partners With Schwartz Performance To Restore Classic '69 Mustang Fastback

Raybestos has joined forces once again with Schwartz Performance to restore an American icon muscle car: a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback. “Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation. Working with the first-class...

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Hyundai No-Start, No-Crank Condition Due to Gear Selector Range Switch

Affected Models: Tucson (2010-); Santa Fe (2010-12); Sonata (2011-); Elantra (2013-); Accent (2012-); Azera (2012- ); and Veloster (2013-). Condition: An improperly adjusted or improperly operating inhibitor switch (range switch) may result in...

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Be Wary of the Fall Maintenance Slowdown

If you think you don’t need to do any more marketing this quarter because you’ve been riding the summer vehicle maintenance wave, think again. While your car count is likely high — due to road trip inspections, oil changes, A/C service and unperformed...

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Honda Civic: Failed PCMs and CAN System Diagnostics

It’s not unusual for me to get help requests through my e-mail. Sometimes it’s from working technicians, other times it’s from vehicle owners who can’t get their problems solved through professional repair shops. In early 2014, I received one...

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Identifix Celebrates 50,000 Direct-Hit Subscribers with 50K Giveaway Contest

Identifix, Inc. has reached another milestone: its 50,000th subscriber to Direct-Hit, its award-winning online tool. To commemorate the occasion, the company has launched a contest called the 50K Giveaway. Five Direct-Hit users who submit a Hotline...

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Liquid Tools: Choose Your Maintenance Chemicals Based On The Application

The shelves in most parts stores are stocked with an abundance of aerosol maintenance products – everything from cleaners to lubricants. The huge selection of products can be overwhelming, leading to confusion about which product you should purchase...

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Snap-on Franchisee Conference Draws Record Crowd

Snap-on reports that it drew a record-setting crowd for its Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) held in Washington, D.C., this year. The three-day business conference brings together Snap-on Tools franchisees for insight, information and celebration...

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Aftermarket TPMS Sensors and Scan Tools

Aftermarket TPMS Solutions Servicing tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) can be a quick money-maker that requires minimal labor. The service is also essential since this maintenance applies to every vehicle made or sold in the U.S. since 2008. Manufacturers...

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Fuel Tank Installation: Avoiding the Second Drop

Nothing is worse than a comeback after a fuel tank has been dropped. Discovering that the fuel tank needs to be dropped again to address a problem can kill shop productivity and profitability. Below are tips that can help you avoid comebacks and dropping...

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Correct Fuel Hose Installation

Understanding the Differences Between Fuel Hoses Fuel hoses are not universal. Outside of the dimensional requirements, fuel hoses have requirements for permeation, pressure and the type of fuel they can carry. This can get even more confusing when...

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Electric power steering is more energy efficient than hydraulic systems and does not provide assist until it receives driver input, but there are differences in the hydraulic and electric assist that will affect the driver’s and technician’s understanding of the component and its integration into the ESC and self-park system.Read More
  • Test Drive

    How to Test Drive a Car to Check for Problems

    Test drives on the surface can seem like one of the most unprofitable tasks a technician can perform. But, test drives can be one of the most profitable processes a shop can do to help sell more service.

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  • Cheap Brake Pads

    Cheap Brake Pads

    Selling cheap brake pads can help automotive technicians market their services, but what is the real cost of installing inferior quality brake pads?

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  • ABS Modulator

    Troubleshooting ABS Modulator Mechanical Problems

    Mechanical issues with the ABS modulator, or hydraulic control units (HCU), are rare, but they can happen. With more vehicles on the roads with older ABS systems that have not seen proper brake fluid maintenance, mechanical issues are be

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Shop Profile: Tech One Automotive Danny Wisian has hiring down to a science. Since opening Tech One Automotive in Austin, TX, in October 1999, Danny...Read More

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One of the most common questions we hear from shop owners is regarding how often they should perform employee reviews. I would like to...Read More

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The Walker “Converter Days” promotion returns this fall, giving consumers big savings on qualifying Walker catalytic converters bought between September...Read More

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Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a leading and trusted aftermarket supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket parts for HVAC and engine cooling,...Read More

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The Monroe Shocktober promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the...Read More

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September 1,2015
Millions of racing fans following next weekend’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at the Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway will be...Read More

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A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help shops, stores and auto care organizations get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check...Read More

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Trico Products has added three new rear blade part numbers to the TRICO Exact Fit blade line. TRICO now offers two new rear integral blades...Read More

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