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Fuel Trims And AFR Sensors

Fuel trims are a difficult topic to cover in a matter of a few pages. But this summer, an old friend and former teaching partner arrived at our local car show with the check engine light illuminated on his 2004 Holden Monaro, which was imported from...

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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 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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Offered as a complete assembly and priced lower than new, CARDONE says its drive axle assemblies are the perfect solution for repair shops looking to save time while offering superior value.Read More
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September 26,2016
The OBDII 12V Memory Saver (Model JSOBD) allows you to disconnect a vehicle’s battery without losing electronic presets like radio and clock settings,...Read More
cadillac-escalade

September 26,2016
GM's Autoride comes standard on the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade EXT. Autoride is an electronic suspension control system that independently controls each of the four shock absorbers in order to control the vehicle ride characteristics. The electronic suspension control (ESC) system is capable of making these changes within milliseconds.Read More

September 26,2016
The Car Care Council's monthly e-newsletter, "Be Car Care Aware" e-brief, provides an easy way for auto care industry members to receive information to help educate motorists about auto care and get involved in the "Be Car Care Aware" campaign.Read More

September 26,2016
The Monroe Shockmobile fleet visited more than 500 trade customers, met thousands of consumers and celebrated the brand's 100th anniversary, all while promoted the brand's safety inspection reminder.Read More

September 26,2016
The upgrades began with a new server infrastructure that is faster, more reliable and easily scalable to keep up with demand, the company says.Read More
Anti lock brake system

September 25,2016
Don't always jump to conclusions. A wheel-speed-sensor-related trouble code does not always mean that the sensor itself is faulty. SureTrack provides multiple possible solutions to one problem. In this situation, the problem is code C1233. Scan over this Real Fix and see if it is the right fix for you.Read More

September 25,2016
When a brake pad makes contact with the rotor, it causes the brake pad and rotor to vibrate. This is “ground zero” for all brake noise. If the vibration is transmitted through the brake pad’s backing plate and into the caliper and bracket, this could generate noise the driver could hear if the frequency is between 20- and 20,000-Hz.Read More

September 24,2016
An effective burnish cycle to seat the friction materials into the opposing rotor and drum surfaces requires approximately 200 stops. The 200 stops are consistent with the burnish procedure outlined in the FMVSS 105 and FMVSS 135. Read More

September 23,2016
AME International announces the release of its Accu-Flate XL, a handheld digital tire inflator. The Accu-Flate XL measures, inflates and deflates tires with advanced precision...Read More

September 23,2016
Arnott Air Suspension Products, a provider of aftermarket air suspension parts and accessories, has announced the introduction of two new aftermarket air suspension solenoid...Read More

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CARDONE Introduces Remanufactured Drive Axle Assemblies

CARDONE Industries has announced the release of remanufactured drive axle assemblies. Offered as a complete assembly and priced significantly lower than new, CARDONE drive axle assemblies are the perfect...More

Hybrid Service Training

If you are turning away hybrid vehicle service, change that mindset right now. With more than 4-million hybrid vehicles sold through April 2016, service opportunities exist if you welcome them and are...More

Handheld Digital Tire Inflator from AME International

AME International announces the release of its Accu-Flate XL, a handheld digital tire inflator. The Accu-Flate XL measures, inflates and deflates tires with advanced precision and is for use in the...More

AIRCAT Composite Stubby Impact Wrenches

AIRCAT Pneumatic Tools, a division of Florida Pneumatic Manufacturing Corporation, announces the launch of its new composite versions of its Stubby impacts – the 1056-XL and 1076-XL 3/8”. With 550...More

Repair Shop Coach To Host Shop Owners' Event In Las Vegas

On Oct. 14 and 15 at The Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, Repair Shop Coach will host The Auto Repair Event, featuring President of Repair Shop Coach Ron Ipach, and partners Keith McClone and Gerry Frank...More

Federated Awards Jeep Grand Prize During Federated 400 Festivities

There was more excitement than usual in the Federated 400 hospitality area at Richmond International Raceway this year. Tim Hicks of Don Hicks Auto Service in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, was awarded a...More