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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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Automotive technology continues to evolve in several directions. While many manufacturers are concentrating on electric and hybrid technology, higher mileage, and smaller and lighter vehicles, others are focused on performance, horsepower and ever-higher top speeds.Read More
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August 23,2016
These 10 tips will allow future alignment jobs to be completed more quickly and efficiently. This article reminds techs to check steering angle sensors, look at tire pressure before performing an alignment, and take notes.Read More

August 23,2016
When consumers need auto repair and maintenance service, they can compare, book and pay for local automotive service through Openbay without ever having to take out a wallet.Read More

August 23,2016
These specialty brake pads were developed for everyday heavy-use situations and specifically designed for fleets.Read More

August 23,2016
Permatex announces the addition of Permatex Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic's Laundry Detergent. This professional-grade detergent is designed specifically to remove automotive grease, stains and odors from technicians' work clothes.Read More

From UnderhoodService
August 23,2016
Makita U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its 18V lithium-ion cordless tool platform with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 6.0Ah battery (model BL1860B), which is compatible...Read More

From Import Car
August 23,2016
Finding refrigerant leaks saves time, money and most importantly, the environment from harmful emissions. The revisions in SAE J2791 and SAE J2913 establish...Read More

August 23,2016
Coxreels announce the new Brawny option available for most 100 Series hose reels. The 100 Series reel can be mounted to a floor, wall,...Read More

August 23,2016
Adenna Inc. announces the recent signing of an agreement with Matco Tools. This agreement covers the distribution of Adenna's synthetic and latex disposable gloves to automotive professionals and enthusiasts through Matco Tools' fleet of over 1,700 mobile franchised distributors and their comprehensive online catalog.Read More

August 22,2016
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC announced it will sponsor Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) as the team’s Official Compressed Air Technology partner. This is the first...Read More

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Diagnosing Flood-Damaged Vehicles

When I encounter a flood-damaged vehicle, I’m reminded of the margarine commercial from the 1970s in which Mother Nature is fooled into thinking that the advertised margarine is real butter. This commercial...More

Avoid GDI Performance Loss With New BG GDI Fuel/Air Induction Service

Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines are prone to early carbon buildup. Vehicle owners will notice a drop in power and performance, sometimes before the first oil change. BG introduces the new BG GDI...More

Thexton Introduces Brake Spring Release Tool

Thexton Manufacturing Co. has introduced its THX832 GM “W” Rear Brake Spring Release Tool. The THX832 is ergonomically engineered for mechanical advantage. It works with large and small “W”...More

TPMS Tool Demonstrations to be Held at ATEQ AAPEX and SEMA Exhibits

  ATEQ has exhibited at both SEMA and AAPEX since 2005 and expects this year to be the best year yet. Twenty ATEQ TPMS experts from around the world will be in attendance, speaking 11 languages...More

Avoid GDI Performance Loss With New BG GDI Fuel/Air Induction Service

Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines are prone to early carbon buildup. Vehicle owners will notice a drop in power and performance, sometimes before the first oil change. BG introduces the new BG GDI...More

Trico Recognized As MOPAR Quality Supplier Of The Year By Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Trico Products Corp. was recently named the MOPAR Quality Supplier of the Year by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) at the sixth annual Qualitas Supplier Awards ceremony. The FCA US LLC Qualitas...More