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Do Training, Technology And Parts Sourcing Issues Keep You Up At Night?

We often hear that the things that keep shop owners awake at night pertain to profitability, productivity, training, keeping up with technology, shop operations/expenses and parts quality/availability. This month, we hear directly from one of your...

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Top 10 Automotive Repair Shop Pet Peeves

No two days are the same for the owner of a repair shop. Every day brings its unique set of challenges to overcome, but, for the most part, the day progresses along and one day passes to the next. But, there are those occasions when certain daily activities...

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Keeping Counterfeit Parts Off The Road

One constant refrain in the technical features on AutoCarePro and all of our sister sites, is the need to use quality parts — and trust where that part is coming from. Failing to do so puts your customer and your shop’s reputation at risk. But...

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Engine Coolant Temperature Diagnostics

While old-school cooling system service often ­focused on coolant leaks and overheating engines, let’s begin thinking “new-school” by looking at modern cooling systems through the eyes of the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor. Coolant temperature...

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Volkswagen: Parking Indicator Sounds Off with No Obstacle

Customer complains that the parking assistance issues warning sounds for both the front and/or rear of vehicle with no obstacle in range. Water intrusion into sensor holders is causing corroded plug contacts and sensor electrical pins, which results in...

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Volkswagen: Unnecessary Electric Coolant Fan Replacements

Model: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Customer concerns of “electric coolant fans continue to run after the ignition is switched off” are resulting in unnecessary coolant fan replacements. It is considered normal operation for the electric coolant...

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Educating Drivers, Technicians and Service Advisers with Dill’s New TPMS Videos

Dill Air Controls has launched its new TPMS training and educational videos, supporting three audiences — consumers, technicians and service advisers. The consumer videos are available in shortened versions, and are positioned for the customer waiting...

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Top 5 Tools: Kenny Younkins, Ken’s Auto Service Center

Kenny Younkins, owner Ken’s Auto Service Center Akron, OH While Ken first said his favorite tool is his fishing rod, he said in the shop he prefers these five:   Snap-on 3/8” Drive Impact Wrench Mastercool Brake Flaring Kit Mitchell...

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Mitchell 1 Enhances Quick Links and Printing Functions in Latest Release of ProDemand

Mitchell 1 announces it has made several important enhancements in the latest release of its ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance information program as a direct response to customer feedback. The implemented changes include an expanded Quick...

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Ford: Smoke From Vehicle When Starting

Vehicle: 2005 Ford Taurus SE, 3.0L Complaint: The customer says smoke comes from vehicle when starting. Cause: Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found smoke coming from the vehicle when the engine was started. Inspected the vehicle and found...

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R-1234yf Safety Procedure Checklist

Remember that R-1234yf is only mildly flammable. To become flammable, the mixture of air and refrigerant in a closed area like a vehicle cabin would need to be between 6.5% and 12.3% of the chemical vapor. This mixture must then experience a significant...

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Refrigerant Revolution: What R-1234yf Means for Service, Equipment, Safety

The new R-1234yf refrigerant is more than just a new jumble of numbers and letters on a label. For your shop, R-1234yf means several new procedures, a certification and new equipment in order to properly handle these new systems. Why the difference...

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TPMS relearn

The first step in any diagnostic strategy is to figure out whether or not your customer's vehicle actually has a TPMS problem. Any number...Read More

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February 26,2015
Vehicle owners can save up to $30 on brake jobs this spring by choosing Wagner ThermoQuiet premium brake pads. Now through May 31, 2015,...Read More

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CARDONE has announced availability of several new products including new accelerator pedal sensors and air suspension products. Details of the new part...Read More

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February 26,2015
The Automotive Communication Council (ACC) has announced the agenda for its 2015 annual conference. This year’s event will be held April 14-16 in downtown...Read More

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February 26,2015
The Auto Care Association, in partnership with its Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) segment, has launched a new Auto Care Internship...Read More

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February 26,2015
The digital version of the February issue of Brake & Front End magazine is available online. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version...Read More

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February 26,2015
Raybestos Powertrain has announced its newest racing sponsorship: the Raybestos Powertrain/Loshak Racing Ford Mustang TA2. Driven by five-time Sports Car...Read More

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February 26,2015
FRAM has announced the rollout of the FRAM Pro Series product line, a set of oil, air and cabin air filters designed specifically for...Read More

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February 26,2015
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America has announced it will donate $1,000 to charity each time one of its sponsored teams scores a NASCAR Sprint...Read More

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February 26,2015
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, expected to be within a 20-mile radius of its current Elyria...Read More

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February 24,2015
Rotary Lift introduces a lightweight, easy-to-use jack stand designed to stabilize vehicles loaded on two-post surface and inground lifts. The new...Read More
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Ford: Smoke From Vehicle When Starting

Vehicle: 2005 Ford Taurus SE, 3.0L Complaint: The customer says smoke comes from vehicle when starting. Cause: Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found smoke coming from the vehicle when the...More

R-1234yf Safety Procedure Checklist

Remember that R-1234yf is only mildly flammable. To become flammable, the mixture of air and refrigerant in a closed area like a vehicle cabin would need to be between 6.5% and 12.3% of the chemical vapor....More