Andrew Markel shows how servicing air ride has changed over time and what knowledge you will need to better work with modern systems.
Andrew Markel introduces a 30-minute webinar on the top TSBs of 2016 and how they can help diagnose vehicles in 2017. Sponsored by Federated Auto Parts.
Andrew Markel shows the impact of the change in common tire sizes and its effect on bushing maintenance.
Andrew Markel explains the main things to watch out for when installing or repairing aluminum calipers.
Andrew Markel answers a question from Robert in Maine about why an OBDII relearn procedure is more effective than a procedure from the OE.
Andrew Markel goes over the effects of disc thickness variation, where it comes from, and how to diagnose it.
Andrew Markel describes brake torque variation, how it can be caused by customer habits, and how it can be prevented on every brake job.
Andrew Markel shows how brake shims prevent noise and vibration in a brake system and the difference between higher and lower quality parts.
Andrew Markel goes over what can wear out on a shock assembly and why it is important to check the inside of a shock as well as the outside.
Andrew Markel relates a story from a technician where a jumpstarted car had a miscalibrated steering angle sensor.
Andrew Markel shows why regularly testing brake fluid is due to the construction of Bundy tubing.
In most cases, an aluminum component is as strong or stronger than steel or cast iron. But what sets aluminum apart is how it fails. Most aluminum suspension components are extruded or forged, and in some cases, will be heat-treated. If a component has undergone extreme stress, such as a curb strike, the part will most likely crack and break instead of bend. Andrew Markel has a video introduction in which he answers a reader question about threadlocking compound.