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Brake Fluid 101: What Does Brake Fluid Do? What is the Difference Between DOT 3 vs. DOT 4?

When you think about the braking system of a vehicle, you probably think about the major parts you see when removing the wheel: brake pads, rotors, calipers and maybe hydraulics. However, one of the most important parts of the system isn’t visible: brake fluid. Brake fluid comes in several formulations for different applications and plays

Checklist: Winter Brake System Issues to Look Out For

Welcome to January, where much of the United States has begun to experience cold temperatures, snowstorms and icy roads. Depending on where your shop is located, you could be looking at another three months of cold, wet weather, bringing with it the usual wear-and-tear to customers’ vehicles. You know the importance of always performing a

100% COMPLETE Power Steering Fluid Coverage by Lubegard

The fluid experts at Lubegard offer two, fully synthetic power steering fluids that offer 100% vehicle coverage that includes electric hydraulic power steering systems (EHPS). Simplify your inventory with our two COMPLETE fluid solutions:  LUBEGARD® COMPLETE™ Synthetic Power Steering Fluid #23232 is the service solution for all European, North American, and Asian vehicles (except Honda/Acura)

Extreme Weather Conditions Can Affect CV Axle Performance

Extreme weather and rugged conditions can be tough on today’s vehicles. This is especially true with work vehicles that are required to operate in even the worst environmental conditions. OE style CV axles function well in normal conditions but can be subject to premature failure due to extreme cold, heat and rugged conditions.  TrakMotive A

Beam vs. Conventional Wiper Blades: Which is Better?

As you’re aware, all car parts change over time. This includes wiper blades, which some vehicle owners might not consider to be a crucial part. As with any other vehicle component, research and technology have improved the way wipers are designed, how they’re installed, and their overall function.  Weather and road conditions vary and will

6 Signs It’s Time to Put Down the Pen and Ditch the Paper 

There’s no time to hesitate.  The surge in the aftermarket sweet spot — or vehicles in the six- to 12-year age range that will soon require significant repairs — reached 94 million in the first half of 2021, according to Experian Automotive. That total accounts for nearly 31% of all vehicles in operation.  That percentage

Trust in Delphi Technologies, the OE for your ignition coils

Delphi Technologies is the only OE manufacturer that has a full-line ignition coil offering. Delphi Technologies’ ignition coil program covers 97% of European, Asian and Domestic applications with 392 SKUs, and serves as the OE on over 51 million applications. This ranges from a variety of vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge,

Engineering behind chassis: high and low-friction parts 

When it comes to chassis parts, simplicity is the key to success. Overengineering components can not only make it more difficult to perform repairs, but it some cases may cause earlier repairs/failures in certain scenarios. What is overengineering? Overengineering is often described as designing a product or solution in an unnecessarily complicated way where a

What Is The Cost Of A Wheel Bearing Comeback?

Every time your shop works on a vehicle, there is a potential for a comeback. The cause of the comeback could be due to technician error, miscommunication or additional failures on the vehicle. The random nature of these comebacks can make them difficult to anticipate. But, comebacks and financial losses due to low-quality or defective

Quality-Built Brake Pads and Rotors Powered by MPA

Backed by over fifty years of product innovation and engineering expertise, Motorcar Parts of America is proud to announce the addition of Quality-Built replacement brake pads and rotors to our extensive product portfolio. This full line of brake system components provides a wide range of application coverage and options for every type of driver and

REPLACEMENT TIME: CV AXLES 101

When it comes to your vehicle, there are many different components to be aware of. From whining to clunking to screeching, failing components can make noises, this could be a sign letting you know the CV axles need to be replaced. A common replacement part in front-wheel drive vehicles is the CV axle. CV Axles

Closing Tool for Recommended Repairs Goes Digital

Your customer clicks on the link your service advisor just texted. The updated repair order at the end of the link confirms her worst fear: Your technician’s repair recommendations cost more than what’s in her bank account and all but eliminates whatever’s left on her high-balance credit card. That’s when she spots a button in