April 2014 Archives - Brake & Front End
BRAKELIGHT: World War II (April 1944)

At the start of World War II, Japan occupied the rubber plantations in the Dutch East Indies. This cut U.S. manufacturers off from the largest sources of natural rubber to make tires and products for the war effort. The U.S. solved the problem using rationing, recycling and lowering the speed limit to 35 mph. Another

Cartridge-Style Wheel Bearing Inspection, Installation Nuances

More and more vehicles are being equipped with cartridge-style wheel bearings — a style that requires a lot more labor to replace when compared to hub units or tapered roller bearings. What’s new? What should you watch for? While the fundamentals of the job have not changed since the 1980s, what has changed is the

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Late-Model Brake Job Tips For Pontiac, Chevy, Cadillac, GMC And Buick

GM currently has about eight active vehicle platforms in North America, and many of these platforms share foundation brake ­technology and ­systems, like ABS and parking brakes. Compared to the ­previous generation of GM vehicles, these brake systems are more robust, yet more precise, and focused on reducing brake noise problems. Nearly every GM ­passenger

Eight Keys To Selling Auto Service

You’ll need to know your customers’ buying habits as well as their service histories. You should always request your first-time customers’ service records, and should ask them about their service histories verbally as well. This information can be extremely helpful during any sales process, especially when it comes to selling maintenance.