December 2016 Archives - Brake & Front End
GM Tech Tip: Grease Or Sealant Visible On Electronic Power Steering Gear Is Not A Leak

On GM vehicles with electric power steering starting in 2009, you may see grease or sealant on certain locations of the steering gear. Vehicles with electric power steering systems do not have fluid inside of them.

Ford Tech Tip: 9.75 Traction-Lok Rear Axle Chatter Or Shudder On Slow Turns When Cold

Some F-150s equipped with a 9.75 Traction-Lok rear axle assembly may exhibit a shudder, chatter and/or vibration during slow, tight turns. This concern may be more noticeable after cold startup and less noticeable once the rear axle fluid warms up.

Sprinter Van Brake Maintenance

The Dodge/Mercedes-Benz/Freightliner Sprinter is not a huge seller when compared to other fleet vehicles. But, it has gained a solid following because of its huge internal cargo capacity and fuel-efficient engines. The brakes are very conventional, but require special attention for the ABS and pad sensors.

BRAKE LIGHTS 1985: Third Brake Light DOT Mandate

The third brake light was mandated for 1986 model year vehicles. Some aftermarket companies sold kits so shops could sell this safety item to owners of older vehicles. It never really caught on.

Is The Aftermarket Or Auto Care Industry The Underdogs Of The American Economy? Or, Are We The Foundation?

The aftermarket is changing and is being forced to keep pace with evolving technology and consumer tastes. It is a fearless industry that is not afraid to service vehicles that are two or 20 years old, and it is one that is not afraid to find new ways to retain old customers and attract new ones. In all, the auto care industry adapts more efficiently and faster than any other.