November 2014 Archives - Brake & Front End
BRAKELIGHT: 1953 Pontiac (March 1953)

With the “Wide Track” design five years away, it is amazing to see just how much body roll was considered normal. The main difference in the 1953 was a lower roll center and longer control arms.

Are you afraid of selling alignments?

I am starting to notice a trend when it comes to alignments. It’s not the vehicles that are changing, but rather the attitudes toward alignment services — and it happens at independent repair shops, franchise shops and even dealers. The alignment bay is starting to become neglected as shops show less willingness to recommend and

selling alignments
Choosing the Right Brake Pad for the Right Customer

There is one simple piece of advice I try to live by: “Know what you know, and know what you don’t know.” This simple credo can save you from making mistakes and looking like a complete idiot. I am often asked for my opinion of a certain brand or application of brake pads, or which

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Decoding the TPMS Wireless Signal

In order to properly service a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), you must first understand the functionality of the system’s wireless signal. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the TPMS wireless signal, which could get in the way of your diagnostics and your ability to sell TPMS service. For example, Googling

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