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Remember the Filters During an AutomaticTransmission Fluid Evacuation Service

Fluid evacuation systems in the automatic transmission service industry are commonly being used in lieu of traditional transmission service methods. The use of this method to replace the transmission fluid is a clean, efficient and safe way to remove...

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Oldsmobile: Engine Overheats, Replaced Engine Coolant Thermostat

Model: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero Complaint The customer states the engine is overheating. Sometimes DTC P0125 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Insufficient for Closed Loop Fuel Control will be present. Cause Observed the engine coolant temperature...

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Avoid Alternator Returns, Make Peace With Your Parts Suppliers

If the charging voltage is low, or the alternator isn’t putting out enough current to keep up with the electrical loads that are placed upon it, don’t automatically assume the starter or alternator is bad and needs to be replaced (unless you’re...

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Woman's Tough Road Leads To Ownership Of Triangle Tires

Women auto shop owners aren’t rare anymore, but the story of Gina Paschall, owner of Triangle Tires in North Carolina, is definitely unique. According to The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC, Paschall, now 51, became a ward of the state at 5 years...

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Google Your Shop - What Do You See?

Go and enter the name of your shop at Google.com. Try putting quote marks around the name of your shop, like “Main Street Auto Care.” Now try entering the city where you are located with the name of your shop. What did you find? Your shop’s website?...

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Tennessee Shop Offers Discounts To Customers In Need

Price is often the biggest sticking point in an auto repair job. Some customers just have no feel for what certain services or parts cost, others have perhaps been treated poorly in the past (or are cheap), and some just flat out do not have the money....

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Brake Job: 2010 Ford Fiesta

What’s so significant about the 2010-current Ford Fiesta brakes? First, the Ford Fiesta is one of the first sub-compacts on the market with the “Full Monty” of ABS/ESC/EBC/TC to come as standard. 2014-current models even have torque vectoring. Second,...

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10 Alignment Tips to Help You See Past The Angles

1. Talk to the driver. Always ask questions at the time the vehicle is written up. Find out why customers think they need an alignment. 2. Take notes. Nothing is worse than a repair order that just says “perform alignment” or “needs alignment.”...

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What to Know About Modern Air Ride Systems

GM, Ford, BMW and just about every other manufacturer has a 10-year-old vehicle on the road with an air ride suspension at the rear or at all four corners. These systems could be as exotic as a Land Rover Defender or as common as a Ford Explorer....

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Modern Fuel Control Diagnostics: Sorting Through the Datastream

When confronted with a fuel control problem on a modern vehicle, contributing writer Gary Goms normally uses short- and long-term fuel trims to determine if the problem is caused by one of many failures such as a vacuum leak or a leaking fuel pressure...

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Hunter Releases New Technical and Training-Specific Channel on YouTube

Hunter Engineering Company has launched a new technical and training channel on YouTube, called the Hunter Learning Channel. The Hunter Learning Channel features extensive training video playlists for every product category manufactured by Hunter....

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Ingersoll Rand Becomes ‘Official Power Tools of NASCAR’

NASCAR and Ingersoll Rand have announced a multi-year partnership designating Ingersoll Rand as the “Official Power Tools of NASCAR.” The multi-faceted agreement also designates Ingersoll Rand as an Official Partner of the International Motorsports...

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import vehicle sales

Need a dose of good news for your business? Then hear this: The influx of new vehicles in the market will lay the foundation for bountiful aftermarket service and repair opportunities. And, with import...Read More

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January 27,2015
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January 27,2015
ShowMeTheParts.com has announced the addition of Alltech, DURAFLEX and ORIGINAL GRADE brands to its offering. ShowMeTheParts.com now includes 283 brands...Read More

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January 27,2015
Federated Free Fuel Fridays are back. Beginning Jan. 30, Federated will announce four winners of free gas cards on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 27,2015
CARDONE introduces new parts every month to make sure technicians have the right parts when they need them. CARDONE has released 116 A1 CARDONE reman numbers...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 27,2015
John Lupiccolo of Wil-Ridge Auto Service in Evanston, Ill., was chosen as the second lucky winner of a 2015 pickup truck of his choice in the Aftermarket...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 27,2015
Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, April 30 – May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. The training...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 27,2015
The new Snap-on 18 Volt 3/8-inch Cordless Impact (CT8810A) may be compact in size, but is a monster performer. The CT8810A features a slender design and...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 27,2015
With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place to convince your customers to invest...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 27,2015
Women auto shop owners aren’t rare anymore, but the story of Gina Paschall, owner of Triangle Tires in North Carolina, is definitely unique. According...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 26,2015
A digital version of the January issue of ImportCar is available on-line. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles...Read More

From AutoCarePro
January 26,2015
Veyance Technologies has announced Paul Deanne of Accurate Auto Service in Snohomish, Wash., is its 2014 Gatorback Club grand-prize winner. In addition...Read More

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January 26,2015
WIX Filters is now offering mobile and stationary water absorbers and test kits for diesel and gasoline systems. “These new offerings further strengthen...Read More
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Remember the Filters During an AutomaticTransmission Fluid Evacuation Service

Fluid evacuation systems in the automatic transmission service industry are commonly being used in lieu of traditional transmission service methods. The use of this method to replace the transmission fluid...More

Oldsmobile: Engine Overheats, Replaced Engine Coolant Thermostat

Model: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero Complaint The customer states the engine is overheating. Sometimes DTC P0125 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Insufficient for Closed Loop Fuel Control will be present. Cause Observed...More

Remember the Filters During an AutomaticTransmission Fluid Evacuation Service

Fluid evacuation systems in the automatic transmission service industry are commonly being used in lieu of traditional transmission service methods. The use of this method to replace the transmission fluid...More

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What’s so significant about the 2010-current Ford Fiesta brakes? First, the Ford Fiesta is one of the first sub-compacts on the market with the “Full Monty” of ABS/ESC/EBC/TC to come as standard....More

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