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Aftermarket TPMS Sensors and Scan Tools

Aftermarket TPMS Solutions Servicing tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) can be a quick money-maker that requires minimal labor. The service is also essential since this maintenance applies to every vehicle made or sold in the U.S. since 2008. Manufacturers...

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Fuel Tank Installation: Avoiding the Second Drop

Nothing is worse than a comeback after a fuel tank has been dropped. Discovering that the fuel tank needs to be dropped again to address a problem can kill shop productivity and profitability. Below are tips that can help you avoid comebacks and dropping...

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Correct Fuel Hose Installation

Understanding the Differences Between Fuel Hoses Fuel hoses are not universal. Outside of the dimensional requirements, fuel hoses have requirements for permeation, pressure and the type of fuel they can carry. This can get even more confusing when...

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Clint Bowyer Crew Chief Billy Scott Wins Career-First MOOG 'Problem Solver' Award

Billy Scott, crew chief for Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry, won his career-first MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after Bowyer made a late charge to finish sixth in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 NASCAR...

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A New Way To Learn: Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour Comes To Babcox

The Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour made a stop on Aug. 5 at Babcox Media. Editors were invited to experience the simulated virtual workshop, working through a series of real-world vehicle repair problems using Oculus Rift headset technology. Two trucks,...

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Raybestos Partners With Schwartz Performance To Restore Classic '69 Mustang Fastback

Raybestos has joined forces once again with Schwartz Performance to restore an American icon muscle car: a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback. “Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation. Working with the first-class...

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Electric Power Steering Diagnostics

Understanding Electric Power Steering Systems Electric power steering, or EPS, is more energy efficient than hydraulic systems and does not provide assist until it receives driver input. The steering wheel position sensor and applied torque sensor are...

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How to Test Drive a Car to Check for Problems

Test Drive Diagnostics Test drives on the surface can seem like one of the most unprofitable tasks a technician can perform. But, test drives can be one of the most profitable processes a shop can do to help sell more service. You just have to have procedures...

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Cheap Brake Pads

The Real Cost of Installing Cheap Brake Pads Ever since the first issue of Brake & Front End came off the presses, the magazine has warned of the costs of using inferior friction materials with brake pads. In the 1930s, the magazine fought the fight...

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Identifix Celebrates 50,000 Direct-Hit Subscribers with 50K Giveaway Contest

Identifix, Inc. has reached another milestone: its 50,000th subscriber to Direct-Hit, its award-winning online tool. To commemorate the occasion, the company has launched a contest called the 50K Giveaway. Five Direct-Hit users who submit a Hotline...

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Liquid Tools: Choose Your Maintenance Chemicals Based On The Application

The shelves in most parts stores are stocked with an abundance of aerosol maintenance products – everything from cleaners to lubricants. The huge selection of products can be overwhelming, leading to confusion about which product you should purchase...

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Snap-on Franchisee Conference Draws Record Crowd

Snap-on reports that it drew a record-setting crowd for its Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) held in Washington, D.C., this year. The three-day business conference brings together Snap-on Tools franchisees for insight, information and celebration...

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Find out how to fix Hyundai no-start, no-crank conditions due to gear selector range switch issues on six-speed automatic transmissions.Read More
  • How to Test Drive a Car to Check for Problems

    Test Drive Diagnostics Test drives on the surface can seem like one of the most unprofitable tasks a technician can perform. But, test drives can be one of the most profitable processes a shop can

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  • Seasonal Auto Repair: Diagnostics

    Be Wary of the Fall Maintenance Slowdown

    If you think you don’t need to do any more marketing this quarter because you’ve been riding the summer vehicle maintenance wave, think again. While your car count is likely high — due to road trip inspections, oil changes, A/C ser

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  • Honda Civic: PCMs and CAN System Diagnostics

    Honda Civic: Failed PCMs and CAN System Diagnostics

    This case study involving three failed PCMs in a 2002 Honda Civic illustrates the real-world complexities of diagnosing on-board modules linked together by a bus communications network. A complementary sidebar describes how to start with

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From Tech Shop Magazine
September 2,2015
The PAD II from Launch Tech is a robust, drop-tested and waterproof Android-based scan tool tablet with a 10.1” ultra-high resolution IPS touch screen. The...Read More

From Tech Shop Magazine
September 2,2015
The Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper (68220) from Lisle Corp. automatically adjusts to strip insulation from 10 to 24 gauge wire. This tool crimps insulated...Read More

From Tech Shop Magazine
September 1,2015
The Lang Tools 13805 Automotive Scope/GMM is a battery-operated 2-channel labscope, advanced true RMS graphing multimeter. It has a sample rate of 20 mega-samples...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 1,2015
The Walker “Converter Days” promotion returns this fall, giving consumers big savings on qualifying Walker catalytic converters bought between September...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 1,2015
The Monroe Shocktober promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 1,2015
Millions of racing fans following next weekend’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at the Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway will be...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 1,2015
A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help shops, stores and auto care organizations get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check events. “Hosting...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 31,2015
A digital version of the August issue of ImportCar is available on-line. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 31,2015
Trico Products has added three new rear blade part numbers to the TRICO Exact Fit blade line. TRICO now offers two new rear integral blades under part...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 31,2015
Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) has received Advance Auto Parts’ Vendor of the Year Award at the automotive retailer’s recent 2015 leadership conference. “Superior...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 31,2015
Carter Fuel Systems, a U.S.-based manufacturer of complete fuel system solutions, announced the introduction of 11 new part numbers including nine fuel...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 31,2015
In honor of its 31st anniversary, the Atlas Copco USA employee-run Water for All organization has donated $50,000 to Denver-based charity Water for People....Read More
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Permatex Self-fusing Silicone Tape Creates Instant Waterproof Seal

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Electric Power Steering Diagnostics

Understanding Electric Power Steering Systems Electric power steering, or EPS, is more energy efficient than hydraulic systems and does not provide assist until it receives driver input. The steering...More

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