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Engineered Accessory Drive Serpentine Belt Replacement

You might not be able to see it, but an accessory drive belt is always both speeding up and slowing down. When a piston accelerates downward after the ignition of the fuel and air, the crankshaft speeds up and then slows down as it reaches the bottom...

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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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GM HVAC Door Actuator Motors: Operation And Calibration

GM Electrically Driven Actuator Motors Long gone are the cables and rods jutting out of the firewall to operate the heater control valve or a vacuum unit pulling a blend door open. These days, it’s electrically driven actuator motors (modules) accomplishing...

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Nissan Maxima Brake Job Tips

Called the four-door sports car by Nissan, the 2004-2008 Maxima brake system is easy to service with very few complaints of brake noise or pulsation. The system used the same brake pads, rotors and calipers on all models. There were some changes in...

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VIDEO: Aluminum Suspension Inspection

VIDEO: Andrew Markel answers a reader question about threadlocking compound, what to do with it when you see it during a repair, and how it relates to aluminum suspension components. From 2012 to 2015, aluminum consumption for new vehicles increased...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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The Humble Mechanic Answers Your Questions

Charles is taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email him [email protected]...

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The Ins And Outs Of Sanders

Sanders are required tools in today’s collision repair shop. Body techs and painters rely upon them every day to achieve that perfect finish on your customers’ vehicles. Whether you’re prepping a panel for paint or removing imperfections before...

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Are You Regularly Maintaining Your Equipment?

Technicians who are idling because the welder won’t feed wire, the hydraulic ram won’t pull chains, the booth heater won’t heat or the air compressor won’t compress enough air is a costly mistake, as labor time is the most expensive thing in any...

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Carquest Starters and Alternators, available exclusively from Advance Professional and Carquest, are a triple tested, quality product designed to meet or exceed OE specifications. Read More
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December 1,2016
Forward Lift’s new I12PRO two-post lift gives technicians the ability to service most cars, trucks and vans with a competitively priced 12,000-lb. capacity two-post lift. Forward Lift’s new I12PRO two-post lift...Read More

December 1,2016
MEYLE has doubled its existing range of MEYLE heavy-duty water pumps for VW and Porsche models. Now totaling 18 items, the MEYLE-HD water pump range allows independent shops to service an even wider array of vehicle applications.Read More

December 1,2016
Two new battery service products recently launched by Clore Automotive include a four-channel charger and a line of booster cables. Charge Up To Four Different Batteries With One Charger The new PRO-LOGIX 2A x 4-Channel Battery...Read More

December 1,2016
DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. announced it is adding three new training classes to its wide selection of automotive repair courses. The classes expand DENSO’s Technical Training Program, developed to ensure technicians have...Read More

November 30,2016
The new high-quality, ergonomically-shaped chargers are designed with advanced safety and smart features and come equipped with a full accessory package.Read More

November 30,2016
TechSmart's "Show Us Your Shop" contest awarded technicians for sharing photos of their shops on Instagram. Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) announced the grand-prize winner of its TechSmart “Show Us Your...Read More

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November 30,2016
For the third consecutive year, Federal-Mogul Motorparts will award $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are enrolled in accredited,...Read More

November 29,2016
Continental Tire has been named the exclusive tire supplier for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda series beginning in 2017.Read More

November 28,2016
Andrew Markel explains the main things to watch out for when installing or repairing aluminum calipers.Read More

November 28,2016
Legendary comedian, world-renowned car guy and former host of the “Tonight Show,” Jay Leno is expanding today into the world of automotive care in a significant way with the launch of his brand, Jay...Read More

November 28,2016
ACDelco is expanding its selection of High Reserve Capacity (HR) batteries designed for challenging applications where higher reserve capacity (RC) is more important or required by the original equipment manufacturer. “It’s more important than ever...Read More

November 28,2016
The J1962 break out box from Baum Tools allows access to all wires in the OBD II/EOBD III Diagnostic Interface for electrical testing.Read More
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Autologic Announces Licensing Agreement With Volvo For Diagnostic Data

Autologic Diagnostics, a provider of a fully integrated cloud-connected vehicle diagnostic support solution, announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Volvo Car Corp. Under the agreement,...More

CRP Automotive Offers AAE Re-engineered Power Steering Pump For Honda And Acura Vehicles

CRP Automotive has added a newly re-engineered Power Steering Pump to its line up of AAE new and remanufactured power steering components. The AAE Power Steering Pump, part No. 5760N, is designed for applications...More

MaxxTraxx And VAST Are Now Mobile-Ready With Bolt On Technology

BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, a provider of auto repair software solutions, has announced integrations with Scott Systems’ MaxxTraxx and MAM Software’s VAST to help auto repair shop owners boost efficiency,...More

Two-Post Lift From Forward Lift Provides Cost-Effective Choice For Servicing Cars, Light Trucks And Vans

Forward Lift’s new I12PRO two-post lift is a competitively priced lift for servicing cars, pickup trucks and vans. The I12PRO has three-stage arms equipped with low-profile 4.75” rubber-pad...More

Mychanic A/C Powered Light Adapts to Your Environment

The rechargeable Mychanic A/C MEK Light provides indoor and outdoor visibility with a 900 lumen output. Hold it if you need to, or hang or stand it when you really need to get your hands dirty. This...More

New Maxstar 161 Welding Power Source from Miller Delivers Up to 160 Amps

  Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced the launch of the new Maxstar 161 welding power source. The machine provides lightweight portability, ease of setup and use, and improved performance...More