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Must-Read TPMS Technical Service Bulletins

Here’s a rundown of the top technical service bulletins related to TPMS. These TSBs should be analyzed by every technician that services TPMS. Audi TSB Number: 4413382034445/1 Models: 2010-’14 A4/S4, A5/S5 and Q5 Summary: This TSB addresses TPMS...

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Ford Reflash: Setting Up Your PC

You’ve just finished up a job on a Ford vehicle, and you’re about to try and start it up. However, it needs programmed first. You’ve decided to use a J2534 tool, but there are certain things you’ll need to consider ­before purchasing that subscription...

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Fuel Line Replacement: The Why and How

If you live in a state that doesn’t get snow, you can stop reading right now. If you live in the Snow Belt, you are about a month away from snow and ice. It’s not the adverse driving conditions that should scare you or your customers, it’s...

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No More Free Tire ­Rotations!

Tire rotation is a cornerstone of vehicle preventive maintenance and tire longevity. It is a well-proven fact that tire tread life can be greatly enhanced by regular and timely tire rotation. During rotation, each tire and wheel is ­removed from...

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ASE G1: How To Measure Cold Cranking Amps, Reserve Capacity

The ASE G1 test contains 55 scored, job-related questions, 15% of which will concern electrical maintenance and repairs. From the ASE G1 study guide, you will need to know how to: • Perform battery tests (load and capacitance); ­determine needed...

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ASE A5: Brake Fluid And Bleeding Sequence

The ASE A5 Test includes a portion on brake fluid, bleeding, flushing and leak testing. You must know how to: • Diagnose poor stopping, pulling, dragging, or incorrect pedal travel caused by problems in the brake fluid; determine needed repairs. •...

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Your Guide to the Kia Brake Job

Kias will provide little challenge for any tech currently handling basic brake work. All it takes is paying attention to details and good work habits to make it profitable. An occasional long pedal could be a master cylinder bleeding down, which...

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Toyota Avalon Alignment Spec: 2005-‘11

The Toyota Avalon is sometimes called the “Japanese Buick” due to its size and plush ride. However, the Avalon’s overall suspension design does not vary that much from Toyota’s smaller vehicle platforms. The Avalon comes in four trims:...

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BYOBP Brake Jobs: This Has To Stop

Recently, I was sent a link to a TV commercial on YouTube for a mobile brake business. I will post the link on BrakeandFrontEnd.com. The commercial featured a puppet claiming that the business could save a driver $500 on brakes because shops mark up brake...

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Redline Detection Seeks Nominations for 2nd Annual Redline Rock Star Performance Award

Redline Detection is encouraging anyone who works with, or knows, a talented technician to nominate him or her for the second annual Redline Rock Star Performance Award. The award recognizes a technician for their commitment to family, community and...

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Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Elects 2015 Board

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Ky.) has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015. Voting took place at ALI’s annual membership meeting Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. Lentz’s 2015 term will be...

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Top 5 Tools: John Forro, AST, Automotive Service Technology in Hinckley, OH

John Forro AST, Automotive Service Technology Hinckley, OH ALLDATA Information System: I use this system daily for researching labor pricing, wiring schematics, circuit descriptions, torque specs, etc. One doesn’t need to memorize all the information...

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Timing Chain Failure

Last month, we looked at the timing chain setup on the Audi 3.2L engine and saw how a lack of oil changes can adversely affect the tensioners and cause engine failure. We’ve also seen...Read More

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From AutoCarePro
November 26,2014
Filters remove harmful, microscopic particles from oil, intake air and the vehicle cabin, but to the customer, microscopic particles are just that —...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 26,2014
Bardahl introduced two new product lines and a new marketing program at the AAPEX Show recently in Las Vegas. The program includes new product packaging...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 26,2014
DENSO announces a major expansion to its line of First Time Fit air conditioning condensers, increasing UIO coverage four-fold. With part numbers increasing...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 25,2014
DynoMax has added a new universal part number to the drone-free DynoMax VT muffler series. The new configuration – ideal for trucks, larger sport utility...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 25,2014
The Rancho brand has released a new larger RS5000X shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 25,2014
Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 25,2014
AAPEX attendees selected Fuse5 as a 2014 New Product Showcase Award winner earlier this month in Las Vegas. For the first time, attendees used a scanner...Read More

From Brake & Front End
November 25,2014
Kias will provide little challenge for any tech currently handling basic brake work. All it takes is paying attention to details and good work habits...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 24,2014
TRW Automotive Aftermarket’s business in North America (NA) has announced its fourth 2014 range extension for its premium brake pad program. The range...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 24,2014
The 2014 Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide, the toy catalog for techs, is now available. Chockfull of innovative Snap-on tools and equipment, including the latest...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 24,2014
Standard Motor Products, Inc. announces two new QWIK-SENSOR promotional offers to support the successful product launch of its QWIK-SENSOR TPMS sensor...Read More

From AutoCarePro
November 24,2014
Redline Detection, a leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak detection equipment, is encouraging anyone who works with, or knows, a talented technician...Read More
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