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BMW Recognized for Engine-Building Excellence

BMW Group’s engine-building prowess was recognized with four wins at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards. The drive unit in the BMW i8 earned two class wins as well as being declared overall winner, with a further class win being garnered...

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Diagnostic Dilemma: The Case of the Missing Code

When doing mobile diagnostic work, no-code stalling complaints are a major part of your agenda. In most cases, the client shop is simply too busy to duplicate the failure or, in some cases, a long test drive will yield nothing in the way of useful...

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Secondary Ignition: The Art of Spark

What is a coil? From the beginning of the internal combustion engine, several different ignition systems have been used to create a high-energy spark. The most popular system, and the one that’s in use today, is a step-up coil. A coil is nothing...

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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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Top 10 Brake Job Mistakes For Pads, Rotors And Calipers

Here are the top 10 brake job mistakes made by rookie technicians when replacing brake pads, rotors and calipers.   10. Not cleaning the brake slides and hardware: Just slapping new pads where the old pads once resided never works. The...

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Snap-on Brightens Up Your Workspace With New Rechargeable Shop Light

Get out of the dark and brighten up your workspace with the new Snap-on ECFBAR300 Rechargeable Shop Light. With an innovative Chip-On-Board LED efficiently delivering more light while maximizing battery power, this powerful shop light is ideal for use...

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Regulators Launch Investigation Into Jeep Grand Cherokee Brake Defect

Federal regulators are investigating whether the automatic braking systems in some 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees may be defective after receiving a number of complaints from motorists about a potentially dangerous glitch that caused their vehicles to come...

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Electronic Proportioning Valve: Doing More With Less Hardware

Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and the HCU are replacing proportioning, combination and other valves to change the braking forces in the front and rear. This is called Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and it can dynamically change the proportioning...

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NHTSA’s GM Brake Line Corrosion Investigation: Reading Between the Brake Lines

There will be no recalls on some GM vehicles for brake line corrosion. Instead, we received an advisory from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about brake line inspection and car washes. What was not discussed was the corrosion...

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Ingersoll Rand's 'Real Work Real Play' Sweepstakes With Gas Monkey Garage And NASCAR Rewards A Tool User With The Ultimate Fan Weekend

Ingersoll Rand, the Official Power Tools of NASCAR and a preferred tool provider for Gas Monkey Garage, has announced the “Real Work Real Play” sweepstakes to reward automotive fans who “get it done” with a weekend of fun. Ingersoll Rand is working...

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Bosch Relaunches Boschdiagnostics.com With Mobile-Responsive Design, New Layout For North America

Bosch has announced the re-launch of boschdiagnostics.com in North America, continuing to update all of its sites to a mobile-responsive, intuitive design. The URL contains three separate sites, featuring DIY diagnostic tools (DIY), professional diagnostic...

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New Bartec Tech400Pro TPMS Tool To Be Demonstrated At NACE | CARS

Bartec USA, a North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools, will hold live demonstrations of its newly released Tech400Pro TPMS Scan Tool at this year’s NACE | CARS show in Detroit. Michael Rose, Bartec product manager, will conduct these demonstrations...

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Vehicle owners’ allegiance to brands should give us all something to cheer about. This is especially true for those who service import vehicles.Read More
  • Top 10 Subaru Articles

    We’re counting down the top ten most effective Subaru technical articles ever! 10) Tech Tip: Subaru Impreza With DTCs P0705, P0851, P2746, P2750 And/Or No Crank, No Start If you receive a customer concern of a

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    The Element of Trust And Its Impact on a Repair Scenario

    Trust: It’s an important word when it comes to solving automotive repair problems, and the only way to build that trust is through clear communication.

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  • Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC Suspension

    Servicing Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC Suspensions

    The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC suspension system was introduced in 1999 on the S-Class and has subsequently been used on the E-Class and most of the automaker’s SUVs. The system employs electronically controlled air springs that provide an

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From Tech Shop Magazine
July 29,2015
The MaxiSYS Elite is the latest addition to Autel’s MaxiSYS family of diagnostic tools. The new Elite features a faster processor, higher screen resolution,...Read More

From Tech Shop Magazine
July 29,2015
Makita Tools has released the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Quick-Shift Mode 3-Speed Impact Driver, model XDT09M. It’s part of Makita’s...Read More

From Tech Shop Magazine
July 29,2015
Mac Tools presents a line of Axis ratchets designed to allow full access for every user. The new line features a compact pear head design and a 4° arc...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 29,2015
Snap-on has recently added Quick Tips training videos to its website and YouTube channel to help professional technicians speed up their diagnostic capabilities....Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 29,2015
Remy International has introduced 76 new part numbers so far in 2015, adding coverage for 7 million vehicles in operation, with a concentration on imports. “We...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 29,2015
Power Stop LLC has announced a new track-tested platform for track day brakes. According to the company, this announcement comes after extensive research...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 29,2015
Nicholas Conti from Falconer, NY, was recently named the 2015 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the North American Council of...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 29,2015
On Facebook since 2010, Brembo has enjoyed significant growth in the number of followers since its start on social media. Currently, nearly 200,000 people...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 28,2015
Paul Wolfe, crew chief for Brad Keselowski and Team Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion, won his first MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 28,2015
Auto Value celebrated the end of its “The Great Grizzly Giveaway” promotion, sponsored by Dayco Products, by announcing the grand prize winner on July...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 28,2015
Atlas Copco USA has announced it will continue its longstanding partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by...Read More

From AutoCarePro
July 27,2015
After winning multiple late race restarts to hold off Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano, Kyle Busch took his Bosch-equipped No. 18 Skittles Toyota to Victory...Read More
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Top 10 Fuel Pump Fails

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GMC Yukon No-Cranking Complaint: The 1,300-Mile Test Drive

This month’s Diagnostic Dilemma is about the technical and professional issues involved with attempting to diagnose an extremely random no-cranking complaint on a 2003 GMC Yukon equipped with the 5.3L...More

Customer Loyalty to Vehicle Brands Spells Ongoing Maintenance Opportunities

Vehicle owners’ allegiance to brands should give us all something to cheer about. This is especially true for those of you who service import vehicles. Nine import nameplates — Infiniti, Land Rover,...More

Autel's MaxiSYS Elite Offers Faster Processor, New Docking Station

The MaxiSYS Elite is the latest addition to Autel’s MaxiSYS family of diagnostic tools. The new Elite features a faster processor, higher screen resolution, faster WiFi, longer battery life and Android’s...More

Chrysler Tech Tip: Stability Control System Engages Prematurely

Problem:  ESP system may prematurely activate momentarily when negotiating a curve or MIL illumination due to diagnostic trouble code P0340, P0344 or P0116. Overview: This bulletin involves selectively...More

Honda Tech Tip: Dampers Lock Up After Lowering Vehicle on a Rack

You’ve got your service customer’s vehicle up on a rack to do some work. You lower it back down, but now it looks like a 4x4 ready for some serious off-roading or it feels like it’s got a rock-solid...More

Autel's MaxiSYS Elite Offers Faster Processor, New Docking Station

The MaxiSYS Elite is the latest addition to Autel’s MaxiSYS family of diagnostic tools. The new Elite features a faster processor, higher screen resolution, faster WiFi, longer battery life and Android’s...More

Save Time Installing TPMS Using Dill's Preset Torque Tools

Dill TPMS Torque Tools are designed to easily install the hex nut on the valve stem. The torque values are preset, eliminating the need to adjust a torque wrench before and after install. Dill’s...More