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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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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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Brake NVH: Real World Applications

First know that all brakes make noise. When the friction material makes contact with the rotor, the coupling causes the brake pad and rotor to oscillate and vibrate. The components are locked as a combined system that will ­vibrate at the combined...

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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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Phoenix Systems And NAPA Announce New Retail Agreement

Phoenix Systems has announced an agreement with NAPA/Balkamp to put Phoenix Systems products in their stores. As part of this agreement, NAPA locations will now have access to BrakeStrip Brake Fluid Test Strips and the New NAPA Service Tool 2104-B Reverse...

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MAHLE Service Solutions Unveils New Website

MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, formerly MAHLE RTI, has introduced its new website at www.servicesolutions.mahle.com. The site contains updated information on MAHLE Aftermarket’s newest division, providing visitors with a clean, user-friendly...

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Charging System Diagnostics

To prevent ­expensive mistakes, it’s ­always best to “cover all the bases” during any charging system diagnosis. To quote a familiar situation: “My customer’s car is now on its third alternator...Read More

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November 21,2014
On Friday, Nov. 14, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) hosted a Vehicle Safety Inspection...Read More

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November 21,2014
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) recently announced the winners of its 2014 New Packaging Showcase that featured the latest, eco-friendly,...Read More

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November 21,2014
A digital version of the November issue of ImportCar is available on-line. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles...Read More

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November 21,2014
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...Read More

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November 20,2014
ANCO Wipers, the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League, has published a comprehensive new master catalog that helps speed the selection of...Read More

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November 20,2014
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November 20,2014
MOTOSHOP Technology Tools announced the addition of Subaru info to MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for automotive technicians. The...Read More

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November 20,2014
KYB Americas Corp. was recently presented with the National Pronto Association’s Partnership Award. The announcement was made at the Pronto Fall Shareholder’s...Read More

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Sprint Cup racing’s youngest crew chief is now also one if its most celebrated, as Luke Lambert of the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet...Read More

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With the holidays fast approaching, Federated didn’t waste any time beginning its 2014 Toys for Tots seasonal campaign. With several United States Marines...Read More

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November 20,2014
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Must-Read TPMS Technical Service Bulletins

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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...More

Browse CARDONE's Fall Parts Guide

CARDONE says that the company's new fall parts guide highlights new products like the new CARDONE Ultra premium line of calipers and other hard-to-find parts. The guide also features links to several new...More

ASA/AASA Safety Inspection Forum Reveals Widespread Support For Vehicle Inspection Programs

On Friday, Nov. 14, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) hosted a Vehicle Safety Inspection and Maintenance Forum in East Norriton, Pa. Forum...More

Toyota Avalon Alignment Spec: 2005-‘11

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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...More

MOTOSHOP Technology Tools Adds Subaru To MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics

MOTOSHOP Technology Tools announced the addition of Subaru info to MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for automotive technicians. The addition of OE repair and diagnostics information...More

OptiCat LLC Announces 'OnLine Parts Research Catalog'

OptiCat has announced the launch of its new OptiCat OnLine parts research catalog, located at www.opticatonline.com. OptiCat OnLine allows suppliers, WDs, professional repair shops and consumers a high-quality...More