August 2017 Archives - Import Car
TSB Watch – Volkswagen: Top 10 Fixes For Popular VW Models

Every year, Volkswagen issues hundreds of Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) covering everything from sunroof leaks to new oil specifications. TSBs are communication tools provided to help technicians address problems in the field and to expedite the repair process by arming them with brand-specific service information. Below are some of the 10 best Volkswagen TSBs that

PR 101: Working Together To Make The Auto Repair Industry More Inclusive

We talk a lot about attracting new talent to our industry, but it seems to me that we have a serious PR problem that needs to be addressed before this can be accomplished.

GDI System Maintenance: Preventing Misfires & Carbon Buildup On Intake Valves

Although GDI appeared in some post-World War II two-cycle engines and in some high-end performance engines, it didn’t come into its own for passenger car use until around 2008 when high-speed computing and piezoelectric fuel injectors turned GDI into a practical reality.

The Importance Of Personal Preventive Maintenance

After decades of being behind the service counter, as well as under the hood, I do get a bit frustrated that people won’t do any preventive maintenance, or neglect to tell me about an intermittent problem they’ve had forever because they feel it has nothing to do with the problem for which they brought their vehicle into the shop.

Steering Angle FAQs To Help Boost Your ABS & Stability Control Diagnostics

Chances are you will never crack open a steering angle sensor (SAS) cluster to repair it. But, this sensor should not be a mystery. To be effective at ABS and stability control diagnostics, knowing how sensors measure angles and information is critical.

Active Shocks And Struts: What Are They And Why Are They Active?

For a shock or strut to be active, it must be able to react to three critical streams of information. First, it must act on information from the ABS and stability control system. Second, it must measure body movement. Third, it must detect the extent and rate of suspension movement.

Foreign Affairs Auto: Steadfast Focus On Its Upscale Clientele Provides Competitive Advantage

Founded in 1982 by owners Frank and Gloria Ortiz, the nine-bay shop services about 60 cars per week, namely Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and other high-end European makes. Doing business for 35 years now, the shop has never wavered from its commitment to a laser-like focus on the customer, says General Manager Jonathan Ortiz.

Honda Accord With ABS Codes

This system will set codes when there is high resistance to the ground. Following the diagnostic tree in this case will have you replace the ABS modulator, when in most cases it can be repaired by cleaning the ground G203.