Mercedes-Benz and other German vehicle manufacturers make the assumption that people here in the U.S. adjust their tire pressure for the number of people in the vehicle and for the speed at which they intend to drive.
Maserati’s Biturbo 425i pictured on the cover of our August 1988 issue was being replaced by the even more exciting Maserati 430.
A musty odor may come from the vents when the A/C system is operating. It is most noticeable when the A/C is first turned on.
On most import vehicles, the three components with the highest manufacturing tolerances are ABS brake modulators, direct injection high-pressure fuel pumps and fuel injectors.
Even for a lot of great technicians, an oscilloscope, lab scope or just “scope” can an intimidating piece of equipment.
From Audi to Toyota, import nameplate manufacturers are using more aluminum for suspension components. An aluminum component is as strong or stronger than steel or cast iron but what sets aluminum apart is how it fails.
The first question to ask yourself and the customer is what does brake performance mean and how does it apply to their vehicle? A driver’s expectations can vary depending on their experience and how much propaganda they have absorbed.
To better understand the concept of computer-controlled charging systems, let’s begin with the electric load detection (ELD).
Most newer model vehicles collect data and send it wirelessly to the vehicle manufacturer.
The textbook definition is an engine speed lower or higher than the specification in the service manual. For drivers, idle “quality” is more difficult to define.
Only 2 percent of accidents are due to vehicle component failure of degradation.
No one can agree on the execution of a state vehicle safety or emissions inspection program.