January 2020 Archives - Import Car
TPMS Tips & Tricks – Relearn Procedures

Here are some steps to make the TPMS relearn process easier.

Why Do Modern Vehicles Require Precious Metal Spark Plugs?

Understanding modern ignition systems will help complete preventive engine maintenance during tune-ups.

Tech Tip: How To Diagnose Electrically Controlled Thermostats

Today’s thermostats need to work just as well in tropical heat as in arctic cold.

Today’s Fuel Pumps Operate Differently Than In The Past

Understanding fuel pressure and volume is more complicated thanks to fuel injection and other modern technology.

How Shocks And Struts Contribute To Ride Comfort

The valving in most replacement shocks is designed for the specific application.

Diagnostic Strategies For Stop/Start Systems

This function of the power management system uses several modules to decide when the engine needs to stop and start.

A Legacy Isn’t All About The Numbers

A year? Hmmph. ImportCar is now in our 42nd year – and parent company, Babcox Media, is celebrating 100 this year!

New Garage Gives ImportCar A Technological Edge In 2020

Our new ImportCar Garage features the latest auto technology to ensure our editorial is aligned with industry expectations.

Future Fantasy Isn’t As Exciting As Today’s Technology

Our industry knows the future of automotive repair is here, and theoretical ‘what-ifs’ are being overshadowed by ‘what-now?’

Servicing Multi-Piston Brake Calipers

Multi-piston calipers found on high-performance vehicles need special attention during a brake job.

BMW Timing Chain Stretch Issues

The change in timing is sensed by the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, which can cause codes.

Understanding Volvo Flame Trap Service Challenges

The main problem with the trap is that it can clog and cause high crankcase pressures.