Fluid leakage and improper hydraulic pressure may cause brake failure.
Exotic cars are still under the same emission requirements and warranties as regular vehicles.
Stop/start systems are here to stay. As much as some people complain about them, others really don’t mind them, and even like the improvement in fuel economy. Audi first equipped some models with stop/start systems as a standard feature in 2013. Just by looking at the starter, alternator or transmission, it is difficult to determine
In late 1979, imported cars were dominating the sales landscape – in some areas, import car registrations reached nearly 60% of total registrations.
When a vehicle comes into a shop with a low or spongy brake pedal, what is your first thought? Chances are you think it is a problem in the hydraulic system. It could be a faulty master cylinder, a leak in the brake lines or a bad caliper.
For production purposes and quality consistency, KYB may supply a special nut that matches the new mounting stud.
Some ball joints must be installed in a specific orientation to function correctly. These ball joints are designed to allow for a large amount of ball stud swing in the cross-car or side-to-side direction as the suspension travels up and down.
There are some myths about brake pads, rotors and hydraulics that need to be busted. These myths can hurt and hinder a technician’s ability to diagnose and solve some REAL brake problems and customer concerns.
The dual-clutch – or as some drivers call them “flappy paddle” – gearboxes have garnered a bad reputation. In an effort to fight driver resistance, some import automakers have gone so far as to drop them from their option lists.
The VQ35-series of engines can be found in 2001-current Nissans and Infinitis. Book time on this job can range from 2-3 hours depending on the model and layout. There are no shortcuts.
In the 1980s, the only thing standing between a thief and starting a car was the lock’s tumbler. The thief could pick the lock or violently remove the lock’s tumbler with a slide hammer. Re-keying a car involved installing a new lock cylinder – this is not the case with most late-model vehicles.
The main advantage of being able to disengage the front wheels on the go is that the driver doesn’t have to stop, get out of his vehicle and twist a dial on the hub to disengage or engage the front wheels. The automatic hub does it automatically on the fly.