Multi-Rib V-Belt Systems
Only bad things happen when a serpentine belt, now known as a multi-rib V-belt system, breaks under the hood of a customer’s car. Paying close attention to the belt and all of the components that it touches will save your customers aggravation and increase your bottom line.Continue Reading
Safety Dictates Changing Headlamps in Pairs
Just as it makes sense to replace both tires on the same axle or to replace both lower ball joints at the same time instead of simply replacing one worn part, when one headlamp fails, it makes sense to replace both at the same time. This provides optimum driving safety for the customer and improves your shop’s bottom line as well.Continue Reading
Shop Equipment: Lifts, Tools and Accessories
Outfitting your shop with all of the tools and equipment necessary to address current and future service requirements is a never-ending task, as vehicle designs change and as you strive to increase your shop’s productivity. Here we provide examples of innovative tools and equipment to consider.Continue Reading
The Local Wrench: An Automotive Gem in the...
The Local Wrench has established itself as, well, the local favorite automotive service shop in the northwest Washington state region.Continue Reading
2011-2012 Dodge Caliber vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine may experience long crank times when temperatures are between 0 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit after an eight-hour soak time. In order to correct this condition, PCM calibration has been changed to add cranking spark and reduce the start fueling.
Some 2012 Ford Edge vehicles built on or before 11-23-2011 and equipped with a 2.0L engine may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P00C6. In addition, a long crank time may be experienced.
Owners of a 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid equipped (built before 9-2-2008) with a 6.0L engine may complain of an engine misfire, oil consumption, and/or an SES light.
This bulletin applies to 2011 Volkswagen Routan and other 2000-2011 VW models with A/C and a three-wire G35 pressure sensor.
Dayco Products LLC has named Charles "Charlie" Baker senior vice president of research, development, and engineering (RD&E) and program management.
Fisher Auto Parts, a founding Federated Auto Parts member, has established a scholarship program to support the educational goals of children and employees of Federated Car Care Center members, reports Bo Fisher, CEO of Fisher Auto Parts and chairman of Federated Auto Parts.
Centric Parts’ 2017 brake systems catalog has more than 5,100 new part listings.