Matco Tools says its new MT2769 offers technicians the most powerful ½-inch impact wrench on the market with a best-in-class breakaway torque of 1,300 ft.-lbs. and an exclusive easy-change muffler design that allows for easy servicing and sound level adjustment.Continue Reading
Permatex says its new Permatex single-use Rotor Cleaning Wipe towelette makes it easier to clean and prepare new brake rotors for installation.Continue Reading
JohnDow Industries Inc. (JDI) has added the Smart Wall Modular Storage System to its JohnDow Automotive Service Equipment brand. Smart Wall was introduced at the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas.Continue Reading
Annette Wolford, director sales & business development at Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar, recently shared the company’s plans for 2014 with Auto Service Professional.Continue Reading
The owner of a 2011-2012 Dodge Avenger equipped with the 2.4L engine and automatic transmission may experience a MIL-on. Upon investigation, DTC P2173 may be found (high airflow/vacuum leak detected; slow acceleration). No other symptoms or conditions may exist with the MIL illumination. This condition appears after descending a long grade.
Some owners of various GM vehicles that feature side-mount battery terminals may complain about an intermittent no-crank and/or no-start condition. This may be due to poor battery cable connections. Cross-threaded/stripped battery cable bolts inside the battery side post terminals can easily cause poor battery cable connections.
Owners of some Jeep models may experience a MIL illumination or the ECT light illuminated at temperatures below 32-degrees F. Further investigation may find that DTC P0123 (throttle position sensor 1 circuit high) or P0222 (throttle position sensor 2 circuit low) are active and stored.
This TSB applies to all 2005-2006 Audi A4 and A6 models. One or more of the following DTCs may be stored:
R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, president of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), met with representatives of DEKRA, a global provider of automotive testing, inspection and certification, at the company’s German headquarters for a series of meetings about vehicle lift safety.
The Automotive Distribution Network’s West Springfield Auto Parts recently acquired the assets of Ansonia, Connecticut-based Service Auto Parts/ARP Warehouse.
ASA Automotive Systems LLC, a provider of software systems and services to independent tire dealers and automotive service centers, has been acquired by Constellation Software Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.