Push Button Start Technology
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t get pushy.” Well, in the automotive world this phrase seems to have taken on a new meaning. In the last 10 to 15 years or so the number of buttons on a motor vehicle seems to have grown immensely. I remember back in the early days of my automotive career there were fewer buttons to push on the dash and more levers or sliding cable-operated controls than there are on today’s vehicles.Continue Reading
8th Annual ‘Tips From Techs’: Service...
It’s all about information. The more we know, the better job we can do. No one is an expert on everything. That’s where information sharing becomes so critical. Every tech has faced a problem wherein the remedy isn’t easily found in a repair manual. When a specific problem is faced and a technician discovers a fix, sharing that information with others helps those who may be faced with the same challenge. We’re in this together, so let’s help each other out.Continue Reading
The Cordless Age
Smitty’s Car Service: Up-to-Date Service...
If you’re looking for an ideal example of a quality-minded shop located in a small town setting, look no further. Smitty’s Car Service has been taking care of locals since 1939 in a town that rivals the idyllic Mayberry for its charm and all-American flavor. Located about 13 miles southwest of Akron, Ohio, Smitty’s lies on the immediate outskirts of 200-plus-year-old Doylestown.Continue Reading
This bulletin applies to 2008-2010 Hummer H2 vehicles. The BCM may be damaged when the module is supplied with battery power and the ground path is removed.
This bulletin applies to 2012 Cadillac SRX models. DTC P062F may be set in the ECM, active or in history. This code can falsely set during a low battery condition. This can also trigger certain HO2S heater sensor codes (P0030, P0036, P0050, P0053, P0054, P0059, P0060, P0135, P0141, P0155 and/or P0161).
Some 2011-2012 Ford Escape vehicles may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P0016 stored (crankshaft/camshaft position correlation).
This bulletin applies to 2012 Dodge Ram trucks, including 1500, 2500, 3500 and 4500/5500 series, where the left side door tow mirror features a shaking motion in the mirror glass. The cause may be a fault in the pivoting arm between the mirror head and the door mount.
KYB Americas Corp. has made two appointments to its expanding Customer Support Department in Greenwood, Ind. Jim Thomas has been promoted to customer support manager and Jessica Young has been named a customer support representative.
DRiV Incorporated is the name of the future publicly traded aftermarket and ride performance company that will launch in the second half of this year, following Tenneco Inc.’s separation into two independent companies, Tenneco has announced.
One of Federated Auto Parts’ most popular Facebook promotions, Free Fuel Fridays, is back. Every Friday through April 5, Federated will announce four winners of free gift cards on each of its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.