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Airbag Deactivation Tips: How to Avoid Accidental Deployment and Prevent Expense and Injury October 27, 2017

Airbag deactivation procedures differ among makes/models/years, so always refer to the appropriate service manual for the correct method. NEVER assume that...

6.4L Powerstroke Diesel Fuel System October 26, 2017

As you know, a diesel engine differs from other liquid fuel engines in one major respect: the fuel/air charge is ignited by cylinder pressure and resulting...

CS Automotive: The Coolest Shop in Tennessee October 24, 2017

Brentwood, Tenn., is a suburb of Nashville, located due south of Music City, and is known for its rolling hills as well as being one of the wealthiest...

Why Your Shop Should Worry About Faulty Airbags October 24, 2017

Faulty inflators are fueling concern for airbag service safety. According to reports, this includes approximately 34 million vehicles in the U.S. and over...

Diagnosing Steering System Noises August 4, 2017

The most common cause for power steering noise is low power steering fluid level. The resulting noise will likely be a whining that is heard when turning...

Cooling System Service: Common Sense Guidelines for Covering the Variables August 4, 2017

Generally speaking, a 50/50 mix of water and “antifreeze” is the recommended norm. However, when mixing concentrated antifreeze with water,...

American & Import Auto Repair: An American Success Story in Tennessee August 4, 2017

The state of Tennessee boasts a variety of iconic wonders, not the least of which is a shop that’s nestled just west of the incredibly majestic Blue...

A Turbocharged Pet Peeve August 4, 2017

I hope I’m not alone in this. One of my pet peeves is the all-too-common misuse of the term “turbocharged.” It seems as though...

Time to Upgrade Shop Equipment? When and Why to Consider New Purchases June 13, 2017

New equipment acquisition represents both a substantial investment as well as an enjoyable experience. After all, who doesn’t love the look, feel and...

Dealing with TPMS Problems: Tips to Avoid Issues and Diagnose Glitches June 13, 2017

Rather than covering programming and relearn procedures, a subject that has been addressed in select previous issues, this article focuses on common (and...

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