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9th Annual ‘Tips From Techs’: Service Technicians Share Tricks of the Trade December 12, 2019

Sharing diagnostic and repair information provides a real-world aid to all technicians. Rather than finding a fix and keeping it a secret, by sharing,...

People Need Preventive Maintenance, Too December 12, 2019

Every vehicle requires periodic maintenance (preventive maintenance) to avoid problems. The same holds true for certain tools and shop equipment. Lifts...

Tools and Equipment to Enhance Shop Efficiency October 31, 2019

There are tools that allow you get the job done, and there are tools that allow you get the job done quicker and/or more efficiently. In this brief article,...

Current Brake Technology: A Discussion of Pads, Rotors and Fluids October 31, 2019

While technological changes and advancements are in the works for future vehicles, such as electronic braking systems, we thought it best to discuss...

When Scans Don’t Work: Sometimes we Need a Personal Re-Programming October 18, 2019

Problem diagnosis of our occasional faulty memory can sometimes prove difficult, especially when the concern occurs on an intermittent basis. Sometimes, we...

Addressing SUV/CUV Steering Issues August 8, 2019

Today’s SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (crossover utility vehicles) face the same steering system issues as other types of vehicles, in terms...

Enemies of the Road: A Look at the Various Causes of Tire Damage August 8, 2019

We recently surveyed our readers to find out what you’ve seen with regard to tire wear and damage. While the leading causes you mentioned came as no...

8th Annual ‘Tips From Techs’: Service Technicians Share Tricks of the Trade February 15, 2019

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...

The Cordless Age February 15, 2019

Like most shops, mine has become increasingly populated with cordless power equipment, ranging from impact wrenches, drills, saws, grinders, vacuums, a wide...

Turbocharger Service Tips October 26, 2018

Turbochargers are essentially compressors that direct more air into the engine’s cylinders in order to produce additional power. A turbo derives its...

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