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OTC resurfacing grinder cleans wheels, hubs and rotors

The OTC six-inch resurfacing grinder, P/N 8330, from Bosch Automotive Service Solutions can be used to remove corrosion and debris from rotors, wheels and hubs, which helps parts fit more safely and securely.


OTC releases Smart Battery Tester using mobile device to check starting system

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has introduced a pocket-sized battery tester that offers near-instant battery, charging and starting system test results with a technician’s iOS or Android device.


OTC to host free webinar on scan tools

OTC will host a free webinar for North America on Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. EST to answer questions and help technicians decide what level of scan tool is best for them.


U.S. Army veteran to join auto service ranks

On honor of Veterans Day, we present something a little out of the ordinary for this site. Following is an article on a United States veteran of the war in Afghanistan who is now pursuing and four-year degree in automotive engineering. We thank him – and all veterans -- for his service. (And please let us know what you think by leaving a comment!)


OTC launches line of Best Forged Hammers

OTC, a Bosch Group brand, has unveiled its North American line of Best Forged Hammers (B.F.H.) that features an indestructible steel rod core rubber handle and drop-forged, induction-hardened head for extended life. Specially bonded steel locking plates eliminate any loosening of the hammer head, ensuring a secure fit and confident swing.


Tool review: OTC DEF refractometer -- Checking a customer’s diesel exhaust fluid concentration

Starting with 2010 models, all diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. feature a DEF system (diesel exhaust fluid). The purpose of the DEF is to reduce NOx emissions utilizing a management-controlled mist injection of DEF into the exhaust stream. DEF is a mixture of purified urea and purified water (refer to the May/June 2013 issue of Auto Service Professional for details regarding DEF systems).


Diesel exhaust fluid: Fluid-injection for NOx reduction

If your shop doesn’t routinely service diesel-equipped vehicles, you may not be fully aware of the use of DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). DEF consists of a mixture of high-purity urea and deionized water.


Sign up for free Genisys Touch/AutoDetect/Identifix webinar

Join OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, and Identifix, April 11, 2013, in a web-based training session at 6:00 p.m. CDT.


Maximizing your smoke machine: Smoke ’em if you got ’em

A smoke machine can be used in virtually any low-pressure vehicle system for the purpose of locating leaks, including EVAP, intake/induction system, oil, EGR, engine vacuum, exhaust, coolant (radiator, water pump, hoses, etc.), HVAC, a variety of gasketed areas, engine blocks, worn throttle shafts, diaphragms, intercooler, turbocharger, idle motors and solenoids, under-dash leaks and even vehicle body wind/water leaks.


OTC Genisys, Pegisys software updates

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, offers comprehensive bundled software update kits for all OTC Genisys and Pegisys diagnostic scan tools.

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