The range of high-quality cordless electric power tools is quickly expanding. Torque and battery life is increasing, and the toughness and durability demanded by pro technicians is increasingly being met. To provide insight into a new offering, here we’ll review one of the latest Mac Tools cordless impact wrenches.
Electronic stability control (ESC) is nothing new. Introduced as optional equipment on luxury cars in the mid-1990s, it’s been standard on light-duty truck and passenger vehicles since 2012.
For most auto repair shops, diagnostics are not where the money is. A good diagnosis is needed to figure out what parts (and these days, sometimes software files) are needed to repair a drivability issue.
Once upon a time, ride control simply referred to providing a vehicle with a comfortable driving experience while limiting excess body roll. This was primarily addressed by the automakers by the selection of the appropriate springs, shock absorbers that would dampen spring movement and anti-roll bars that somewhat tamed, or limited, excess body lean during turns or steering maneuvers.
Today’s brake pad formulations continue to evolve, but the basics include organic, non-asbestos organic (NAO), semi-metallic and ceramic.
The cold snap that recently swept through most of the nation caught many folks unprepared as roads closed, pipes burst and batteries failed.
The ignorance of some customers continues to amaze. A buddy’s shop recently took in a 2001 Honda Accord with a “no brakes” issue. The car was towed in on a flatbed, since the customer was afraid to drive it to the shop.
Some 2010 model year Scion xB, xD and tC vehicles may exhibit a MIL on condition with DTC P2420.
We had a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 in the shop, equipped with the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine. The MIL was on and the vehicle exhibited intermittent low power. Code P1093 was stored, which indicated low fuel rail pressure during power enrichment.
Along, seemingly endless line of orange barrels or concrete barriers on a highway is never a pretty sight. It generally translates into traffic backups and longer commute times. However, there’s a bright side to this often aggravating scenario, with regard to demand for automotive repair.
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