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Boots-R-US Gets New Website

Protoco Enterprises LLC brand, Boots-R-US, has released its new website Boots-R-US.com - which features protective covers for Milwaukee, DeWalt tools and more. The new website offers search functionalities to find the protective cover best suited for the air or cordless power tool an automotive repair professional would like to protect.  


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Lumileds Shines Light on LED Lightbars

Lumileds has extended its Philips Ultinon Drive 5000 Series of LED Lightbars to include eight models, which now includes 10”, 20” and 30” versions, each in a choice of single or double LED rows as well as 40” and 50” double row versions for off-road adventures. 


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John Bean Tru-Point Featured at SEMA

Snap-on Inc.’s John Bean Tru-Point advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration tool will be on display and available for demonstrations at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show being held Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 


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BendPak Introduces Ergochair Work Seat

BendPak Inc. has introduced Ergochair, a new rolling work seat engineered to help technicians work more comfortably. The Ergochair’s first product, ERGO-RS, will debut at next week's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Wheel Bearing Tech

How to Isolate the Issue and Service Them

Unless you have just started in the automotive field in the last few weeks, you likely have faced this work order. A customer is concerned about exhaust noise. You get in the vehicle and start the road test. The exhaust is quiet, but the familiar hum or growl of a wheel bearing is oh so familiar.


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The Diagnostic Value of the DSO

Digital Storage Oscilloscopes and Their Benefits

During my five plus decades of being in the automotive service and repair industry I have learned that diagnosing an engine performance problem, drivability problem or electrical problem is not an exact science. I have always favored symptom-based diagnostics, where once we have identified the symptom we focus our testing on a specific area


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Developing Diagnostic Strategies

It’s Important to Establish a Plan of Attack

Performing diagnostics is something many of us do each day, without much thought, but most seasoned technicians have a detailed diagnostic approach that they employ. They have an action plan — a diagnostic checklist — that they follow from start to finish with remarkable success.


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BendPak Rolls Out Dannmar D4-12A Lift

BendPak Inc. has introduced its new Dannmar D4-12A alignment lift which can be used to perform two- or four-wheel alignments and general service work on cars, SUVs and light trucks weighing up to 12,000 pounds. 


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