Shock absorber and strut service is certainly nothing new to your shop. However, for newly-hired technicians who may still be learning the ropes, this article is intended to help provide basic service tips regarding these essential elements of vehicle ride control.
When it comes to customers and their vehicles, the few things that seem to matter most to them is that the entertainment system is working correctly and their HVAC system is doing its job. Customers rely on their creature comfort amenities to get them from one place to the other. It seems that most customers don’t mind spending the money on these items as they feel they are getting more for their money as opposed to say repairing that leaking water pump or an axle boot that has a split in it. If the radio or the air conditioning stops working for whatever reason they notice it immediately as they will feel “inconvenienced.”
Automotive technicians all have their own individual style and approach to diagnostics and education. But most techs will tell you that if they understand how the system is supposed to work and the components involved, the diagnostic repair journey is usually easier. Automotive technology is constantly changing, it never seems to stop, but keeping up with this constant change is a demanding task.
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. reports Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper will be returning to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) for an Aftermarket Jackpot Convention – High Stakes Edition – in 2022.
According to the latest data from automotive industry research firm IMR Inc., 91% of independent auto service facilities have reported a drop in revenue this year, driven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Innova Electronics Corp. has introduced its Innova 5420 Power Check powered circuit tester, which lets users quickly and safely test and apply power/ground to switches, relays, fans and electrical circuits.
The Auto Care Association today announced a new event, Auto Care Connect, “which will serve as a unique, annual event for association members, spanning the full spectrum of the auto care industry,” according to association officials.
LeakFinder Universal AC Dye (LF1001) works with all automotive air conditioning systems containing R-134a, R-1234yf, or other widely used refrigerants, and will not affect system lubricant properties or change how the equipment works.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. ET entitled “Thermal Imaging Applications in a Transportation Environment.”
BendPak Inc. has spent six months designing, engineering and producing an improved MaxJax portable two-post lift. The M6K can be used in areas with 8-foot ceilings, and it can be put away at the end of the day when the work is done.