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Shock & Strut Service Tips

Paying Attention to the Basics Pays Off

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.

 


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Avoiding Common A/C Service Mistakes

]Attention to Detail Avoids Comebacks and Increases Profits

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.”


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Electrical System Faults

Various DTCs and Component Faults can be Traced to Wiring Issues

With the ever increasing technology on today’s vehicles comes with ever increasing electrical demands.  You would think that electrical failures would be more prevalent than ever on today’s vehicles.  


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Keeping Up With Change: Continual Research and Education Is Vital

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.
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Tracer Products Offers LeakFinder AC Dye

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. 


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BendPak MaxJax M6K lift

BendPak Updates MaxJax 2-Post Lift

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.


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