• Longtime Federated member Motown Automotive held the grand opening and dedication of its new training center, the Elwood K. Sechrist Training Center.
  • Magnum Gaskets is cautioning technicians and DIYs to be especially mindful of the gaskets they choose due to a recent influx of imported molded gaskets with inferior rubber compounds.
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  • Contributions for this year’s Tire Industry Association (TIA) Foundation fundraising drive are being sought to further augment industry training efforts.
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  • The Tire Industry Association (TIA) now offers all of its 200-Level Basic, and 250-Level Advanced Training Programs in a web-based format at the TIA On-Line University.
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  • I’ve always found the term “misfire” interesting. It’s a term that often leads inexperienced techs down the wrong diagnostic road.
    Pete Meier
  • The woman who owned this 2002 L300 had a decision to make. Did she want to replace her Saturn with another nameplate or spend several hundred dollars getting this one back in the wind?
  • The Automotive Management Institute (AMI), is accepting applications for the $1,000 Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Education Scholarship.
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  • For brevity in this article we’ll elaborate on GM systems and add the high points for Ford systems. Once you get good at one system, the others fall into place quite easy.
  • A customer brings their vehicle into your shop with a vibration complaint; you hesitate to take the job because you know that the success rate of diagnosing and repairing vibration concerns is not very high.
  • Delphi Automotive recently announced the launch of its social channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the company’s aftermarket division.
  • The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) will hold its Racks Clinic and their Heavy Duty Brake Clinic in Chicago on July 26-28, 2012.
  • You don't want to see the same A/C job coming back day after day with repeat compressor failures. In most cases, a compressor job goes well and the customer is happy for good. What about those times where "in most cases" doesn't seem to apply?
  • Let’s examine different fuel injector timing patterns on both defective and normal systems. Depending on the system and the mode of injector firing, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what is normal.