Technicians

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will soon initiate an update of its 1990 study, “NHTSA Should Resume its Support of State Periodic Inspection Programs,” at the request of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Motor...
MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions will demonstrate its newest solution to help technicians work smarter, faster and get more done, in less time, at AAPEX 2014. Called TechPRO, this new versatile piece of equipment promises to be a “game changer” beyond what...
To properly repair today’s complex vehicles, automotive repair shops require access to accurate repair information, and ALLDATA reports that its new ALLDATA® Mobile reinvents the way technicians access repair procedures, diagrams and diagnostic data. ALLDATA...
The new search platform for the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN®) makes it easy for premium members to quickly find real-world knowledge from service industry professionals exchanged on iATN since 1995. Thousands of members from all over the...
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently kicked off the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest, designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists who demonstrate success and creativity as it relates to advancing the field of...
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Today’s successful shop owners, and yes, even those struggling, all relied on education to get them to ownership status. Some just have more education than others, and embrace learning more. But as shops as a whole move forward, education continues to be paramount...
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Who's responsibility is it to make sure that technicians are productive? As you might imagine, it falls on everyone's shoulders in the shop. But there are individual ways you can make sure productivity is at its best. Brian Canning, a management contributor for...
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP®) announces the “Are you TechSmart” automotive scholarship search, running now through Oct. 31, 2014. SMP will award one talented and deserving future technician a $5,000 educational scholarship to the college or...
Tenneco has made it even easier to access the Walker® catalytic converter product line by introducing a convenient VIN search feature on www.WalkerExhaust.com. With this new tool, users can enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: While written for automotive dealerships, we feel this article from Lista International offers suggestions repair shops of any size can implement in their business. As auto dealerships seek to improve profitability in parts and service departments, they...
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My dad used to take me to his shop when I was a small boy, and so I kind of cut my working teeth on wrenches. And because just about everybody in our area knew my dad or knew of him, my connection to him meant that I never had a problem finding a job as a mechanic. Buying...
Featuring ”Old Glory” displayed prominently on the front, MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions announces the availability of the new Arctic PRO®RHS®980 Series - Americana edition. For a limited time, MAHLE Service Solutions Division will make a $50...
VOXX Electronics Corp (VEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. recently announced that Car Connection Pro, the company’s telematics solution is now being carried by Expeditor, Auto Action Group in New Jersey. The company launched the program with a...
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While putting Motor Age's May Underhood feature (A tale of counterfeits and contaminants) together, I “Googled” the price of R134a and found a range of cost from just under $90 for a 30-pound container to over $200 per jug. That’s a substantial...
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The rings on the output shaft of an RE5R05A ride inside a sun gear shaft. Two of the four rings on the sun gear shaft seal feed pressure to the High and Low/Reverse Clutch. These sealing rings are easily broken if not placed onto the shaft carefully. The rings on the output...