Undercar

  • The basics of electrical theory haven’t changed over the years, but that doesn’t mean your electrical diagnostic process shouldn’t be changing. This article will focus on how a thermal imaging camera can be used to supplement your electrical diagnostic process.
    Jeff Minter
  • Inevitably there is a "F.R.E.D." (Frustrating Ridiculous Electronic Device) controlling the overly complex system making everything even more intimidating. With throttle-by-wire being the standard system for several years, we've gotten over the butterflies on that system, but the feeling still exists for many techs when it comes to brake-by-wire systems.
    dave hobbs
  • But even though they’re prone to age quickly, these vehicles in particular really need to be maintained and kept in good condition, not just for the safety and security of drivers and passengers, but also for everyone else sharing the road with them.  
    Motor Age Magazine
  • Our goal is to not only take care of our customers’ vehicle needs, but to also keep vehicles in good running order with a long life. Therefore, it is imperative that someone do much needed vehicle inspections. 
  • Even though new Saab models are no longer arriving on American shores, there is a large fleet of existing customers that are still in need of service.
    Pete Meier
  • Get up to date with technology, tools and techniques to get today’s exhaust systems running quiet, running clean and passing OBD II monitors/state emission tests. 
    dave hobbs
  • Take a look at the new Dodge Ram light-duty diesel.
  • Tips on finding that evaporative emissions’ very small leak source.
  • And while your customer may not be rounding the corners at Pocono or blazing down the quarter mile at the Gator Nationals with the family minivan, the role the suspension and steering systems play is no less important.  
    Pete Meier
  • To help you navigate the information highway, here are some proven Internet resources you can rely on. This list is not all-inclusive but I’m sure it will give you a good start.
    Pete Meier
  • The MACS trade show and training event allows an attendee to see the latest and greatest in A/C and cooling system products and services, as well as sharpen business and technical skills through the training offered and an annual look at the state of the A/C industry.
    Pete Meier
  • Caterpillar’s line of mine haul trucks is a good example of how far the off-road equipment industry has come in recent years.
  • On Oct. 10, 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk pulled back the wraps to unveil the latest Tesla offering, the Tesla S-D. The D stands for “dual motor” and heralds the introduction of All Wheel Drive (AWD) to the Tesla model line. Long been considered by many automotive enthusiasts a weakness to the standard Model S, the AWD version brings the Tesla closer to competing with other top-of-the-line
    Pete Meier
  • How often does a car come to your bay with an automatic transmission shifting complaint that is not a transmission problem at all? 
  • From experience, most vehicles will at some point develop problems in their systems, and fortunately most steering concerns are straightforward and simple to diagnose and repair. Even though some problems are specific to certain vehicles, the top 10 steering problems and fixes do seem to apply to all vehicles.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • And when it comes to performing routine disc brake services, giving your customer their money’s worth (and avoiding unnecessary comebacks) requires attention to detail.  
    Pete Meier
  • With the rapid growth of vehicles using R1234yf and the increasing age of those first introduced, now is the time to prepare for the inevitable — and welcome that change with open arms.
    Pete Meier
  • Once alcohol-blended fuels appeared on the scene, large numbers of cars with fuel leaks started appearing in the automotive repair shops. Lots of cars started leaking raw, unburned fuel.
  • Meeting the latest diesel emission control regulations would not have been possible without a completely new approach in fuel system design. While the earlier hydromechanical systems were certainly reliable, a new level of precision was required that could only be achieved with computer control of individual injectors.
  • Ford issued two safety recalls, one for approximately 423,000 vehicles in the 2011-2013 model years for a potential issue with electric power steering.