The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is offering technical training for the i·SHOP standard. The i·SHOP Boot Camp will be hosted at Hunter Engineering's world class training facility in St. Louis on July 20-21, and wil
A recent technical bulletin by SKF provides information for properly cleaning and maintaining bearings. Proper bearing cleaning can mean the difference between good performance and bearing failure. If cleaning is done improperly, the bearing, shaft o
SAE International is giving technicians and other automotive professionals a boost in this down economy by offering tuition-free educational classes at its Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Mich., during February and March.
The Automotive Service Association?s (ASA) 2009 Annual Convention will offer nine Industry Impact sessions focusing on a variety of relevant and significant automotive service and collision repair industry issues.
Two classes to help boost the automotive aftermarket are taking place this month at Hams Management Systems in Michigan. The training facility reports its Shop Management Schedule will look at specialization and service advisors in April.
Mike Cleary is gearing up for two automotive training classes in Phoenix this spring. Cleary, with Automotive Technical Support Services, will teach two training classes on systems from module installation to restraint systems to remote keyless entry
Doing more with less is a key challenge for manufacturers during economic turmoil — but there are ways to stay afloat despite instability, according to one Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) presenter.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is a further refinement of the orginal Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). In the wake of governmental and public outcry, the NHTSA proposed a new rule requring this on all vehicles by 2012. Modern ESC systems are complet
Melling recently filmed the first three episodes of its new Web video series "Tech Tips with George." The first video of the series appearls on the company's Web site and covers oil pump screen installation.
Scan tool manufacturers on bothe the aftermarket and OEM sides have stepped up to the place to make diagnostics more efficient. But understanding how systems work will help you in your diagnosis of vehicle problems.
Warning indicators can be our best friends if we interpret them properly. But what if somebody doesn't know what a particular warning lamp means? Those of us who are old enough remember those green or blue COLD lights on some Chryslers and Fords in t
Engine need air, fuel and spark to start, and they must be correctly timed. But when either the crank position sensor or the cam position sensor is lost, the ECM may shut down ignition, injection or both. But codes typically set and extended cranking
A driver brought his Probe into the shop with an inoperative A/C and a dead charging system, and both concerns had happened simultaneously. When they opened the hood, they saw that the 2.5L had tossed its outboard serpentine belt (the one that drives
Introduced in 2003, the GX 470 is still in production for the 2009 model year. Based on the Toyota 4Runner/FJ Cruiser platform, this full-frame luxury truck combines first-class on-road comfort and handling with real off-road capabilities.
A Lexus SC300 came into our shop once with an oil leak that we identified as a power steering pressure line leak. The owner later brought in his mother's 1996 Chevy Blazer to have its engine worked on. From that Blazer to oil leaks in Chevy trucks, t
We've seen some fairly broad swings in fuel prices over the last year or so. That simple fact alone means there are several good reasons for increasing the fuel capacity of a diesel pickup. With a larger tank, a customer can shop around for the best
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