News

  • As the weather warms, more and more of your customers will be switching over their HVAC control settings to Max A/C. And if the system doesn't respond by blowing that refreshing cool air, they will show up at your door to find out why.
  • CARDONE Industries is mourning the passing of Gordon A. Ulsh, 66, a resident of Johns Creek, Ga., who died suddenly on Feb. 1, 2013. 
  • Today’s top technicians, those regarded as the best in their field, understand the importance of keeping current with the latest systems, products, guidelines and procedures.
  • Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) announced it will lead two technician-focused training seminars at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) 2013 Training Event & Trade Show.
  • Cavalry Air will introduce itself to the automotive aftermarket industry at the 2013 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) annual trade show this week.
  • The ANCO “Make it a Better Car” promotion is back for the prime wiper selling season with an attractive consumer rebate offer on ANCO Contour, Transform and Profile wiper blades.
  • Bill Haas, automotive coach, Educational Seminars Institute (ESi), will deliver a keynote address during the upcoming Automotive Training Expo (ATE).
  • Demand for Mudlick Mail’s strategically targeted direct mail campaigns remained strong in 2012, with the company posting a 37 percent increase in revenue last year.
  • This boils misfire diagnosis down to only three things: fuel quality, compression and fuel injection.
  • You may have studied circuits, but you should troubleshoot current paths. Circuits get complicated, and when you troubleshoot current paths, you simplify the complicated.
  • The most expensive fuses on the vehicle are any one of the several dozen computers found on a modern automobile. What happens when they replace the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the problem doesn’t go away?
  • “Limited Slip” and “Positrac” differentials have a set of clutches between the axle gears and the carrier and a heavy S spring between the axle gears to keep spinning to a minimum.
  • First and foremost, the SAE J1930 regulation dictates that if the PCM controls the alternator field, the alternator is supposed to be dubbed a generator, but if it has its own internal regulator, it’s still OK to call it an alternator.
  •   There is a new revenue stream in pursuing high voltage (HV) hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) battery packs diagnostics or service.
  • Most automotive repair professionals have a working knowledge of the operation of the basic oxygen sensor. However, newer wideband designs are more sophisticated and often misunderstood by even the most experienced technicians.
  • Even though the optical bus system isn’t being used in extremely high volumes it’s still worth understanding how the system works, what goes wrong, and how to fix it properly.
  • Yokohama Tire Corporation is launching two new commercial tires at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS): the TY517 ultra wide base drive tire and the RY407 ultra wide base trailer tire.
  • Hankook Tire recently announced its financial results for the fiscal year 2012 with an exceptional sales record of KRW 7.029 trillion, asserting a YoY increase of 8.3 percent.
  • Though marketing options out there are boundless with ever increasing numbers of smart, capable and relevant players vying for your business, marketing remains a big challenge for most of us in the tire and automotive repair worlds.
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  • APRA’s Senior Vice President, Jeanie Magathan, announced recently that the APRA will hold their first Electrical Clinic of 2013 in Memphis, Tenn., on March 22 and 23.