The Daytona 500 is arguably the most famous race on Earth. It marks the first entry into the NASCAR history books, when the first race sanctioned by the newly formed National Association for Stock Car Racing was held on Feb. 15, 1948.
Schaeffler Technologies -- a global automotive manufacturer of high-precision products and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications -- is supplying components or technologies to all 10 of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 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?
This 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe was towed in with a complaint of an intermittent no start. With 78,000 miles on the clock, it would also provide an opportunity to not only practice my diagnostic skills, but my customer service skills as well. After all, w
The term "tune-up" is becoming an endangered species among automotive technicians. As emission standards tighten, new vehicles require progressively less drivability-related maintenance. With today's cars, a technician might have to replace the spark
It is a simple equation ? the more air and fuel you pump through an automotive engine, the more power it can produce. Since the history of American automobile production has revolved around large displacement power plants that make gobs of torque and
Remember the old days when antifreeze was antifreeze? No matter which brand you chose, the color was green and the formula was glycol-based and contained silicates as corrosion inhibitors. You mixed the antifreeze 50/50 with water and poured it in th
Automotive engineers are developing new vehicle technologies at a rapid pace. Just as rapidly, legislators are adopting new laws that have a dramatic effect on the automotive service profession. As we step further and further away from the basic auto
A head gasket's job is simple. It is designed to seal combustion gases within the cylinder/combustion chamber and prevent coolant and/or oil from escaping the engine at the head-to-block joint. Today's head gaskets have to provide a perfect, lock-tig
It?s an exciting time to be a tech. Driven by the need to reduce emissions and improve our use of the planet?s natural resources, automotive technology is progressing at an exponential rate. And it?s not just in improving conventional powertrains. It
Unless your customer has a rotary engine under the hood, the power-producing mill that delivers power to the transmission or transaxle is outfitted with pistons and valves, and a spinning shaft with carefully indexed egg-shaped lobes operates those v
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