Technicians

The Monster 41" tool boxes (part no. MST412508CHBKGN / MST412511RCBKGN-150) give the extreme professional tool storage that is craved by all technicians. These roller cabinets have essential features like heavy-duty steel drawers which use ball bearing slides, and...
The new Brake Fluid Tester (part no. KTI70120) from K Tool International is providing the reliable information that technicians need when working on various types of vehicles. Not only does this tool collaborate with DOT 4 and Dot 5.1, it is also able to test AC Delco,...
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Have you ever considered just how small a leak the 0.020” test represents? And to easily and quickly locate the source of the leak takes more than just one approach. In our August webinar, G. Truglia and I share tips on various techniques you can apply to make finding...
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Congratulations to Bruce Oliver of Chapel Hill, Tennessee! He is our August “ASE Question of the Month” prize winner! Every month, we host an ASE-style question related to a feature article in the current issue of Motor Age. In August, the question was:  ...
A/Ccess is the theme of the MACS 2019 Training Event and Trade Show to be held February 21-23, 2019 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA.

Attendees will gain A/Ccess to the mobile A/C and engine cooling service and repair information needed to make accurate...
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The story begins in the early 2000s, when the government laid down the law on a new generation of emissions standards, requiring manufacturers to make drastic improvements in fuel economy and emissions. Manufacturers responded by looking at a wide range of new...
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This diagnosis begins like many others have in the past. The local guy from the used car lot drags in a "great deal" he picked up at the auction. You know the vehicles — clean, southern, low mileage, and (oh yeah!) it doesn't run! This time it happened...
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In "Engine mechanical testing: Good, better and best," June 2018, I shared two fundamental engine mechanical tests performed with a scope: cranking relative compression and cranking intake vacuum. So today, let's take it one step further. Please keep in mind...
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Undercar service, diagnostics and repair have become more complex with advancements in vehicle weight reduction. Technicians will need to be aware of industry standard equipment and best-practices in order to correctly perform these services. Understanding how to build this...
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We are all living at the bottom of an ocean; an ocean made of air instead of salt water. The earth has a vast ocean of nitrogen and oxygen encompassing it. This ocean of air is being pulled toward the earth by gravity. Gravity is the force that is created between two...
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Just as the heat of summer brings us unique service opportunities, so does the approach of Old Man Winter – especially if you live in the Snow Belt! Even if you live in a part of the country where the difference between summer and winter is hardly noticeable, you can...
The aftermarket automotive industry is no stranger to change, as technicians must adapt constantly to new components and technology in new vehicles. Shop management hasn’t changed nearly as rapidly, however, leaving owners with no choice but to piece together the...
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We live in the information age. We have smart phones, smart homes and smart cars. Some new cars have just as many and sometimes more lines of code than a modern jet fighter! Diagnostics have become more intuitive due to all the enhancements in information systems and scan...
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Don’t fear Asian vehicles! Since many companies already share parts and technology, you will notice that Asian vehicle are not that much different than domestic vehicles. Just like any other vehicle that comes into your shop with a problem, you need a game plan on how...
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It’s no secret that most consumers have a guarded view of us. In a recent survey, 86% of the respondents thought that the cost they paid for their repair was outrageously high, and 40% of the consumers asked were certain they were being overcharged for the repair....

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