Technicians

First, let's take a summary look at Parts 1 through 9: We explained that electrcon current is the movement of negatively charged electrons through a completed circuit (when switch CLOSED). Electrons leave the negative terminal of the voltage source, travel...
Robinair has released its new 17800C multi-refrigerant machine designed to recover, recycle, evacuate and charge many different refrigerants and systems, all in one fast and continuous operation through one hook-up. This new unit automatically leads the user through its...
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I can remember back many years when you could buy a new car without a heater — yes, a heater was an option way back when. There used to be ads on the radio highlighting cars that came with a radio,...
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We begin the saga at Assured Autoworks in Melbourne, Fla. This reputable shop is owned and run by my good buddy, Brin Kline. Like many times before, he acquired the subject of this month's article as a “tow-in”...
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The Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s annual Training Event and Trade Show (MACS 2018) was held Feb. 14-17 in Orlando, and we learned a lot about what’s going on in the industry, some changes that are taking place, and even about where the industry might be...
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Brake repair is changing, but customers’ needs remain similar to what they have been requesting for a long time: stop in a safe and appropriate time. When it comes to setting up their appointments, service writers and advisors can start the process on the right path...
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Back in 2005, I participated in a national contest looking for the “A/C Technician of the Year,” hosted jointly by the Mobile Air Conditioning Society and Carquest Technical Institute. It was a wonderful experience, with the semi-finalists invited to the...
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There are big changes underway with more coming to air conditioning for automobiles and light trucks made in or imported to the United States. New EPA regulations will require new vehicles offered for sale starting in the 2021 MY to use a refrigerant other than R134a. OEMs...
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A few months ago, I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Outside of the city hub is the community of Thornleigh, home to our Motor Age Training CONNECT partner, AutoMate.   One of the purposes of the trip was to film some...
If you have discovered smaller and hotter brake systems on today’s vehicles, you aren’t alone.  In fact, it might be more of a trend than many technicians realize, according to insight Tony McKey recently shared with Motor Age readers. “There has been...
After a vehicle has been involved in a collision, there may be hidden damage. Although the vehicle is drivable and appears to be operating normally, without diagnostic testing, it is impossible to tell if everything is working the way that the OEM intended,...
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MOTOR Information Systems announced the release of five new modules for its information platform, e-Tech. These new modules will allow users to access information on a wide variety of parts and procedures. Each new module provides users with the ability to access a wealth...
Congratulations to Chris Short, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia! He’s our March “ASE Question of the Month” winner! The March question was: Technician A and Technician B are carrying on a spirited debate regarding a voltage drop test reading Technician A just...
Have you seen an increase in pothole-related chassis damage on automobiles during this brutal winter season? If so, the Gurus can help. Garage Gurus™, the first-of-its-kind national training platform, will hold its fourth Facebook Live event on Wednesday, April 4, at...
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I started out my diagnosis on a 2003 Ford Escape with an automatic 3.0 VIN 1 24 Valve V-6 just like I would any other vehicle that I bring in the bay. First, the customer interview to gather the information and the complaint — with just shy of 200K on the odometer,...

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