Technicians

The new Wilton® Mechanics Pro Vise features an exclusive needle roller thrust bearing design that no other vise employs. What sets the design apart is its ability to deliver maximum clamping force with less operator effort. And unlike other vises, operator’s...
Throw away your old tread depth gauge, because a new product has come along which is set to change the way the industry presents itself when it comes to advising customers on the health of their tires. The TreadReader™ from Atlas Automotive Equipment, is an ingenious...
The 16th Annual TST Tech Training Big Event is fast approaching next month, and features training opportunities from industry experts, and expo and chances to win great tools. Set for Saturday, March 30 at Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, the Big Event will offer a...
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We’ve all learned the ABC song, and how to count to 10 as one of our first “organized” instructional classes, even if we didn’t know that’s what we were doing.  Now, as a grown up, we’re still learning the same basic golden rules. Be...
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In this article on voltage drop (VD), we will explore what it is, how to check for it and share some vehicles that I have come across with VD issues. Let’s start with an explanation of VD so you can better understand what we are dealing with. Remember that there are...
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When I was at the Ford place, I drew a work order for a charging system fault on an old F-150 and told the customer she needed a new alternator – and she went and bought one from a local parts store – well, that one wound up being bad, so I yanked it off and she...
Join Snap-on® diagnostic experts for livestream training events focusing on Intelligent Diagnostics on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST. Visit http://snapon.com/livestream to join a live event or to set up an email...
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The exchange of information and data has been key from the beginning of mankind. In order to make good decisions, one needs good information. Information exchange is imperative in order for the decision-making process to be carried out. The lack of information one has...
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The demand on the vehicle's battery is increasing as technology continues to move us toward an all-electric future. Start/stop systems place additional loads that adds additional stress to the battery and modern charging systems are designed to supply just enough to...
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Motor Age is the nation's oldest automotive trade publication and the mission of "advancing the automotive service professional" is one that I've tried to keep foremost in mind as I perform the role of technical editor. In the last eight years, I've...
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We’ve been discussing the tidal wave of technology being installed on new vehicles with the goal of providing awareness of what is happening in our industry; this is so you can prepare your team to be service ready when they arrive at your door. In this edition, we...
Red Line Synthetic Oil, a leading supplier of high-performance synthetic lubricants and additives, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. Evolving from its roots in racing, the company now offers enthusiast and professional product lines, all while remaining true to...
MACS exhibit space for the 2019 Training Event and Trade Show, A/Ccess is sold out. The MACS 2019 Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 21-23 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, Calif.

MACS Trade Show day is Friday, February 22 from 10am to 4...
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This article was contributed by Mark Lavelle Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 22% of car crashes are brake-related? The truth is that many of these accidents are...
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I think that most technicians are comfortable using their scan tools when attempting to diagnose a customer's drivability concern. It's a tool we use on a daily basis to access stored DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), look at Freeze Frame and history data and, of...

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