Technicians

TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, is adding eight new sizes to its agricultural tire line, Harvest King Field Pro I-1 Implement, and two sizes to the skid steer line-up, Power King Rim Guard HD+.
 
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I have an embarrassing admission to make; up until a few years ago, I thought I knew all there was to know about diagnosing and replacing universal joints (u-joint), I was very wrong. I had been mentored by older technicians 40 years ago when I was the young impressionable...
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The internal combustion engine has been around for over 200 years. In this time, there have been many changes to the engine, the fuel, and the automobile. We attribute the modern engine to Nikolaus Otto. Nikolaus was a German engineer who developed the compression charge...
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A few years back I had a customer that parked their car in a barn for almost a year. This particular customer stored his vehicle because he was deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. Being an Army veteran myself, I felt the need to help this individual out. The Ford...
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Those of you that have come to know me are aware that my experience with diesel drivability concerns is extremely limited. For good reason though. I’m not properly equipped to take on the job efficiently and don’t see a need to take myself in that direction....
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I have a lot of people to thank for being in my corner. My entire life consists of memories where people have been supportive of me, every step of the way. Whether it was from family, friends, co-workers or even personal mentors of mine; I’ve always had a guiding hand...
Ingersoll Rand®, a global leader in compressed air and gas systems and services, has introduced its new breakthrough dryer technology, the Subfreezing Dryer. By incorporating its 146 years of engineering expertise and heritage, Ingersoll Rand has designed a dryer that...
Old World Industries, a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy duty fluids, announced the launch of its new PEAK® Antifreeze + Coolant, designed with an advanced formula that guarantees superior lifetime protection.*†...
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In this article, I will be talking about a subject that does not get much respect or attention amongst most automotive technicians and that is engine crankcase ventilation systems. Many technicians consider these systems to be pretty simple and trouble free but they are...
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Let’s start our trip across the pond with a BMW that is one of the most commonly sold Euro vehicles in our country. A 2012 BMW X5 came into our shop from a recommendation from another one of our customers. The lady that owners this BMW had taken the vehicle to the BMW...
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Every now and then an interesting diagnostic problem comes into the shop. Many of these problem vehicles come from other shops and many of the vehicles have been backed up to the parts store and loaded up with everything in sight. This 2001 VW Cabrio was one of those...
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You may have heard me say before how thankful I am to be able to do what I do. After spending most of my working life turning a wrench, the opportunity to now help those still in the bays is something I never take for granted. Along the way, I've met hundreds, if not...
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While employed as a sales representative for a diagnostic tool manufacturer, I remember coming across a particular gentleman to whom I was trying to express how important it was for us to keep changing along with the vehicle technology confronting us. If I recall, he went...
Until Nov. 2, 2019, automotive industry professionals are being called to show their pride in the parts they choose to purchase and use, by submitting pictures with the hashtag 'ItsAboutThePart'.

Qualifying pictures are entered in a weekly and monthly...
From battery testers to diagnostic tools, there are a number of new options technicians can choose from at TOPDON USA.  And for a short time, the BT Master Battery Tester could be yours for free.  TOPDON is encouraging technicians to like the TOPDON USA Facebook...

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