As the inventor of 3M Wetordry sandpaper and masking tape for the automotive industry nearly a century ago, 3M today is recognized in the collision repair industry as a leading manufacturer that brings innovative solutions to our customers around the globe.
At this point, you’re hopefully seeing this as a huge opportunity for shops! These features, which are loved so much by the driving public, are going to carry additional cost to properly maintain the vehicle.
I think we have all been in the situation as a shop owner, mechanic, technician, handy man or whatever you like to be called where we are approached by a family member or a close friend because they know one thing. They know you can “fix things.”
The vehicle at the shop is a 2014 Ford F350. The truck is powered with the 6.7 Powerstroke diesel engine and has an automatic transmission. In the last 250 miles, the engine has run poorly and lacked power.
A panel of independent members of the aftermarket trade press chose three new products to be recognized at the MACS 2019 Training Event and Trade Show which was held February 21-23 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA.
The theme of MACS 2019 Training Event was A/Ccess to mobile A/C technical information but the vibe was enthusiasm and engagement from the over 700 attendees. The MACS 2019 Training Event and Trade Show took place February 21-23 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, Calif.
Electude International and CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) have expanded the online E-Safety course suite -- the automotive safety courses, assessments and credentials created by CCAR and available through Electude.
A glance at the latest paint finishes confirms that current colors are light-years ahead of what was available as recently as five years ago. Many of today’s factory colors are highly chromatic, translucent and sparkling with remarkable depth, brilliance and clarity.
A friend of mine brought his son’s 2006 Jeep Commander, 4.7L V8 with a 5-45RFE transmission and 187,854 miles on the odometer, telling me he believed water was making its way into the #8 cylinder, because the vehicle had overheated a few times and now it was misfiring on that one.
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