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  • And while your customer may not be rounding the corners at Pocono or blazing down the quarter mile at the Gator Nationals with the family minivan, the role the suspension and steering systems play is no less important.  
    Pete Meier
  • To help you navigate the information highway, here are some proven Internet resources you can rely on. This list is not all-inclusive but I’m sure it will give you a good start.
    Pete Meier
  • The MACS trade show and training event allows an attendee to see the latest and greatest in A/C and cooling system products and services, as well as sharpen business and technical skills through the training offered and an annual look at the state of the A/C industry.
    Pete Meier
  • Caterpillar’s line of mine haul trucks is a good example of how far the off-road equipment industry has come in recent years.
  • On Oct. 10, 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk pulled back the wraps to unveil the latest Tesla offering, the Tesla S-D. The D stands for “dual motor” and heralds the introduction of All Wheel Drive (AWD) to the Tesla model line. Long been considered by many automotive enthusiasts a weakness to the standard Model S, the AWD version brings the Tesla closer to competing with other top-of-the-line
    Pete Meier
  • How often does a car come to your bay with an automatic transmission shifting complaint that is not a transmission problem at all? 
  • From experience, most vehicles will at some point develop problems in their systems, and fortunately most steering concerns are straightforward and simple to diagnose and repair. Even though some problems are specific to certain vehicles, the top 10 steering problems and fixes do seem to apply to all vehicles.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • And when it comes to performing routine disc brake services, giving your customer their money’s worth (and avoiding unnecessary comebacks) requires attention to detail.  
    Pete Meier
  • I am amazed at the new technology and the twists taken on some old ideas you see in Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology, including much lower compression ratios. Looking into how they could do this and make it work was very interesting.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • The new Dart has plenty of power and agility, compliments of its Alfa Romeo heritage. The 2013 Dart uses high-tech materials along with state of the art technology to provide first class safety and convenience features. 
    Motor Age Magazine
  • Your game plan needs to start with a route on where and how to proceed in diagnosing the problem at hand. We all have different ways to diagnose a problem vehicle, but there may be a better route to follow.
  • From the start, the DUKW has been an amphibious wonder.
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  • In early February, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its plans to issue a proposed rule that would eliminate the use of R134a as a refrigerant in new motor vehicles and as an aerosol in many consumer products. 
    Pete Meier
  • The 2014 model year brings with it a new diesel offering, the Chevrolet Cruze. Not to be confused with its Suzuki cousin, the new Cruze started life as a globally developed platform back in 2008. 
    Pete Meier
  • Remember when diesel vehicles were smelly, smoky, noisy units that needed minimal service work to run trouble-free? Well, the new diesel vehicles aren’t like that at all.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • The hybrid world changed in the last year because of totally new plug-in hybrid powertrain designs from Honda and Ford; other similar ones are being designed by other carmakers.
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  • While this article is going to talk about preparing for the low side of the scale, many of the tips shared apply equally to hot or cold climates.
    Pete Meier
  • Ride quality complaints are much more common now than they were even just a few years ago, which can be tough for drivers to handle. But it’s great news for the technicians who know how to fix these problems.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • There can be a certain degree of confusion when it comes to knowing the type of transmission used in Dodge vehicles equipped with either a 5.9L or 6.7L Cummins diesel engine.
  • I recently diagnosed the cause to a vehicle’s electrical problem in a relatively short order of time. I am not patting myself on the back as to how quickly I nailed it, but rather how easy it was to diagnose it.