• There are only 4 ways and electrical circuit can fail. Knowing that puts you one step closer to fixing the problem!
  • There are similarities between current technology and fuel cell technology that make having a basic understanding of this technology very relevant.
    Jeff Minter
  • The DSO can be an invaluable tool if you're comfortable using it.
    Pete Meier
  • One innovative strategy to set your shop apart is to consider offering nitrogen, instead of air, for filling tires. 
    Tracy Martin
  • The DSO can be an invaluable diagnostic tool if you’re comfortable using it. 
    Pete Meier
  • Here are some quick tips for keeping 4x4 trucks ready for hunting season, camping trips or spontaneous rides in the hills and back out again, keeping the work profitable and keeping headaches to a minimum.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • If you are working on European vehicles you know that one of the most common procedures that you will need to perform after replacing a component is Coding. 
  • The quest for further gains in fuel economy continue, mandated by a little thing called CAFE, short for Corporate Average Fuel Economy, a series of regulations enacted by Congress passed in reaction to the OPEC embargo of the ’70s.
    Pete Meier
  • Here are tips and techniques for successfully troubleshooting charging system concerns. 
    dave hobbs
  • Annual SAE On-Board Diagnostics Symposium allows OEMs, manufacturers and other industry constituents to share experiences and ideas for the future.
  • Working on fuel systems does take a bit more effort and knowledge and there really aren’t any magic bullets or one-size-fits-all rules that apply to everything and make testing easier since the systems differ so much, but even so it’s definitely possible to quickly and accurately figure out what’s going wrong and fix it right the first time.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • Diagnosing any vehicle’s problems without properly testing and evaluating the system is not a responsible repair technique and pretty much is asking for trouble. But realistically, understanding common problems and the tips and techniques to verify the cause and fix it quickly and correctly really does save time and money for everyone involved. 
    Motor Age Magazine
  • If you’re one who feels the need to get your confidence built up a little more on dealing with the GM Duramax, this article will help you do just that.
    dave hobbs
  • The Chevy Volt is an extended range vehicle that is similar to a hybrid vehicle since it also uses an internal combustion engine (ICE). Although the Volt’s ICE is not used in the same way as a conventional hybrid’s ICE, but rather uses the ICE as a generator to charge the HV battery. 
  • With the introduction of the EcoBoost engine family and its ability to deliver horsepower and torque normally reserved for the largest displacement naturally aspirated engines a V6 F150 with a trailer behind it or a 3 cylinder “hot hatch” now seems perfectly natural. 
  • Electrical power steering (EPS) is a result of eliminating the power steering pump and has drastically changed the way we diagnose and repair steering systems. 
    searchautoparts, dave macholz
  • If you’ve been wondering what all the hype about telematics is and how it will affect your role as a vehicle service professional, read on. 
    dave hobbs
  • In the March 2016 issue of Motor Age, I wrote an article on this same subject — “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” This month I would like to carry on this thought with a little more in-depth study of how thermal imaging works and a case study on an electrical system problem. Let’s take a few minutes and explore how this works.
  • With extensive racing backgrounds, BMW and Mercedes have also created a series of vehicles that share more with their race-driven brethren than that of their mass-produced counterparts. 
  • The “repeatable” technique that will be covered here applies to engine breathing issues, but also can be used for a variety of other complaints — low power, lean codes and transmission shifting, to name a few.