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Ford Trucks and SUVs: Diagnosing Noisy Front Hubs on 4×4 Applications

Ford Trucks and SUVs: Diagnosing Noisy Front Hubs on 4×4 Applications

May 3, 2021

Customer complaints of clicking, ticking, grinding or ratcheting noises from the front hubs during 2WD mode may be due to a mechanical or a vacuum related issue. The front hubs on the following applications are equipped with actuators referred to as Integrated Wheel Ends (IWE). These actuators function via engine vacuum and spring tension. Vehicles […]

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Diesel Service Tips: Rain and Snow Can Trash a Turbocharged Diesel Engine

Diesel Service Tips: Rain and Snow Can Trash a Turbocharged Diesel Engine

April 13, 2021

Air filters are designed to protect the engine from contaminants such as bugs, dust, dirt and other debris. Engines do not perform well when the filters are subjected to water and snow, as these conditions promote a hydro-lock of the filter media. When the hydro-lock condition occurs, the filter can be pulled from the air […]

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3 Reasons Spring Is the Perfect Time to Change Your Cabin Air Filter

3 Reasons Spring Is the Perfect Time to Change Your Cabin Air Filter

March 3, 2021

When spring rolls around, we all have a long list of tasks to tackle. Everything from thoroughly dusting the house to packing up your heavy winter coats seems to eat up your free time. All too often, the importance of caring for your car gets ignored after harsh winter driving conditions and preparing it for […]

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Take Care of Your #1 Valentine This February: Your Car 

Take Care of Your #1 Valentine This February: Your Car 

February 12, 2021

Did you know that the average American spends about $116.21 on Valentine’s Day? Flowers, candy, cards, and going out to eat are par for the course on February 14 to appreciate the ones you love, but what about your vehicle?  This year, consider giving your car its own Valentine’s Day gift—the gift of maintenance. We’ve […]

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Winter Wiper Do’s and Don’ts…

Winter Wiper Do’s and Don’ts…

January 28, 2021

The true test of wiper durability is during the winter… snow and ice covering the windshield and the wiper blade. Proper wiper care in the winter is helpful but some perceived remedies could actually damage your wiping system, windshield, or the finish of your vehicle. If the car has been left out and the windshield […]

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Low Speed Pre-Ignition: It Can Produce a Catastrophic Engine Failure

Low Speed Pre-Ignition: It Can Produce a Catastrophic Engine Failure

January 21, 2021

New technology poses new challenges as smaller displacement turbocharged engines create some major challenges for the vehicle manufacturers and the technicians servicing the vehicles.

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Turbocharged Engines And the Importance of Timely Service Interval

Turbocharged Engines And the Importance of Timely Service Interval

January 14, 2021

Turbocharged engines are becoming common, as the vehicle manufacturers utilize smaller displacement engines. Turbochargers and direct injection can make a small displacement engine behave like a larger displacement engine, plus achieve better fuel economy, and that is the reason for their popularity. Engines that operate at higher altitudes benefit greatly from the turbocharged arrangement.

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Maintenance and Service Intervals: The Key to Extending Engine Life

Maintenance and Service Intervals: The Key to Extending Engine Life

December 14, 2020

With proper maintenance and timely service intervals, the life of the engine and related components can be extended. Neglecting these service intervals can result in poor engine performance and internal engine damage due to the formation of sludge deposits. These deposits can restrict the flow of lubricant, promoting accelerated wear.

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Don’t Slip Up: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Don’t Slip Up: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

November 27, 2020

Before you know it, your car’s going to be at risk of slipping, sliding, and other common wintery issues. Is your car ready for the challenges of the winter season? Being proactive about winter car preparation can help keep you and your loved ones safer on the road. Take these 5 steps to prepare your […]

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Practicing Shop Safety: A Technician’s Life May Depend on It

Practicing Shop Safety: A Technician’s Life May Depend on It

November 24, 2020

Having been involved in the automotive field for the past 54 years, I have experienced firsthand how minor negligence can lead to a catastrophic event. Many technicians fall into a pattern that results in the technician taking some steps that could result in personal injury or damage to the customer’s vehicle. It is human nature […]

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