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6 Things to Have Your Technician Check to Keep Your Vehicle’s AC In Tip Top Shape

June 4, 2020

Despite these complicated times, Summer is still on its way in. Schools have let out, and travelers are hitting America’s highways and byways in their cars and RV’s in order to obtain some sense of normalcy for their families. Depending on your geographic location, treks through and to many U.S. destinations can involve some extreme […]

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Making An Accurate Diagnosis: Always Start with the Basic Checks First

April 30, 2020

New technology poses new challenges. Many of these challenges require more than the information provided in repair manuals or diagnostic code charts. Much is learned once the vehicle is put into service and into real world vehicle operating conditions. Following are some conditions that can promote difficult to diagnose symptoms.

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Fuel Facts: Troubleshooting Rough Idle, Surging, Stalling, Hard Starts and Noises

April 30, 2020

Determining if the performance symptom is due to the vapor pressure of the fuel, carbon buildup, or sticking valves due to gum and varnish can be a challenge.

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Throttle Related Symptoms When the Engine Lacks Throttle Response

March 30, 2020

Throttle Related Symptoms When the Engine Lacks Throttle Response When the customer complaint is poor or no acceleration, or the engine has lost power, where would you start with the diagnosis? Most would assume something major and expensive to repair. Following are some basic checks to consider before getting too deep into the diagnostics.

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From Key to Keyless Ignition

December 17, 2019

The transition from a key to an electronic code (Keyless Push Button Start) comes with a new set of challenges and safety measures that must be considered to prevent injury to the vehicle operator or the technician. Most view the fob as a key and that is not the case. It allows keyless entry to […]

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Extended Oil Change Intervals: What You Could Be Missing

October 8, 2019

Does your manufacturer recommend that your vehicle goes 5- 7,000 miles or more between oil changes? In our last post, we discussed the importance of using the correct oil and filter. In this post we address this reality: Longer oil change mileage intervals mean fewer visits to the shop and fewer opportunities to have your […]

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Gasoline Direct Injection – New Service Opportunities

October 7, 2019

And New Service Opportunities Gasoline Direct Injection comes with a new set of challenges and service opportunities that the technician must be familiar with. Many of today’s vehicles are fited with a relatively new fuel system technology for the automobile, referred to as Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). While this technology has been around for 100 […]

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Electronic Parking Brakes

September 5, 2019

Practicing Safety When Servicing the System When servicing the rear brakes on a vehicle equipped with an electronic parking brake, are you taking the required safety steps to prevent personal injury? Failure to take the precautionary safety measures may result in severe damage to the hands and fingers.

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Transmission Service: What You Need to Know

August 19, 2019

Life gets hectic, and it’s hard to slow down to perform mundane tasks that take them away from other obligations. However, postponing certain tasks comes with a heavy price tag. A perfect example is servicing and maintaining a car. Owning a vehicle has responsibilities and neglecting them means more hassles, and lost time and money […]

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Brake Solutions: Service Tips for the Brake Technician

August 15, 2019

The owner of the 2013 Ford F150 encountered a brake performance issue, which involved a pulling condition during brake application. The vehicle was a recent purchase with little maintenance history from the previous owner, other than an invoice in the glove compartment that reflected a recent disc pad replacement…

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