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Must-Read TPMS Technical Service Bulletins

Here’s a rundown of the top technical service bulletins related to TPMS. These TSBs should be analyzed by every technician that services TPMS. Audi TSB Number: 4413382034445/1 Models: 2010-’14 A4/S4, A5/S5 and Q5 Summary: This TSB addresses TPMS...

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Ford Reflash: Setting Up Your PC

You’ve just finished up a job on a Ford vehicle, and you’re about to try and start it up. However, it needs programmed first. You’ve decided to use a J2534 tool, but there are certain things you’ll need to consider ­before purchasing that subscription...

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Fuel Line Replacement: The Why and How

If you live in a state that doesn’t get snow, you can stop reading right now. If you live in the Snow Belt, you are about a month away from snow and ice. It’s not the adverse driving conditions that should scare you or your customers, it’s...

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Toyota Avalon Alignment Spec: 2005-‘11

The Toyota Avalon is sometimes called the “Japanese Buick” due to its size and plush ride. However, the Avalon’s overall suspension design does not vary that much from Toyota’s smaller vehicle platforms. The Avalon comes in four trims:...

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BYOBP Brake Jobs: This Has To Stop

Recently, I was sent a link to a TV commercial on YouTube for a mobile brake business. I will post the link on BrakeandFrontEnd.com. The commercial featured a puppet claiming that the business could save a driver $500 on brakes because shops mark up brake...

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Brake NVH: Real World Applications

First know that all brakes make noise. When the friction material makes contact with the rotor, the coupling causes the brake pad and rotor to oscillate and vibrate. The components are locked as a combined system that will ­vibrate at the combined...

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Modern Charging Systems: Cover All The Bases During the Diagnostic Process

To quote a familiar situation: “My customer’s car is now on its third alternator in six months and my jobber store refuses to ­warranty a fourth.” In other words, the parts supplier believes that an underlying problem is causing these alternators...

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Audi Fuel System: MIL On/Multiple Low Fuel Pressure DTCs

Due to fuel intrusion into the low-pressure ­system fuel pressure sensor (G410), a false signal may be sent to the controller, resulting in a reading that is out of tolerance. Model: 2007 Audi A4 Sedan V6-3.2L Scenario: The MIL is on and one or...

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Toyota: Check Engine Light Leads To New Battery Temperature Sensor

Complaint: The customer states the check engine light is on. Cause: A scan tool finds code P0517 – Battery Temperature Sensor Circuit High. A road test, while using the scan tool to ­monitor live data, finds the battery temperature sensor signal...

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Top 5 Tools: John Forro, AST, Automotive Service Technology in Hinckley, OH

John Forro AST, Automotive Service Technology Hinckley, OH ALLDATA Information System: I use this system daily for researching labor pricing, wiring schematics, circuit descriptions, torque specs, etc. One doesn’t need to memorize all the information...

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Phoenix Systems And NAPA Announce New Retail Agreement

Phoenix Systems has announced an agreement with NAPA/Balkamp to put Phoenix Systems products in their stores. As part of this agreement, NAPA locations will now have access to BrakeStrip Brake Fluid Test Strips and the New NAPA Service Tool 2104-B Reverse...

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MAHLE Service Solutions Unveils New Website

MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, formerly MAHLE RTI, has introduced its new website at www.servicesolutions.mahle.com. The site contains updated information on MAHLE Aftermarket’s newest division, providing visitors with a clean, user-friendly...

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CARDONE says that the company's new fall parts guide highlights new products like the new CARDONE Ultra premium line of calipers and other hard-to-find...Read More

The Toyota Avalon is sometimes called the “Japanese Buick” due to its size and plush ride. The Toyota Avalon is sometimes...Read More

Here’s a rundown of the top technical service bulletins related to TPMS. These TSBs should be analyzed by every technician that services TPMS. Audi TSB Number:...Read More

How do lubrication engineers change the properties of engine oil? According to one leading ­lubrication journal, there are four major...Read More

Recently, I was sent a link to a TV commercial on YouTube for a mobile brake business. I will post the link on BrakeandFrontEnd.com....Read More

ASE TEST PREP

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The ASE G1 test contains 55 scored, job-related questions, 15% of which will concern electrical maintenance and repairs. From the ASE G1 study guide,...Read More

VIDEO TRAINING

This Tech Tip is taken directly from an AVI Live Stream presented on August 6, 2014 with Master Technician and shop owner Bill Fulton....Read More

Product Showcase

Red Kap offers the Cell Phone Pants and Shorts as an option in its automotive workwear line. The Red Kap Cell Phone Pants and...Read More

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On Friday, Nov. 14, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) hosted a Vehicle Safety Inspection and Maintenance Forum...Read More

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) recently announced the winners of its 2014 New Packaging Showcase that featured the latest, eco-friendly, innovative and easy-to-merchandise...Read More

A digital version of the November issue of ImportCar is available on-line. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles on: Toyota...Read More
TIA Tech

Tire rotation is a cornerstone of vehicle preventive maintenance and tire longevity. It is a well-proven fact that tire tread life can be greatly...Read More

ANCO Wipers, the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League, has published a comprehensive new master catalog that helps speed the selection of...Read More

The Toyota Avalon is sometimes called the “Japanese Buick” due to its size and plush ride. The Toyota Avalon is sometimes...Read More

MOTOSHOP Technology Tools announced the addition of Subaru info to MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for automotive technicians. The addition of OE...Read More

KYB Americas Corp. was recently presented with the National Pronto Association’s Partnership Award. The announcement was made at the Pronto Fall Shareholder’s Conference and...Read More

OptiCat has announced the launch of its new OptiCat OnLine parts research catalog, located at www.opticatonline.com. OptiCat OnLine allows suppliers, WDs, professional repair shops and...Read More

Luke Lambert Sprint Cup racing’s youngest crew chief is now also one if its most celebrated, as Luke Lambert of the...Read More
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Must-Read TPMS Technical Service Bulletins

Here’s a rundown of the top technical service bulletins related to TPMS. These TSBs should be analyzed by every technician that services TPMS. Audi TSB Number: 4413382034445/1 Models: 2010-’14 A4/S4,...More

ASE G1: How To Measure Cold Cranking Amps, Reserve Capacity

The ASE G1 test contains 55 scored, job-related questions, 15% of which will concern electrical maintenance and repairs. From the ASE G1 study guide, you will need to know how to: • Perform battery...More

Toyota Avalon Alignment Spec: 2005-‘11

The Toyota Avalon is sometimes called the “Japanese Buick” due to its size and plush ride. However, the Avalon’s overall suspension design does not vary that much from Toyota’s smaller vehicle...More

BYOBP Brake Jobs: This Has To Stop

Recently, I was sent a link to a TV commercial on YouTube for a mobile brake business. I will post the link on BrakeandFrontEnd.com. The commercial featured a puppet claiming that the business could save...More

Modern Charging Systems: Cover All The Bases During the Diagnostic Process

To quote a familiar situation: “My customer’s car is now on its third alternator in six months and my jobber store refuses to ­warranty a fourth.” In other words, the parts supplier believes...More

Audi Fuel System: MIL On/Multiple Low Fuel Pressure DTCs

Due to fuel intrusion into the low-pressure ­system fuel pressure sensor (G410), a false signal may be sent to the controller, resulting in a reading that is out of tolerance. Model: 2007 Audi A4 Sedan...More

MOTOSHOP Technology Tools Adds Subaru To MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics

MOTOSHOP Technology Tools announced the addition of Subaru info to MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for automotive technicians. The addition of OE repair and diagnostics information...More

OptiCat LLC Announces 'OnLine Parts Research Catalog'

OptiCat has announced the launch of its new OptiCat OnLine parts research catalog, located at www.opticatonline.com. OptiCat OnLine allows suppliers, WDs, professional repair shops and consumers a high-quality...More