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Do Cabin Air Filters Help Winter Breathing Problems?

When some people think about cabin air filters, they conjure up images of summertime, air conditioning and musty smells. The reality is that cabin air filters work the majority of their magic when temperatures drop and cause winter breathing problems. Every...

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Mazda Timing Belt And Chain Replacement

In this article, we’re going to be looking at the ­timing components on the Mazda line of vehicles. We’ll be focusing on timing belts since they are considered a service item and will present the greater amount of opportunity for replacement. Then,...

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Honda Element Brake Job

It may look like a car that was never removed from the box it came in, but the Honda Element isn’t boxy when it comes to the brakes. Based on the CR-V platform, there is also nothing tricky when it comes to service. But, its brake system is hardware...

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How To Test Drive A Car To Check For Problems

Test Drive Diagnostics Test drives on the surface can seem like one of the most unprofitable tasks a technician can perform. But, test drives can be one of the most profitable processes a shop can do to help sell more service. You just have to have procedures...

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Electronic Proportioning Valve: Doing More With Less Hardware

Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and the HCU are replacing proportioning, combination and other valves to change the braking forces in the front and rear. This is called Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and it can dynamically change the proportioning...

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GM Power Steering Noise/Leaks

GM: Power Steering Noise/Leaks from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Conditions MODELS: -2009-2015 Buick LaCrosse (Equipped with Hydraulic Power Steering) -2010-2013 Buick Regal -2012-2015 Buick...

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Coolant Transfusion: Proper Selection Prevents System Degradation

Coolant is easily analogized to blood, both being liquids that are essential to the functioning of an entire complex system. The analogy extends even ­further though because, like blood, coolant has different types, and it’s not a stretch these...

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Water Pump Cavitation: What Cavitation In Pumps Means

Why Cavitation in Pumps Occurs The tiny “bubbles” of water pump cavitation can kill the pump. While you will never actually see the tiny bubbles of cavitation in pumps, you can see the damage of cavitation that looks like metal eaten by termites. That...

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Think Before You Grab The Scanner

An older gentleman came to the shop with wipers that would not turn off. This customer was insistent that it had to be a serious malfunction. He was so sure of himself that it made me think there was something seriously wrong with the car. If it was going...

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The E-Coat on the mating surfaces can be saved when using STRSW with the use of the Dent Fix Shunting Pliers. Simply remove the coating from only the outside surfaces, position the shunting clamp at the spot weld site, and the spot weld is made at the adjacent site. Read More

TOOLS

Beta Tools of Italy offers its #96BPA Offset Hex Key Wrench, which has an extra-short end that is angled at 110° to provide access where traditional 90° angled wrenches cannot reach. Read More

EQUIPMENT

The W5B-30P includes a 30-gallon air tank and features Jenny’s “W” pump, a four-cylinder, two-stage pump with long piston strokes for producing large volumes of air at high pressure ratings.Read More

SUPPLIES

This tray is excellent for all underhood service or diagnostic service. It is constructed with heavy-duty gauge square steel tubing, is easy to assemble and supports up to 100 lbs.Read More

Beta Tools of Italy offers its #96BPA Offset Hex Key Wrench, which has an extra-short end that is angled at 110° to provide access where traditional 90° angled wrenches cannot reach. Read More

The KS400 also features digital LED display with state-of-charge readings and also includes a built-in digital voltmeter, 12V power port and USB power port for charging electronic devices.Read More

The versatile CP7829 and CP7829H ratchets come with two socket size options – 3/8” and 1/2” – and are designed for a range of applications including heavy-duty transmission and suspension jobs, lighter engine repair, dashboard work and general maintenance. Read More

With the TTD accessory connected to the VT56 TPMS Tool, technicians can now provide a complete tire and TPMS sensor check during routine maintenance.Read More

The latest diagnostics update, version 2.5.0.8, focuses on user experience, making the tool more intuitive while strengthening speed and functionality.Read More

Hunter’s battery health test uses conductance testing to measure a battery’s ability to carry electric current. The battery test uses Midtronics' patented technology to test batteries to OEM specifications.Read More
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