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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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Toyota Charging System Diagnostics

According to my experience, I estimate that replacing the alternator solves 95% of all charging system failures. If that’s true, what happens in the remaining 5% of charging system failures that results in customer comebacks? To explore charging system...

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The Engine Thermostat: Understanding Electronically Assisted Thermostats

The Engine Thermostat: What to Know About Electronically Assisted Thermostats The engine thermostat has been an important component in automotive internal combustion engines for almost a century. The engine thermostat helps to speed warmup and reduce...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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Rotor Failure: Why Rotors Crack And Make Noise

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference...

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Tire Tread Wear: Causes And Symptoms

Understanding Tire Tread Wear Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them. Over-inflated...

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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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GM HVAC Door Actuator Motors: Operation And Calibration

GM Electrically Driven Actuator Motors Long gone are the cables and rods jutting out of the firewall to operate the heater control valve or a vacuum unit pulling a blend door open. These days, it’s electrically driven actuator motors (modules) accomplishing...

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Solving Carbon Deposits In Direct Fuel Injection Engines

Symptom: Misfire codes, stumbling and suspicious fuel trim numbers. On a scan tool, the engine may show a loss in volumetric efficiency. The driver may complain about a loss of power, poor fuel economy and hard starts. Cause: Carbon deposits on...

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The THX832 works with large and small “W” springs commonly found on 2009 and older trucks, SUVs and cars. Read More

TOOLS

The new device bolts directly to the rear of the main turbocharger on the Ford 6.4L/International MaxForce7 diesel engine where the “Y” pipe from the exhaust system mounts. Read More

EQUIPMENT

The new Brawny feature is an added option that adds strength to the drum, minimizing potential damage under increased or pulsing pressure usage. Read More

SUPPLIES

Adenna offers a wide variety of synthetic and rubber latex disposable gloves manufactured to ensure exceptional performance, protection and comfort for automotive professionals.Read More

The new device bolts directly to the rear of the main turbocharger on the Ford 6.4L/International MaxForce7 diesel engine where the “Y” pipe from the exhaust system mounts. Read More

The adapter can easily be attached to existing mobile columns, so shops can increase the range of vehicles they are able to service without having to buy new lifts. Read More

The new BG GDI Fuel/Air Induction Service will remove carbon from the entire GDI fuel system in under an hour. Read More

Adenna offers a wide variety of synthetic and rubber latex disposable gloves manufactured to ensure exceptional performance, protection and comfort for automotive professionals.Read More

The new Brawny feature is an added option that adds strength to the drum, minimizing potential damage under increased or pulsing pressure usage. Read More

Fast Orange Grease X is designed to effectively clean clothing that has been soiled by automotive grease, oil, tar, greasy dirt and automotive fluids. It features a pre-treater that can remove up to 99% of automotive stains and odors. Read More
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