Make Aluminum Welding Easier with Cebotech’s MIG Welders
All three of Cebotech’s MIG welders (models 301, 302 and 322) were designed to make aluminum welding easier. They’re supplied with built-in welding programs for easy setup, and are ready for a Push-Pull gun. The programs are for aluminum wire alloys 4043, 4047, 5356 and 5554 1.2mm wire. The technician can also choose between single pulse and
The Best of The Best: Tales From the 2014 Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo
I try to attend the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo every year, take some classes, browse the Expo, and meet up with some old friends. Classes range from hybrid service, scope and scanner reading, diesel and gas engine driveability, to shop management. Some of the top instructors gather at this convention and put together some of the best classes I’ve ever attended.
Winter, oil prices,
According to a recent Federal Reserve survey of conditions across the U.S., automotive repair shops were among the few businesses benefiting from the winter weather in the first quarter of 2014. Take advantage of this time by investing in your shop and your technicians.
Are You Ready For The Surge In Business?
This past winter will no doubt go in the history books as one of the toughest on record. Many shops, mine included, lost six or more days of work in February alone. I don’t want to think about the loss of revenue; I’d rather put it behind me and move on. There are some things that we cannot control, Mother Nature being one of them.
Several States Declare April As ‘Car Care Month’
Several governors across the country have declared April as Car Care Month in their respective states, urging their residents to be car care aware and perform the service necessary to ensure their vehicles are operating in a safe, efficient and clean manner.
Monroe “Quick Rewards” Program Offers Incentives For Sales Of Monroe Quick-Strut Assemblies
Tenneco’s Monroe brand will offer an incentive to counterpeople for the sale of popular, ready-to-install Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement assemblies. The Monroe “Quick Rewards” scorecard promotion – available for sales between April 1 and May 31, 2014 – will reward participants with a $10 prepaid card for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut units sold.
Three AGM, Gel Cell Battery Myths
Chances are if the battery is not under the hood, it is an absorbent glass mat (AGM) or gel cell battery. These batteries pack a lot of power for their size and weight, which allows manufacturers to shave off a few pounds from the vehicle. That’s a big reason why they are being found more and more on late-model vehicles. Here are three AGM/gel cell myths.
10 Toughest Cabin Air Filter Jobs
There are still many late model vehicles that are not easy to service, and they require a significant amount of disassembly to gain access to the filter. For your shop, this is billable labor. Here are the 10 toughest jobs according to the editors of Underhood Service.
Timing Belt Replacement On 2.2- And 2.3-Liter Honda Accord Engines
These tips outline the belt replacement for the popular 2.2- and 2.3-liter Accord engines. The other Honda engines are similar, but don’t require the balance belt. They shouldn’t present any challenge to the experienced tech, but there are some things to keep in mind as you tackle these jobs.
MOOG Coverage Expanded With Dozens Of New Parts For Foreign Nameplate And Domestic Models
Federal-Mogul has expanded coverage provided by its MOOG Steering and Suspension brand with dozens of new parts now available for popular late-model foreign nameplate and domestic applications. As the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver,” MOOG offers innovative technologies that improve on original designs for longer life, superior performance and easier installation, according to Federal-Mogul.
Hybrid Fluid Service 101
Does the phrase ”hybrid fluid maintenance” scare you? It shouldn’t. With more than 3 million hybrids on the road, and many of your customers considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid vehicles is in your future. Some special procedures must be followed when working on a hybrid.