2023 Editions Archives - Page 2 of 4 - TechShop Magazine
That ‘Old Car’ Smell

No matter how old it was, or who it belonged to, every time you got inside an old VW Beetle, it had a unique smell.

Car air freshener tree
Making a Living with a Scope

Getting past “scope phobia” can help you make a better living and unlock your potential.

oscilloscope
Utilizing Fully Automatic A/C Equipment on Today’s Cars

As technology evolves, fully automatic A/C equipment becomes a greater necessity.

A/C knob
Brake Lathe Basics

Resurfacing drums and rotors is a machining process with its own specific guidelines.

Battery Chargers: Which one do you need?

Modern battery chargers adapt to diverse battery types and needs.

charging a car battery
The Human Connection

The human connection beats self-checkout when it comes to understanding.

Sales associate at auto parts store helping customer
When Your Digital is Dead: Reading Calipers and Micrometers

Need a refresher? Here’s a crash course.

Caliper
Don’t Forget the Basics

Every now and then, I get tunnel vision during diagnostics, and forget to think about the big picture.

2000 Jeep Cherokee
Finding A/C Leaks: Is Dye the Answer?

Electronic leak detectors are much more sensitive and accurate than they were years ago.

UV Dye
The Next Gen of Tools and Equipment: We’re in for a Ride

The TechShop team visited Orlando, Florida last month to attend ISN’s Tool Dealer Expo.

What to do When Your Scan Tool Doesn’t Work

Getting an error message on your scan tool? Here are some tips to help you out.

tablet with error message
The Hand Cleaner Blues

Technicians want a cleaner that gets the job done.

dirty hands