The design of the accessory belt drive is a balancing act of efficiency, force and vibration.
Hoses typically leak around the crimped connections between hard and soft lines.
Just 10% belt slippage can affect the overall driveability of a vehicle. Check out these inspection tips.
The bottom line is that for the brakes to function, the rotors and pads have to wear. Even a brake rotor’s metallurgy can determine how a pad wears.
Learn why the position of the crankshaft is important for the detecting of misfires.
How oil volatility and additives impact carbon deposits and pre-ignition.
This primer will help techs understand the variety of sensors that help control a vehicle’s interior temperature.
A strut might look great on the outside, but if the internal seals and fluids are degraded it can result in a loss of vehicle stability and in some cases fade.
Consumers’ passion for an upgraded appearance of the brake system can be a way to actually elevate the importance of brake system performance, while giving you a new sales opportunity and a way to differentiate your brake service offerings from other shops.
To the untrained technician, a winter air ride problem might lead you down the path that there is a leak in the system. However, chances are there are no detectable leaks. So, what do you do next?
Both four-corner and two-corner air ride systems have sensors that measure ride height, pressure and other information to control the suspension. Why is this important? Knowing the basic architecture will help you find components quicker and carry out leak checks faster.
From the heat-treated wheel bearing races to the microcircuit inside the ABS module that processes the signal, it’s imperative to understand the mechanical and electrical operation of this foundation technology that is critical to ABS, stability control and ADAS.