Erica Schulz

Industry Experts share what's on their mind regarding the industry.

  • What's the next generation of the heavy duty aftermarket industry saying?

    By Erica Schulz - Friday February 7, 2014
    When I was a sophomore in high school, some 15 years ago, I had met with a guidance counselor to discuss my career options after graduating. I wasn't asked what I wanted to be when I "grew up." I was asked: "Do you want to attend a college?"  I was...
  • U.S. will follow Europe in banning R-134a refrigerant

    By Peter Coll - Friday January 31, 2014
    Last week, Europe took yet another step toward the elimination of the R-134a refrigerant from the A/C systems of future vehicles by formally accusing Germany of skirting the European Union (EU) environmental laws. The EU claims that Germany set aside...
  • An aftermarket haunting

    By Wayne Charbonneau - Tuesday October 29, 2013
    Halloween has always revolved around ghost stories and urban legends. After working as automotive technicians ourselves and working around technicians every day, at Mitchell 1 we’ve heard many shop-centered urban legends and “ghost” stories. Most...
  • Thousands of heads are better than one

    By Wayne Charbonneau - Monday October 7, 2013
    The clock is ticking and your customer is coming to pick up the car soon. You've spent way too much time troubleshooting the vehicle and nothing is working. You're stumped. Before you get to this point, wouldn't it be nice to have a community of...
  • It's not a misfire, not the transmission -- what else could it be?

    By Wayne Charbonneau - Tuesday August 27, 2013
    Here's a nice curveball that was thrown at a tech recently:  What could cause a vibration on acceleration if not a misfire or an issue with the transmission? Would you suspect the throttle position signal? The "Real Fix" below from Mitchell 1's...
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