Jay Sicht
Jeep 'CJ Surge' concept vehicle
Service Repair

Paving the road for EV maintenance and general service

Oct. 4, 2023
Safety, training, certification, and tooling will be required to prepare technicians and shops for the transition to electric vehicles and other advanced technologies.
Drum brake

The return of drum brakes: Could the auto industry see the resurgence of the historic braking system?

Sept. 28, 2023
Yesterday's technology could play a role in the fight to reduce emissions.
2023 Product Showcase Professional Distributor: Under Vehicle, Suspension, and Brakes

2023 Professional Distributor Product Showcase: Under Vehicle, Suspension, and Brakes

Aug. 23, 2023
Check out some of the under vehicle, suspension, and brakes featured in Professional Distributor's 2023 Product Showcase.
From Mevotech
Mevotech control arm
Industry News

Mevotech adds 116 new chassis part numbers

Aug. 8, 2023
The latest release includes a host of first-to-market components from Mevotech Supreme.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Out-of-control fuel delivery

July 7, 2023
Analyzing scan data makes driveability less challenging.
Photo courtesy First Brands Group
Figure 1- ADAS systems feature automatic braking that rely on brake pads with a specific coefficient of friction represented by the letters “Mu” or “μ.” If aftermarket pads are installed with less or more Mu than that of OE, the ADAS system may not function as designed.

How brake pad friction affects ADAS

July 3, 2023
Using the wrong type of replacement pads on an ADAS-equipped vehicle could have far-reaching consequences.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Under-pressure diagnostics with a mobile tech

June 14, 2023
The job of a mobile diagnostic and programming technician requires making quick but accurate diagnostic decisions to be successful. Here are a few tips from within the trenches...
Customer and technician under car
Industry News

Catalytic converter theft bill signed by Minnesota governor

March 23, 2023
Governor Tim Walz signed a bill last week that will label catalytic converters to help reduce theft.
Technician using tablet computer to inspect car
The Garage

Predictive maintenance brings revenue opportunities

March 13, 2023
Build a comprehensive ‘wear history’ to help customers understand what service they may require.
Male technician showing tablet to female customer

Do you 'speak automobile?’

March 6, 2023
Helping your customer maintain his or her vehicle is a responsibility that goes beyond potential profit.
Motor Age Training/TST suspension webinar

Improve your suspension sales while improving your customer’s ride (A Motor Age Training/TST Seminars Training event)

Aug. 12, 2023
Join us for this FREE training event, thanks to the support of and partnership with Duralast.
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Tool Distributor

Alignment tool spotlight

Feb. 14, 2023
When it comes to alignments, technicians need every tool at their disposal. Here's some that shops particularly recommended for efficiency and productivity.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc
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Diagnostics and Drivability

The rebirth of the parallel hybrid powertrain

Feb. 13, 2023
The Toyota Hybrid powertrain has gone 'retro' with its departure from the series-parallel hybrid system
Apec Automotive
ABS sensor
Diagnostics and Drivability

A comprehensive approach to speed sensors and diagnostics

Feb. 10, 2023
Service information and appropriate tooling create the necessary resources for noninvasive speed/position sensor testing.