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What Metal Music Can Teach Us About Business
How you think is everything.
Spark Plugs: Replace With Same Or Better
Always follow the spark plug supplier's application listings because their engineers know which plugs will work best in which engines. If you don't see a listing for a particular engine application, there is probably a reason why.
Starters And Alternators: Misdiagnosis Can Lead To Unnecessary Replacement
Normal driving and charging loads won't burn out the diodes, but prolonged higher-than-normal charging loads can significantly shorten their life.
Rotating Electric Has Evolved
Rotating Electric Has Evolved
When dealing with rotating electrical warranty issues, remember that the reliability of any wet-cell automotive battery rapidly declines after about four or five years of service.
Water Pumps Keep It Cool
Water Pumps Keep It Cool
The water pump circulates coolant between the engine and radiator to manage the engine's waste heat and prevent the engine from overheating.
A Chemical For Every Job
There are general purpose cleaners that can be used for a variety of cleaning applications, but there are also specialty cleaners available for more specific purposes.
The Nuts And Bolts Of Clutches
The Nuts And Bolts Of Clutches
In most cases, the clutch parts are new and are matched to the very close tolerances demanded by compact engine compartments and transmission and trans-axle configurations.
When A Car Is More Than Just A Car
When A Car Is More Than Just A Car
Transportation has consistently been cited as the most significant barrier to employment for low-income residents in suburban areas due to limited public transportation options.
How Can You Hate Cars?
The University of Michigan reports that the number of 16-year-olds with a driver's license has dropped from 46 percent in 1983 to 31 percent in 2008. That is a trend that has been continuing, and for several different reasons.
Happy Birthday Gmail
Just nine years ago there was no Gmail? It's hard to believe, as they are so present in our daily tech routines today.
W-H-Y: Three Letters That Explain How We Think
As counter professionals, we are asked numerous questions daily.
The Parts House Opens Three New Locations
The Parts House Opens Three New Locations
TPH is now present in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dothan, Ala. and at a new address in St. Augustine, Fla.












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