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If You're Sitting, Try Standing. If Standing, Do The Reverse.
I recently got a standing desk at work to alleviate almost-constant sitting at my desk. ("Standing desk" is almost a misnomer; it's more like a sitting/standing desk. I'll tell you why shortly.)
The State Of The Super Stores 2014
The State Of The Super Stores 2014
We speak to the leaders of Arnold Motor Supply, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply and Uni-Select to gauge their impressions of 2014.
The Philosophy Of Problem-Solving
The Philosophy Of Problem-Solving
In developing the problem statement, we provide a precise and, most importantly, measurable description of the current state based on factual evidence that is free of opinion.
Maintenance Aerosols Perform A Range Of Tasks
Maintenance Aerosols Perform A Range Of Tasks
For more specialized applications, there are aerosol products such as rust release penetrating sprays that are faster-acting and are more aggressive than a typical multi-use product.
Manual Clutch Kits Will Be Here For Years To Come
There are still more than 15 million manual-equipped vehicles on the road that will eventually need a replacement clutch (some more than once). So manual clutch kits will be with us for many years to come.
Oxygen, Air/Fuel Sensors Are Integral Part Of Engine Management
Oxygen, Air/Fuel Sensors Are Integral Part Of Engine Management
Oxygen sensor problems are a common cause of poor fuel economy as well as emission test failures.
Heat, Ozone Take A Toll On Engine Mounts
Heat, Ozone Take A Toll On Engine Mounts
Despite appearance, any rubber engine mount is a wearing or expendable part.
Wiper Blades Clear The Way
Wiper Blades Clear The Way
Thanks to the ultraviolet radiation present in sunlight, the rubber in a wiper blade deteriorates and eventually tears when pulled loose from a frozen windshield.
Electric Power-Assisted Steering Is Replacing Hydraulics
Electric steering uses no fluids so there are no hoses, no pump, no leaks and no maintenance.
Don't Wish For Fewer Problems; Wish For More Skills
The customer knows that we veterans know the answers or more importantly, where to find the answers. So much of what we do simply cannot be formally taught in a classroom.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Is Becoming The Auto Care Association
The term aftermarket has been around this business for a long time. The trouble is, for those outside our industry, it is very confusing.














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