Andrew Markel, Author at Counterman Magazine
ADAS, Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of the Aftermarket

Looking forward to the next 22 years, it’s clear that the pace of change is only going to accelerate.

Ford EV Opportunities

Like Ford’s ICE vehicles, the maintenance schedule is built around six- and 12-month inspections of components and fluids.

VW Automatic Temperature Control

ATC systems require a complex array of sensors that look at the temperature, humidity and air quality inside the vehicle.

The Changing Vehicle-Ownership Cycle

Repairs that once would send people running to the dealership are now acceptable investments for vehicle owners.

Don’t Back Down When Recommending Ride Control

A former ­service advisor shares his experience with a customer who wanted to cut corners on replacement struts.

Ride Control
Brake Pads: FAQ

When it comes to brake pads,
what’s on consumers’ minds?

brake pads
Welcome To 2035 – What Things Might Look Like

The future is what we make it. We need to start addressing technology now so 2035 becomes a bright future.

Future of Transportation
What’s The Deal With R1234yf?

It’s not a question of if, but when, a shop or parts store will have to deal with this refrigerant.

R1234yf refrigerant
The Quest For The Best Brake Pad

What makes one friction material quieter or better than another?

Racing Wheel Bearings

They are the speed secret for many teams.

How Modern Engines Manage Air

Moving flaps and valves add a new wrinkle for diagnostic dilemmas.

Brake-Fluid Service ‘Cheap Insurance’ For Hydraulic Parts

Brake-fluid replacement is more critical than ever before.