Brendan Baker, Author at Counterman Magazine
Rise And Fall Of A Jobber Store

Years after the store closed, my dad was still dreaming about part numbers.

Jobber Store
Taking A Shine to Appearance Products

A clean car is worth more to the owner but also will preserve and maintain the vehicle longer.

Automotive Appearance Products
Disc Brakes vs. Drum Brakes

Both systems generate friction to slow the wheels, but they use different designs to do it.

Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes
Gasoline Direct Injection Is Better, Not Perfect

Your customers could face problems if they don’t keep up with maintenance.

GDI Honda Civic
Replacing The Water Pump On A 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Replacing the water pump on this vehicle is moderately difficult because of all the components that need to be removed.

Toyota FJ Cruiser Water Pump
Rev Up Your Sales With Performance And Racing Parts

The fun thing about performance parts is there’s something for everyone.

Performance and Racing Parts
Battery And Starter Diagnostics

What seems like a problem with one could be an issue with the other.

Battery and starter diagnostics
What Is Regenerative Braking?

Someday, it will be as normal as standard friction braking.

Toyota Prius Regenerative Braking
DIY Automotive Diagnostics

Working on cars isn’t like it used to be.

DIY Automotive Diagnostics
Replacing A Trailing-Arm Assembly

A DIYer shares the ups and downs of the process.

Replacing a Trailing Arm
Selling Safety Products

The pandemic has heightened interest in safety and health products, but parts stores always have played in this space.

Variable Valve Timing

The relationship between the camshaft and crankshaft is critical.