Brendan Baker, Author at Counterman Magazine - Page 3 of 8
Listen To Your Brakes

Brake systems give warning signs when something is wrong – are your customers paying attention to the signals?

Water Pumps: Vital To Optimal Engine Performance

When they fail, the results can be catastrophic for the engine.

Replacing CV Joints

In many situations, a new or reman halfshaft assembly might be the best option for your customers.

Ford EcoBoost And The Downsizing Era

The introduction of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost in 2009 was a pivotal moment for the auto industry.

Perspectives From The ASE P2 Test-Writing Workshop

I wouldn’t call it jury duty, but when I received the invite to participate, it was a call to duty.

Thermal Management: Beating The Heat

Maintaining the optimum engine temperature is a carefully orchestrated process.

Automotive Belts 101

The belt-drive system is one of the hardest-working parts of the engine – especially when it’s at idle.

Confessions Of A Muffler Man

My first day on the job, I found out very fast that I didn’t know anything about the muffler business.

Brake Calipers: Rebuild Or Replace?

In some cases, it is possible to rebuild the caliper instead of buying a more expensive new or rebuilt one.

TPMS: It’s The Law

Maintaining proper tire pressure is essential for safety and fuel economy.

The Big Shift In Spark Plugs

Spark plug manufacturers are using iridium and other precious metals to make plugs perform better and last longer.

Brake Maintenance In The Ride-Sharing Age

Ride-share experts recommend getting the highest-rated brake pads you can afford.