S. Scott Shriber, Author at Counterman Magazine - Page 2 of 6
An Introduction to OBD II

Learn how it monitors engine performance, detects issues, and helps with vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Ignition System Components: Coils, Modules and Spark Plug Wires

Learn how spark plugs, ignition coils, and ECM controls work together to ignite the air-fuel mixture and keep your engine running smoothly.

Getting Started with Starting Systems

Learn how 12-volt batteries, solenoids, and starter motors work together to get vehicles running.

Choosing the Right Motor Oil

Learn why choosing the right motor oil is crucial for modern vehicles with turbocharging and direct injection technology.

It’s Been a Great Ride

Based on the title of this column, you probably can tell what comes next.

Recognizing Automotive Aftermarket Professionals Is a Good Thing

Go on, spread some positive recognition around.

We Still Need Counter Professionals

Service includes people. Robots and/or computers can’t duplicate what you do on a daily basis.

Internal Combustion Engine Is Alive and Well

I frequently hear that electric and hybrid technologies are going to put an end to the reciprocating engine.

Crossovers and Pickup Trucks Rule the Auto Industry … for Now

What’s going to happen when we get a little blip in the oil supply and the cost of a gallon of gasoline goes above $4 again?

Extended OE Warranty an Attack on the Aftermarket?

The more concerning issue for all of us is that it creates a pattern (or habit) of the vehicle owner returning to the dealership for service for a longer period of time.

Online Sales of Aftermarket Parts: Be Careful How You Interpret Things

Sure, the internet and technology are distractions (and in some cases interruptions), but the automotive aftermarket exists because it has always been nimble and solution-driven.

Being Savvy Means Nothing if You Have No Integrity

Is a person still as good as his or her word, or has this sentiment lost its meaning in the competitive, fast-paced world we live in today?