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Similar, But Different: Driveshafts and CV Axles

They function distinctly based on their design and the specific drivetrain configuration of the vehicle.

Driveshafts and CV Axles
What Do Your Customers Need to Know About Motor Oil?

As engine technology evolves, motor-oil specifications are evolving right along with it.

Motor Oil
Belt Tensioner and Idler Pulley: The Dynamic Duo

Together, belt tensioners and idler pulleys contribute to the seamless operation of the engine.

tensioners and pulleys
Cracking Engine-Misfire Codes

Occasional misfires might pass unnoticed, but steady misfires are hard to miss.

Engine Misfire Codes
Automatic Transmission Fluid Shoulders a Heavy Burden

It’s used for lubrication, warming, cooling, hydraulic actuation and turbine flow as well as a bath for the friction material and the electronics.  

Automatic Transmission Fluid
Basic Types of Steering Mechanisms

Steering mechanisms play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and controlled movement of light vehicles.  

Steering
Understanding the Role of Suspension Components

The primary components we focus on in this video are shocks, struts, control arms and bushings.

Suspension
Basic Types of Automotive Batteries

The first commercially acceptable battery was developed in 1859.

Automotive Batteries
The Evolution of Spark Plugs

Without the spark plug, there would be no internal combustion engine.

Spark Plugs
Advantages of Torque-to-Yield Fasteners

TTY fasteners are becoming more common under the car.

TTY Fasteners
When Animals Attack … Your Vehicle

October through December is prime mating and migrating season for deer, which means it’s a peak time for deer-related accidents. 

Animals Attack
How Have Transmissions Changed Through the Years? (Part 2)

The continuing evolution of transmissions led to torque converters, CVTs and more.