Protecting Your Vehicle in the Winter
Depending on where you live, autumn is an idyllic time of year with bright colors and mild temperatures. If there is one downside though, it means that winter is on its way, which means frigid temperatures, snow, ice and difficult road conditions. The lifespans of cars and trucks are increasing all the time, so protecting
A Closer Look: Standard® Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Gasoline direct injection (GDI) is used on most new vehicles and requires a different approach to diagnosis and service. GDI technology has been an integral part of helping to improve fuel economy while reducing emissions, and can be found on more than half of the U.S. fleet. In fact, the use of GDI engines has
Overcoming Supply Chain Issues in Today’s World
Many legislative and environmental mandates have affected the collision repair industry over the last decade. To comply with such mandates, vehicle manufacturers continue to design vehicles with increasingly advanced electronics, ranging from Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that increase safety, helping people with everything from parking to driving, to the recent push for electric vehicles. They’ve
Two Lubegards Are Better Than One
Lubegard Synthetic ATF Protectant and Instant Shudder Fixx work better, faster and longer together to stop torque-converter clutch shudder (TCC shudder). Both products are effective on their own, but when used together they not only provide a long-term solution for TCC shudder but also offer complete protection for transmissions. Since the 1980s, lockup torque convertors
High Oil Consumption?
A common question an OEM oil supplier like ENEOS sees is how to tell when oil consumption becomes excessive? Since a few factors could be involved, here are some of the potential implications. How much is too much?First, because of wear, vehicles are more likely to consume engine oil as they age. Common culprits that
The Value of Replacing the Water Pump and Timing Belt Simultaneously
Water pumps have long been considered the heart of a vehicle’s cooling system. Although its sole function – pumping coolant from the radiator through the engine – seems simple, it’s a crucial process to keep engines running at optimal temperatures. Unfortunately, some drivers can overlook this – along with proper care for the part. On
Fill Your Customers in About Total Vehicle Filtration
If you’ve ever wondered what one of the biggest threats to a vehicle’s engine is, the answer is microscopic particles. If these tiny specs of dirt and dust aren’t filtered properly, they will quickly accumulate inside the engine, which can cause significant damage to many parts. Worse yet, this can lead to complete engine failure.
A Closer Look: Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)
Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) Overview: Advanced Driver Assist Systems have been quite the industry buzz over the last several years. We have seen new business opportunities arise, and even a new segment of mobile technicians focusing on ADAS calibrations. While ADAS may seem relatively new, automotive service professionals have been servicing Driver Assist Systems
FRAM® Provides Next-Level Engine Protection for the Summer
For many people, road trips are an enjoyable summertime tradition. Whether you’re taking the family outon vacation, traveling for sporting events, or just hitting the road for some mind-clearing relaxation,summer usually means miles. Since 1934, Pros and DIYers everywhere have relied on FRAM® to get the most complete engineprotection. When it comes to making sure
Going the Extra Mile(s) with Iridium Spark Plugs
Advanced spark plugs designed to improve fuel efficiency in today’s engines. Helping customers choose the right spark plugs is more important than ever. When it comes to late model vehicles in particular, shop owners and technicians understand that improvements in spark plug design, metallurgy and technology can help maximize the performance and fuel efficiency of
A Closer Look: Variable Valve Timing
Variable Valve Timing Overview In an effort to increase fuel efficiency and elevate performance across today’s vehicles, nearly every manufacturer has equipped new vehicles with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology, also known as Variable Cam Timing (VCT). The primary components in a VVT systems are control solenoids and sprockets. These parts, in conjunction with other
The Path to Increasing Throughput and Reducing Cycle Times Is Not A One Size Fits All Process.
Cycle time is one of the many metrics collision repair shops use to gauge their operational efficiency. Whatever can be done to shorten the time it takes to repair and return a vehicle to the consumer not only helps to achieve high customer satisfaction rates, but also maximizes throughput potential. There are a few paths