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Understanding the Basic Types of Antifreeze/Coolant

It may be hard to believe, but antifreeze has been around long before the automobile.

Types of Antifreeze Coolant
Introduction to Keyless Ignition Systems

This technology allows drivers to start their vehicles without the traditional key turn.

Keyless Ignition
Overview of the Clutch System

There are three main components involved: the flywheel, friction disc and pressure plate.

Clutch System
Understanding the Basics of Brake Calipers

There are two main types of brake calipers: floating calipers and fixed calipers.

Brake Calipers
High-Pressure Fuel Pumps in GDI Systems

High-pressure fuel pumps are precision-machined to generate fuel pressure to the rail up to 2,500 psi.

High Pressure Fuel Pumps
Why Do Thieves Covet Catalytic Converters?

Once a hated piece of emissions equipment, this is now a very sought-after part.

Catalytic Converters
Understanding All-Wheel-Drive Systems

The core controls for most AWD systems are the ABS, traction control and stability control that uses the brake modulator to control traction.  

All Wheel Drive
The Vital Role of the Cooling System in a Vehicle

The cooling system plays a vital role in the overall functionality and longevity of a vehicle.

Cooling System
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
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