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Drum Brakes: The Beat Goes On

Despite one glaring flaw, drum brakes work very well – and they’re still useful in some applications.

Drum Brakes
NPD Group Bullish On Retail Aftermarket For 2022

However, the consumer-research firm sees mixed signals on the economic landscape.

Nathan Shipley
DIY Brake Jobs

With the right parts, tools and knowledge, brake jobs are doable for DIYers.

DIY Brake Job
Remembering Ignition Distributors

They were simple, basic, maybe even crude by today’s standards – but they worked.

Wheel Bearings: Rollin’ Through The Years

A look at the differences
between Gen 1, 2 and 3 wheel bearings.

Wheel Bearings
Brake Pads: FAQ

When it comes to brake pads,
what’s on consumers’ minds?

brake pads
Advance Q2 Sales Jump 6% As DIFM Business Rebounds

Overall, Advance saw year-over-year double-digit growth in its DIFM business, “and a slight decline” in its DIY sales.

Rotating Electrical

New technology spins new challenges.

starters and alternators
Introduction To Vehicle Restoration

In restoration, the body and paint are the most time-consuming and costly aspects of the project.

Vehicle Restoration
O’Reilly: More Stimulus Checks Drive Q2 Sales Growth

As a third round of checks started going out in mid-March, “sales volumes accelerated meaningfully.”

A Closer Look At Electronic Throttle Bodies

The benefits of an ETB include overall reliability, since there are far fewer mechanical components that can wear out.

Electronic Throttle Bodies
Losing Your Cool: When Compressors Go Bad

A bad A/C compressor and a bad
explanation steered me to an
aftermarket solution.

HVAC Trouble