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Ratchet Basics

The tool that pivots its head back and forth to turn a fastener is indispensable to most vehicle repair procedures.

Who Would Want To Work on 40 year Old Car?

Cars of the past may have been easier to repair in some ways but they were a lot harder to diagnose.

AMN Drivetime: Cal Ganda’s Continental Journey

Ganda embodies servitude leadership, prioritizing team success and customer-centricity.

What is “brake fade” and how can it be prevented?

Brake fade presents itself in ways that feel similar to that of a worn-out brake pad. However, it does not mean brake replacement is needed. With brake fade, stopping power will return, although not always to the same extent once the problem has been addressed. As a tech, your expertise is crucial in identifying whether

Catching Up with 2023 Counter Pro of the Year Randy Shambro

Shambro is the special guest on the latest episode of the “Behind the Counter” podcast.

When Water Pumps Go Bad

Many failures are caused by factors other than a faulty pump.

When Water Pumps Go Bad
How Much Do Gas Prices Affect the Automotive Aftermarket?

The fluctuations in gasoline prices serve as barometers for a variety of economic factors.

Gas Prices Automotive Aftermarket
Return of the Rotary Engine

After a decade-long hiatus from the Mazda lineup, the Wankel rotary engine is back … sort of.

Mazda Rotary Engine
Getting to Know Driveshaft Couplers

This often-overlooked undercar part
ensures a smooth transfer of rotational motion.

Driveshaft Couplers
Solenoids: Energizing Motion

Automotive solenoids translate electrical impulses into mechanical movement.

Solenoids
Why Do Spark Plugs Get Dirty?

Being able to answer this question can help prevent them from failing prematurely.

Spark Plugs
All Aboard the CAN Bus

With the proliferation of computer electronics, there were just too many sensors and wires.

CAN Bus