repair Archives - Counterman Magazine
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.

Raybestos Adds New Technician Portal to Website

This portal offers visitors access to education, repair and customer resources.

When Do Customers Buy Gaskets And Seals?

When do customers buy gaskets and seals? They typically buy a gasket if their engine has an oil, coolant, vacuum or exhaust leak.

Latest Snap-on Software Upgrade Covers 49 Vehicle Makes

It features new 2017 factory-level coverage for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Lexus, Toyota, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda and Subaru, with 2016 optional coverage for BMW, MINI, Land Rover, Smart and Volvo.

Technical Forum 2017: Wipers – Information Or Misinformation?

There’s a lot of misinformation on Internet automotive forums about wiper blades.

Technical Forum 2017: Ride Control – That’s What Dampers Do

Some people think struts are just oversized shocks. They are, but they are also an integral part of the suspension rather than an add-on like shocks.

Technical Forum 2017: Power Window Regulators

We love power windows as long as they’re working correctly. But if they’re not working, they can be a real pain — especially if you’re in a fast food drive-thru lane or pull up to an ATM machine.

Technical Forum 2017: Chassis Parts – Worn Parts Often Overlooked

Worn or damaged chassis parts are fairly easy to diagnose, but they are often overlooked when changing oil, rotating tires, replacing brake pads or performing other routine maintenance.

Counter View: One Size Fits All? Not When Selecting Universal Electric Fuel Pumps

While universal pumps allow vehicle owners to restore function to many types of fuel systems, they are not intended for every situation

Technical Forum 2017: Clutches – Understanding The Whole System

Replacing parts piecemeal often leads to further clutch problems down the road, so most experts recommend replacing all three major clutch components at the same time.

Technical Forum 2017: Bearing Down On Wheel Bearings

Wheel bearings keep the world rolling by reducing friction and allowing the wheels and axles to spin while a vehicle is in motion.

Torque-To-Yield Fasteners Can Only Be Used Once

TTY fasteners can only be used once because once they have been stretched to their yield point, they should not be stretched again.