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An Ignition Coil for ‘Every Purse And Purpose’

Like many aftermarket parts, ignition coils come in a wide variety of quality and price points.

Staying Current on Batteries

Batteries have to keep up with the increased power demands of today’s high-tech vehicles.

When Bearings Go Bad

A humming sound coming from one of the wheels is a telltale sign of a failing bearing.

Gaskets: Good Seal, Happy Customer

Today’s gaskets use high-tech elastomers, multi-layer steel and other
advanced materials to keep fluids and vapors where they’re supposed to be.

WATCH: Is It OK to Drive with a Leaking Head Gasket?

Most of us have been in a situation where we know there’s a problem with our vehicle but we just don’t have the time – or money – to get it fixed today.

Preventive Maintenance: Getting Customers Ready for Summer Road Trips

Today, car owners must follow the recommended maintenance schedules to keep their vehicles in tip-top condition.

WATCH: What Is Low-Speed Pre-Ignition?

With more and more vehicles powered by gasoline direct-injected engines and turbocharged direct-injected engines, a phenomenon called low-speed pre-ignition has emerged, and it’s having a big impact on the engine-oil requirements and specifications for late-model vehicles.

WATCH: What Causes Power-Steering Problems?

The most common reason for a loss of power steering is a fluid leak.

‘How Brake Pads Are Made’ Video Reaches 1 Million Views

YouTube celebrity Chris Fix uploaded a video to YouTube showing how a brake pad is manufactured, from the stamping of the backing plate to installation on his vehicle.

WATCH: Why You Should Recommend High-Quality Oil Filters

Today’s oil filters have to collect many times more dirt, filter out finer particles and last longer.

Spin-on Oil Filters vs. Cartridge-Style – WATCH

A customer wants to know if spin-oil filters are better than cartridge-style filters, or vice versa. We’ll give you a few talking points … on Talking Parts.

WATCH: What Are Oil Additives?

Any product added to motor oil in a vehicle engine is considered an oil additive.