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Electric Cooling Fans and Relays: Don’t Lose Your Cool

Overheating is one of the most common causes of breakdowns, so there are abundant opportunities for maintenance and repairs of cooling system components.

Crankshaft Position Sensors: Getting to the Root of the Problem

Crank position sensors are an electronic device used to monitor the position and speed of the crankshaft.

New Motor Oils and OEM Requirements

As the OEMs began adopting electronic fuel injection on most of their mass-produced vehicles, the role of engine oils also began to change.

Selling Brake Friction: Economy Brake Pads Should Be Last Choice For Most Customers

People who buy the cheapest pads often regret their decision later.

Power Window Regulators: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Nothing is more aggravating than a power window that won’t roll down or go up.

Vehicle Lighting: Replacement Considerations For Headlamps, Taillamps

Even with the emergence of LEDs, the vast majority of cars and trucks on the road have conventional halogen or incandescent headlamps, taillamps and small bulbs that have a limited lifespan.

Selling Automotive Coolant Sealer As A Remedy And Preventive

Any number of things can make an engine run hot and overheat, but loss of coolant is often the main culprit.

Ride Control: The Inside Story On Shocks And Struts

Unlike diamonds, dampers don’t last forever.

Common Problems, Replacement Recommendations For Master Cylinders, Calipers And Wheel Cylinders

Master cylinders, calipers and wheel cylinders are all subject to wear over time.

Alternator Pulley: Not So Simple

Many late-model vehicles are equipped with special pulleys that are engineered to reduce NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) and extend the life of the alternator.

Windshield Wipers: Don’t Let Your Customers Make This Critical Mistake

The No. 1 mistake that many motorists make when they realize a wiper is bad is to replace only the obviously bad wiper and not the pair. They think they’re saving money, but sooner or later they will have to replace the other wiper too.

Chassis Parts: Ignore At Your Vehicle’s Risk

Chassis parts need to be inspected regularly by a skilled professional, and replaced if wear exceeds specifications, or a component is damaged or dangerously corroded.