Vehicle Maintenance Archives - Counterman Magazine
Winter Vehicle Prep

Keep your customers safe with these preventative-maintenance tips.

Making the Case for Tuneups

Maintenance never goes out of style.

VIDEO: Warning Signs Of Pothole Damage

Potholes can pack a powerful punch.

Federated Videos Emphasize Routine Vehicle Maintenance

The videos are hosted by ASE Master Certified Technician John Gardner.

Are Cheap Oil Changes Bad for Business?

Having the “lowest price in town” says nothing about the quality of your goods and services, and actually might steer potential customers away from your business if they feel those low, low prices equate to shoddy work or merchandise.

Car Care Council Video Highlights Financial Benefits of a Vehicle’s ‘Cinderella Era’

“By allocating the equivalent of just one car payment annually during the Cinderella Era and saving the rest, you can cover an entire year’s worth of basic maintenance and grow your nest egg,” said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council.

Air Filters Vs. Oil Filters: Which Is More Important To Vehicle Health?

Both are obviously necessary to protect the engine from contaminants and abrasives that cause wear and damage.

Replacement Intervals For Oil And Air Filters In Today’s Vehicles

Changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles was standard practice decades ago. But it’s no longer necessary because most multi-viscosity oils today are a synthetic blend or a full synthetic that resist viscosity breakdown and oxidation for a much longer period of time.

Automotive Wheel Bearings Keep America Rolling

Wheel bearings perform a number of important functions, including reducing friction, supporting the weight of the vehicle on the axles and spindles and assisting with wheel alignment.

Belts And Hoses: Often-Overlooked Maintenance Parts

Many motorists think belts and hoses are repair parts (replace when needed) rather than maintenance parts.

Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A six-point vehicle check is a gift that will keep on giving – in better vehicle performance and fewer unexpected repairs this winter, according to the Car Care Council.

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.