Technician Articles

GDI Service and Opportunities

GDI Service and Opportunities

by Dean Law, Law's Automotive Portage la Prairie, Man. Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines are a growing portion of the vehicles on the road. But there are a lot of common complaints of poor performance or low fuel pressure, and a lot of noise coming from the...

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John Bean adds Tru-Point ADAS calibration videos

John Bean has added new content to its YouTube channel. The most recent video additions focus on the innovative John Bean Tru-Point advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration tool. “Because John Bean Tru-Point has quickly become a must-have addition to any...

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Fuel Tank Cleaning Can Extend the Life of a Fuel Pump

Fuel Tank Cleaning Can Extend the Life of a Fuel Pump

(SPONSORED CONTENT) A proper cleaning of a fuel tank can ensure that potentially harmful materials don’t get into your engine and cause damage. Routine maintenance will also prevent fuel lines from clogging and can extend the life of the fuel pump. If your vehicle has...

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ASE fall test registration is open

ASE fall test registration is open

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) reminds service professionals that fall registration for certification testing is open now through Dec. 31. More than 50 ASE certification tests are offered for automotive, collision, medium/heavy duty,...

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ASE offering medium-heavy truck certification tests

ASE offering medium-heavy truck certification tests

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers T-Series and E-Series truck certification tests that verify the proficiency of professional service technicians who work on medium-heavy trucks and equipment. “The ASE truck equipment and...

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Understanding Magnetic Ride Control

Understanding Magnetic Ride Control

by Dean Law, Law's Automotive Magnetic Ride Control, or MagneRide, has been around since the early 2000s, but it is found today on everything from the Chevy Camaro to a whole list of SUVs, both from GM and other makes. The units are built fairly well. I remember, even...

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Ontario stopped enforcing trade certification in 2018

Ontario stopped enforcing trade certification in 2018

A report by the CBC says enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades has evaporated since Premier Doug Ford was elected in 2018. According to the report, enforcement actions related to Ontario's compulsory certification of licensed trades stopped immediately...

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Bite this light: You can’t fix what you can’t see

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its rapidly-growing Personal Lighting with the introduction of a new category of sub-compact rechargeable lights, including a penlight with a rubber bite zone. Separate from Milwaukee’s REDLITHIUM USB powered personal lights, these...

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