Technician Articles

KYB Video Training now available in French

KYB has announced that its new 2021 Video Training Series is now available in French. The series provides Technicians, Shop Owners and Service Providers detailed information to help increase ride control sales and better maintain their customers’ vehicles. With...

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Get the right u-joint with this Spicer tool

With a Spicer yoke ruler, technicians can quickly and easily measure a driveshaft yoke to determine the series of the driveshaft, which will then help them find the correct Spicer u-joint kit for that series. “Spicer u-joints are engineered to ensure peak...

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Customer thought they had a transmission leak

Customer thought they had a transmission leak

There’s an old verse that goes something like “For the want of a shoe, a horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the battle was lost.” Small things, big consequences. Amanda Hale is co-owner of Hale’s Diesel & Auto Repair, LLC, in Midland-Odessa area of Texas....

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NASTF launching immobilizer reprogramming

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), which provides access to automaker diagnostic and repair resources, is launching a new Assisted Immobilizer Reprogramming (AIR) service. The launch is expected during the week of April 5th, 2021, Every so often, a...

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Kit speeds EVAP leak detection on late models

Redline Detection, supplier of diagnostic leak detection technology, announced the launch of EasyConnect. Compatible with any smoke machine, the EasyConnect kit allows technicians to quickly hook up a smoke machine into an EVAP system for fast, accurate diagnostics...

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Tech webinar: Electronic System Diagnostic Strategies

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Electronic System Diagnostic Strategies.” Whether an ECM, BCM, TCM or PCM, they all operate on similar...

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Plug and play: Is this your next tool chest?

New GSX Tool Chests and cabinets from Gearwrench incorporate the features demanded by professionals, and two of them feature a power strip and USB ports. "The last thing we ever want to see are pros shaking their heads in disappointment, so we built our new GSX...

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Auto Value launches technician sweepstakes

Auto Value has announced its 2021 New Ride Giveaway promotional sweepstakes began March 1. Two technicians will win a vehicle of their choice this spring. “Our grand prize winners will get to choose whether to cruise around in a suave new sports car, hit the dirt road...

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