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Sealed Hub Bearing Assemblies Make Bearing Inspections Complicated

Sealed Hub Bearing Assemblies Make Bearing Inspections Complicated

September 28, 2017

Cleaning, inspecting and packing wheel bearings were once a common practice when performing brake service. These types of bearings, commonly known as tapered bearings, were exposed when disassembled for easy inspection and service. Today’s technology uses wheel bearing hub assemblies that are sealed, making inspection more difficult. These assemblies not only include the wheel bearing, […]

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Creating the Perfect Tailgate

Creating the Perfect Tailgate

September 22, 2017

There is no better way to spend a weekend than tailgating on a perfect fall day. You’re dressed in your team’s jersey with a cold drink in one hand and a smorgasbord of food on a plate in the other hand. You’re winning at cornhole. The music is blasting. And, the sun is shining. What […]

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Beyond the Oil Change: Never Neglect These Services

Beyond the Oil Change: Never Neglect These Services

September 21, 2017

Servicing your car is important for maintaining the quality of your vehicle and your safety. While most people remember to have their oil changed and their brakes periodically inspected, we often forget to have other vital components checked, like the brake fluid or the fuel injectors. When servicing the brake system, most auto technicians will […]

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The True Cause of an Over-Pressurization Condition in Your Vehicle

The True Cause of an Over-Pressurization Condition in Your Vehicle

September 14, 2017

A blown gasket or a deformed filter canister in your vehicle are symptoms of over-pressurization. The oil filter is often blamed for this condition, but it’s not the true culprit. Filter manufacturers and suppliers are often handed costly engine claims for conditions and damage their filters didn’t cause. The actual root of this problem with […]

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Scheduled Maintenance: Can Prevent Costly Engine Repairs

Scheduled Maintenance: Can Prevent Costly Engine Repairs

September 13, 2017

Timely vehicle maintenance makes good business sense, especially when compared to costly engine repairs or an engine replacement. The extended service intervals have created a major concern for the old school generation, and especially technicians that have serviced vehicles for thirty-plus years. Our early driving and maintenance experience encompassed less fuel…

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Oil Blockage Issues Lead to Vehicle Recalls

Oil Blockage Issues Lead to Vehicle Recalls

September 6, 2017

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 1.5 million vehicles are being recalled due to potential engine failures. Here is a quick summary of the current recalls:According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 1.5 million vehicles are being recalled due to potential engine failures. Here is a quick summary […]

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Lube Service Intervals

Lube Service Intervals

September 1, 2017

Are You Making the Right Service Recommendation? For those accustomed to 2,500-mile lubrication schedules, extended service intervals are a concern. Tripling that mileage service interval (sometimes more) just doesn’t seem right for the health of the engine. Due to high warranty repairs, some vehicle manufacturers are…

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