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    Technical Editor Ron Henningsen explains how to adjust camber on imports by using adjustable ball joints.
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  • When diagnosing today’s complex vehicles, we have a wealth of information at our disposal. How we use that information is crucial in making the correct diagnosis the first time, every time.
  • ACDelco Expands into Fast-Growing TPMS and New Brake Caliper Aftermarket
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:08 PM
    GRAND BLANC, Mich. – This fall, ACDelco, the aftermarket brand professionals trust most*, is expanding its aftermarket offerings to give shop owners more choice in two high-growth areas: Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and new – not rebuilt or remanufactured – brake calipers that will be sold with no core charge.
  • Adjustable Ball Joints
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    Technical Editor Ron Henningsen explains how to adjust camber on imports by using adjustable ball joints.
  • Use TSB’s in Your Diagnostic Routine
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    When diagnosing today’s complex vehicles, we have a wealth of information at our disposal. How we use that information is crucial in making the correct diagnosis the first time, every time.
  • Treat Your Friends Like Strangers
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    Recommend Needed Service No Matter How Well You Know Them 
  • Universal Cats Aren’t Universal Anymore
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    It was a typical Monday morning in August. The temperature was kissing 90° and the humidity wasn’t far behind.
    Then she pulled in. She was expensive looking with all the bells and whistles that made you want to look twice at her – and she was still in her prime. It was a 2009 Acura MDX, and the dame behind the wheel was NOT happy. She was barely out of the car when she eyed me with disgust. “The light’s on again,” she said.
  • Thinking Retirement: Management Matters
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    Business Editor Tom Langer looks at retirement planning that you may not be familiar with.
  • Save Money & Understand Your GK and Liability Policies
    Sunday, October 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    Business Editor Tom Langer explains why shops should review their garage-keepers and liability insurance.
  • Management Matters - Mentoring for Profits
    Friday, September 1, 2017 3:00 AM
    Unless you have an unending number of amazing technicians wandering in your shop looking for work, and who want to work for you, this article is very important to your future and that of our industry! It’s all about how you can improve your current talent pool while providing specific career paths, recruiting and growth opportunities for the techs in your shop. And, it is that group who will in great part determine your profitability, customer satisfaction, value of your shop some day when you want out and, simply, your stress and enjoyment levels.
  • A Peak into the Future of Auto Repair
    Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:03 PM
    To this day I remember the headlines and photos in Mechanics Illustrated showing cars that rocketed throughout space from one space port to the next. Then there were the cars that would turn magically into airplanes or boats. Thanks to the Amphicar, at least one came to be!
    Go forward in time. I am in a high school class of an English teacher who was a science fiction fanatic. At the same time, I think he had a bit of concern that the world would one day be at the hands of tyrant leaders. We read books like 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and others. As one looks around today, seems too much of all this has come true!
  • Hunter Engineering: Seamless Integration
    Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:44 AM
    Hunter Engineering’s Alignment Quick Check® and Quick Tread® are used on all vehicles being serviced at new Plaza Tire locations in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas. Technician Russell Soto performs the checks on a 2012 Ford Fusion at the company’s new shop in Springfield, Mo.
  • Omnicraft: A New Brand on the Street
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:11 PM
    There’s a new brand on the street, and don’t be surprised if someone knocks on your shop’s door to inform you about it. Ford Customer Service Division recently introduced Omnicraft, what is described as a high-end aftermarket parts line for non-Ford/Lincoln vehicles that is priced competitively and offers advantageous parts and labor warranties.
  • Undercar Digest: Have it Your Way
    Monday, May 1, 2017 9:24 AM

    How do you like to receive your information about the automotive aftermarket? It’s a question that comes up constantly when Undercar Digest team members visit with members of the aftermarket, whether they be presidents and CEOs, parts distributors, shop operators or technicians.

    Throughout its more than 40-year history, it’s always been Undercar Digest’s philosophy to provide our readers with the technical, management and news information they request and to deliver it to them in a method they prefer. To steal the slogan from Burger King, we want you, our readers, to “Have it your way.”

  • Specialty Products: Alignments’ ‘Whole Ball of Wax’
    Friday, March 31, 2017 4:40 PM

    Specialty Products Co. “Pro Alignment Team” members take pride in the fact that they operate a multifaceted company that is designed for purpose of helping alignment technicians with nearly every aspect of their jobs.

    The company is unique, they say, because it designs, develops and tests alignment parts and tools in the USA, and then backs them up with a variety of training and support materials for the technician.

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