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ASBN, An Essential Service Community

As automotive service and repair businesses, we certailnly are an independant bunch. Well, that's the...

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Compulsory Certification

  Did you know that here, in British Columbia it is not required to be licensed or certified to work as...

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Does anyone know how to set tire pressures?

I know it's a stupid question. But guess what? Nobody has a real answer. Yes, the vehicle...

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Tips, Articles, Stories

Suck it up.

Coolant spillage is inevitable in this business and pushing the spillage into...

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Mr. Customer, You're Fired

Whoa! You're not serious..... Yes, you can fire a customer.   You try real hard...

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Don't Buy Your Customers

Are you so insecure that you feel that you have to negotiate for the job?  I...

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Paper Clip Trick #2

Keep losing circuit backprobes? Here's a cheap alternative.

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#%@* Trouble Lights

One problem with trouble lights is that the 'cage' never stays secure. When...

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Rusty Light Sockets

Need to clean out corroded small bulb sockets?   From a local hardware store,...

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Torque Angle vs Torque to Yield

Okay, let's talk about head bolts. A lot has changed over the years with...

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Easy easy outs

Thanks to Eric from Perform-x for this tip. We've all had the issue of having to...

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Stuck on a Job

One Saturday, I was working the floor alone and my wife was working the...

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Keep losing bolts?

When changing pans or covers with many small bolts, it’s easy to lose one or...

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Telephone Technique

  Every business has one and every customer has one but too often this tool of...

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Compression test in 15 seconds

For those of you who are doing cylinder compression tests the old way with a...

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Free Mini Honer

Need to hone or sand inside a small tube?...

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Driveline Vibration

This guy ran over a mattress and decided to keep going. The ensuing jumble...

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Where is TDC?

Have a problem finding true TDC? On newer engines with no timing marks or...

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Shop Things To Do

Everyone in the shop, except you, knows what's broken and what needs...

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