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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...

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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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Parts Mfgs. Losing Touch with Customers

Mr. Manufacturer, Who is your biggest customer? Who do you depend on the most to choose your...

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Make Your Own Smoke Machine

I knew how valuable a smoke machine was for many types of diagnoses and...

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Package price vs. parts and labor.

"Can you reduce your labor because I'm a nice guy?"

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#%@* Trouble Lights

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

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What Ignition Timing?

Need to find true TDC?

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So, you think you're a good mechanic

How many techs do you know that think they are just so great and expect the...

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Good Jumpers

Quality jumper wires can be pricey......

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Paper Clip Trick

(Try saying that three times)...

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Where Is It?

Stupid customer hid the wheel lock key... You know how 'flipped out' a tech can...

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Oops, I Priced it Wrong

"We're going to lose money again..." When generating an estimate for a job,...

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Rusty Light Sockets

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

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Are You Still Using a Compression Tester?

How many of you are still using a compression tester to diagnose a rough...

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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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Mode $06 Data, A Real Diagnostic Tool (Part Two)

From Part One of this article, it's pretty clear on how Mode $06 data can be a...

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No Moisture in This Cap

A few years ago, this customer comes in with his 1972 Camaro. He said he got...

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Corroded Probing

Piercing wires when you are testing sensors may allow moisture to attack the...

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Econo Power Steering Flush Kit

Need a cheap but efficient way to flush power steering systems?

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