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The Future of Brake Technology

April 12, 2016 in NewsTechnical ArticlesTechnical Topics

The Future of Brake Technology German OEM supplier Siemens is developing new braking technology called electronic wedge brake. This can dramatically reduce stopping distances of vehicles compared to hydraulic brake systems. Foundations originate from German Aviation and Aerospace Center applications. We have seen increased technology of braking through the use of carbon compounds and electronic […]

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Antilock Braking Systems Technology

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Antilock Braking Systems Technology We all know today’s automobiles are “super smart,” hence the need for “super smart” technicians. These days, electronic devices control 85 percent of all vehicle functions, including fuel management, ignition, electric shift transmissions, ABS brakes and climate control. Shop Owners, Service Writers, and Technicians need to take advantage of training to […]

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2016 AVI Conference @ AAPEX

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2016 AVI Conference @ AAPEX Save The Dates: October 31-November 1st @ the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas AVI conferences attract some of the top technicians in the country and the top instructors in their field. All technicians, service writers, shop owners and managers are invited to benefit from some of this […]

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Get it Out the Door!

February 4, 2016 in Management ArticlesTechnical Articles

Get it Out the Door!   It’s coming….Friday is coming!   Friday brings a slight drop in the work load, anticipation of a weekend with time all to yourself (unless you own the place) and time to relax! But to get through Friday, one thing has to happen, you have to get it out the door. […]

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High Times At Ford

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What is all this talk about clean diesel? Is it the fuel? Is it the engine technology? Is it the aftertreatment technology? Is it the push for cleaner emissions? Yes, it’s all of the above. Clean diesel is a collaborative effort set forth by the EPA, carried out by OEMs, state and local governments, environmental and community organizations and the Federal government.

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Bosch at AAPEX 2015

November 24, 2015 in Technical Articles

Bosch at the 2015 AAPEX Show   The world’s largest supplier of automotive components had some things lined up that provided those in attendance with a fantastic experience. Bosch has been around for over 125 years, and the company has delivered several milestone moments at trade shows and beyond. As the AAPEX show went on, […]

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The 2015 SEMA Show

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THE 2015 SEMA SHOW  The automotive industry had its eyes locked in on the big annual conventions set for the scene of Las Vegas. SEMA was once again at the forefront as the biggest show going. Did you know SEMA puts on the largest annual show of small businesses in the country? More facts about […]

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Gates Giveaway at AAPEX

October 30, 2015 in NewsTechnical ArticlesTraining Events

GATES GIVEAWAY   With the AAPEX show right around the corner, the excitement builds for vendors, buyers, and those planning to attend as fans. Thousands of products that will be on display, and there are always the “bonus” things that go on at AAPEX, including many companies promoting giveaways and challenges to leave Vegas with […]

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Start-Stop Technology Growth

October 5, 2015 in Technical Articles

Start-Stop Technology growth worldwide prompts the increase in AGM battery production to meet rising automaker demand.   In the next 5 years it will be difficult to buy a new vehicle does not feature Start Stop technology. Start-Stop technology continues to gain in popularity as tightening government fuel economy and carbon emission reduction targets put additional […]

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Big News for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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BIG NEWS FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES Major players in the heavy-duty vehicle industry announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 15, 2015 regarding access to heavy-duty vehicle service information. Model year 2010 and later trucks, as well as buses over 10,000 lbs sold in the United States and Canada will be the […]

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Collision Shop Diplomacy

July 23, 2015 in Technical Articles

Recently I was reviewing an article in AutoInc, involving a “picky customer” case history at a collision repair facility.  The question was what would you do if you had a customer you simply could not satisfy?  No matter what you offered to do or had done to achieve a near perfect repair, this customer would […]

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Clean Diesel–What It Is

December 23, 2014 in Technical Articles

What is all this talk about clean diesel? Is it the fuel? Is it the engine technology? Is it the aftertreatment technology? Is it the push for cleaner emissions? Yes, it’s all of the above. Clean diesel is a collaborative effort set forth by the EPA, carried out by OEMs, state and local governments, environmental and community organizations and the Federal government.

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Why You Can’t Ignore Reflash Repairs

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by Andrew Markel Reflashing has been around for more than 20 years. In the past, updates were rare and typically addressed drivability and emissions issues. Recently, I’ve noticed that ­reflashing is being used to solve more problems that, previously, only parts used to solve. I was looking for technical service bulletins (TSBs) to include in the […]

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