Vehicles’ evolving features offer comfort, yet understanding their workings aids in diagnosing and solving issues effectively.
Sometimes it’s necessary to slow down and be mindful to basic details needed for diagnosis.
Today’s trucks are significantly more complex than the old truck that my classmate and I (eventually) changed the oil in.
There are numerous components on a truck that hold potential energy. Springs are well known to look static but hold a lot of potential energy.
Inattention to detail could lead to serious consequences in a dangerous, busy shop environment.
As the season changes so too does the HVAC system’s role. Make sure it’s ready for the heat.
Finding the root cause of leaks is important, even if the surfaces and gaskets appear to be in good condition.
Corrosion increases resistance in the circuit which may lead to improper circuit operation and trouble codes.
More years ago than I might care to admit – 44 years to tell the truth – I became aware of the independent repair shop near my home. As a sophomore in high school, the need for a future career lurked in my subconscious but being a mechanic was not in the embryonic plan. Nevertheless,
Not long ago, someone asked how I come up with ideas for these articles. How exciting it would be if I could claim the topics rolled from my mind because of vast personal technical knowledge and experience. Granted, to a degree the article ideas are the result of some 40 years in the industry. Nevertheless,
I grab the bread and begin to unwind the bag twist tie only to discover it grows tighter. Maybe the wire in the tie got knotted together? Or maybe someone thought twisting the tie 50 times would be funny. Am I tightening the tie instead of loosening it? Turning the tie counter-clockwise to the left
As summer draws towards a close, many of us are anticipating those final, enjoyable outside gatherings before the weather changes. Preparing for these events will include a list of those who we hope invite. Getting ignored or left out from a party can leave some a bit miffed, which does not help for lasting relationships.