Starting a shop and managing it to the big leagues require very different skills. Odds are you don’t have both, and that’s okay.
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What’s the next big powerplant fad?
Fashion moves faster than block design, but trends still exist. What’s the next one?
Ew, gross: are there cars you won’t service?
Every mechanic has a story about a vehicle that was too nasty to work on. What’s your limit?
How long should a car last?
Do rising car prices portend rising service life?
Can we please update the Check Engine light?
Like corded phones, floppy disks and TVs with antennas, the Check Engine icon doesn’t make sense anymore. Let’s change it.
Serviceability Hall Of Shame: captive chassis mounts
When released from captivity, these things will give ya a case of the spins.
Don’t do dangerous stuff: a reminder to be safe in the shop
I was raised in times and places where it was considered a mark of pride to get the job done, no matter the risk to your own body. That, friends, is bunk.
The fastest way to remove valves from a cylinder head (VIDEO)
In my salvage yard days, I learned a trick I still use today that’s the fastest method in the world, hands down.
Can the flat rate system work better for a team?
Turning all jobs into team efforts promotes knowledge transfer to the less-experienced techs, who pay tuition in physical labor.
Boomerang business cards: a quick sales tip
Here’s an easy guerilla marketing trick to get your customer counts up by selling on your days off.
What kind of car is that? A primer on esoteric body styles.
Everyone knows about sedans and pickups, but what about shooting brakes and pony cars? Here’s an incomplete guide to the rarer designs on the road.
Serviceability Hall Of Shame: CDJR batteries
Who puts a battery in a fender? Quite a few mechanics, that’s who.
Is it OK to plug a tire? (VIDEO)
Some sources say you should never, ever plug a tire … despite the fact that trained professionals have been doing it for decades. We debate.