This seemingly-impolite question can defuse tense situations in the shop or auto parts store.
What it’s like being a new tech in 2022 (VIDEO)
Torque specs. Electronics diagnostics. Foreign automobiles. 12V electrical systems. TPMS sensors. Disc brakes. 0W16 oil. All of the aforementioned technologies were changes that occurred in the automotive industry that changed the business and altered what techs “knew.” Learning is a career-long necessity for a technician—but in the beginning, there’s a lot of learning to be done all at once, and it gets harder as time marches on, because each year, there are new makes, models, updates, and challenges. Watch as a young tech and new tech share a bit about how they see the automotive world in 2022 and find out what’s not like it used to be. And don’t be shy, let others know how YOUR career kicked off in the automotive world, whether it was last week or many moons ago!
How to find a good auto repair shop, according to actual repair professionals (VIDEO)
There’s lot of advice out there about how to choose a reliable mechanic. We asked mechanics what they would advise.
The fastest way to remove a Woodruff key (VIDEO)
Watch as Lemmy demonstrates the fastest, easiest way to remove a Woodruff key using a common tool that might surprise you. Give it a try next time!
What are your least favorite repair jobs? (VIDEO)
Life can't all be brake jobs and pre-delivery inspections. Beating time is the name of the game, but it doesn't always work out. Watch as a few Dorman mechanics talk about the jobs that make more sweat than bread in this video.
TECHNICIAN CHALLENGE: The Mystery Box
The Proving Grounds crew is back again for a new grudge match in the garage called The Mystery Box.
Miata Spotter’s Guide (VIDEO)
Learn to ID Miatas generation by generation like a pro (and from a pro!)
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