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Trailer bearings: a hidden moneymaker for auto repair shops

You already can see where I’m going with this based on the title. Trailers are the simplest things in the world, and yet unless you’re at an RV shop, a dedicated trailer shop, or you live in a rural or coastal area (ag and marine use), you probably rarely see trailers...

It’s time to stop salting the roads

  I was just thinking today that my “fun vehicle” window is closing soon; this is the period of the year where I’ll drive or ride anything I own. Old vehicles don’t stand a chance in the salt belt. Anyone I know who has anything nice keeps it far away from...

Nine notable “cars” that aren’t cars

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of Polaris Slingshots on the road. OK, not a ton of them, but I do take notice of them when I see them. Usually it makes me think, “What is the deal with those things? Are they cars or not?” When I looked into it, I discovered there...

What it’s like being a new tech in 2022 (VIDEO)

by | Sep 13, 2022

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!

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