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Can We Trust Oil Life Monitors?

If you ask most automotive technicians if they trust an oil life monitor, or OLM, they will typically say “no way” and the reasons for this...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/102480/can-we-trust-oil-life-monitors
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SRS Diagnostics and Repairs: Service Can Be Intimidating, But it Doesn’t Need to Be

The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS); or in GM jargon SIR (supplemental inflatable restraint system) uses more components than just airbags: modules,...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/101872/srs-diagnostics-and-repairs-service-can-be-intimidating-but-it-doesnt-need-to-be
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Scan Tool Wiper Diagnostics: Service in Today’s Networked Module-Based Wiper Era

Windshield wipers are an integral component on almost anything that moves, including planes, boats, trains, cars and trucks. And if you think they really...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/101870/scan-tool-wiper-diagnostics-service-in-todays-networked-module-based-wiper-era
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There’s No Stopping the Electric Parking Brake

The advent of electronic parking brake (EPB) systems offers advanced technology but can pose challenges for the service technician. This article explains...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/100593/theres-no-stopping-the-electric-parking-brake
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Fuel Trim: Finding a Vacuum Leak and Performance Issues Using Fuel Trim Data

A customer doesn’t generally care about whether their vehicle is in fuel control, but they certainly care if it’s not running correctly or...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/100588/fuel-trim-finding-a-vacuum-leak-and-performance-issues-using-fuel-trim-data
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Understanding Vehicle Stability Control

Just what is stability control? And why do we have it? My GMC pickup caught me totally off guard when I was going up a familiar hill on a damp morning...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/100319/understanding-vehicle-stability-control
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Avoiding Brake Job Comebacks

There is no worse feeling for a tech than to have performed a straightforward, uncomplicated brake job and see the vehicle return with a concern or a...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/100122/avoiding-brake-job-comebacks
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Wheel Bearing Tech From TRB to Gen I, Gen 2 and Gen 3

Today’s wheel bearings, like many other components, have become so dependable that we don’t pay much attention to them until there is a...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/97994/wheel-bearing-tech-from-trb-to-gen-i-gen-2-and-gen-3
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GM EcoTec3 Truck Engine GDI Concerns: New Technology Affects Service Practices

General Motors’ EcoTec3 family of engines is a familiar sight under the hoods of many GMC and Chevrolet pickup trucks and SUVs. It is available in...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/97840/gm-ecotec3-truck-engine-gdi-concerns-new-technology-affects-service-practices
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Should OBD-II be Your First Step in Diagnosing an Engine Management Issue? Yes, and Here’s Why...

We can’t possibly have all the tools that we need to repair every vehicle that comes into our shop, even if we concentrate on only a couple of...

http://www.autoserviceprofessional.com/article/97711/should-obd-ii-be-your-first-step-in-diagnosing-an-engine-management-issue-yes-and-heres-why-


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