Topics Service & Repair

Bendix announces 2014 brake training dates

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake announce the 2014 schedule for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School. Bendix says this year's school will be begins March 25, 2014 in Owosso, Mich. The schedule offers classes into November, with a total of 23 sessions in 13 U.S. ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Flip you for it

Some times, all you need in life is impeccable timing. This guy certainly has that.

Auto aftermarket finalizes national ‘Right to Repair’ agreement

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), the Association of Global Automakers (Global), the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), and the Coalition for Automotive Repair Equality (CARE) announced this week a collective acceptance of a national agreement to ensure consumer choice in post-warranty auto repair. According to the sides, ...

PSI publishes new Commercial Fleet Tire Digest

PSI has released its newest issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This issue is titled Tire Refresher Course for Drivers and Technicians, and can be found HERE. PSI says this edition of the digest features tips on proper tire maintenance practices and the benefits they can provide. Past issues can be ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Dip sticks

The video description says the tech grounded a dip stick while the vehicle was running. We'll go with that, even though it looks like he was tased. Also, isn't the partially-covered oil drain pit a broken ankle waiting to happen? Maybe that's in this video's sequel.

Fixed load battery tester

Clore Automotive presents its Model No. 1852, a 100-amp fixed load battery tester, from SOLAR. Clore says the 1852 is designed for portable professional use, quickly providing assessment of battery condition and charging/starting system performance for 6- and 12-volt systems. Clore notes the tester also offers quick, easy analysis of ...

Proper hitching technique into front steer axles

According to Hendrickson, a vehicle equipped with a front steer axle (like the Hendrickson STEERTEK and STEERTEK NXT) can be towed by any of the following methods for on-highway or on-roadway applications. The following are listed in order of preference by Hendrickson. Method 1: Wheel lift (ideal towing procedure) Method ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Here comes Speedracer

Driving straddle of a draining pit is admittedly something I've never done, but it's something I would classify under "that doesn't look difficult." Maybe I'm wrong.

MERA partners with Automotive Industry Action Group

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance, and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) announce a partnership to give the remanufacturing industry greater access to world-class quality management tools and training. MERA says this partnership offers MERA ...

SAF-Holland publishes new tech tips feature

SAF-Holland has released another feature document in its new monthly tech tips series. The document, which can be found HERE, offers tips for fleet technicians and service providers for inspecting a pintle hook. According to SAF-Holland, pintle hook maintenance should be performed every three months or 30,000 miles, whichever ...