Archive | August 2014

Oh, the Joy of Being a Technician!

It brings adventures, like solving this Explorer’s problem. One of the great joys of being an automotive technician is the thrill each day brings. I know: That may be a much too cheerful interpretation of what adventure awaits us with each new repair order, but I try to maintain a positive outlook on life! One […]

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California Shop Owner ‘Talks the Talk, Walks the Walk’

Kevin Donohoe focuses on what’s important. Customers. Employees. Building a strong and stable business. Those are the foremost priorities of Kevin Donohoe, the owner of Pacific Motor Service in Monterey, Calif. He’s also focused on education, training and marketing. Proof he’s right on target with his priorities: his business is growing. Kevin started Pacific Motor […]

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Autonomous Vehicles Present Challenges for State, Federal Policymakers

Auto repairers must stay informed, engaged. While state legislatures are beginning to see their first round of telematics legislation and the U.S. Congress is asking questions about these new technologies – such as vehicle-to-vehicle communications – the next topic for new technology public policy is already taking shape related to autonomous vehicles. The 1990 Clean […]

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Fall in Love Again!

Regain the magic you once felt. Why do people fall out of love with their auto repair businesses? This could happen for any number of reasons, but primarily it occurs because they lose hope due to the various challenges they face: increased complexity of the vehicles they service; lack of highly trained, qualified techs; loss […]

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How to Diagnose Hydro-Boost Brakes

The following pertains to GM vehicles 1993 to present on ¾, 1 ton, C, K and G and on 2003 to 2007 Hummer H1 and H2. Hydro-boost brake system entered the market in the early 1970s for several good reasons. Diesel trucks using vacuum pumps to operate a vacuum booster worked OK for their time, […]

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Member’s Advantage – August 2014

Put the ASA Marketplace to Work for You! Save on Products, Services You’re Already Using Save Up to $557 Per Month!* AutoZone offers ASA members a profitable program on parts purchases. AutoZone, parent company of ALLDATA, is one of the leading providers of quality parts, bringing you the brands, parts coverage and competitive pricing you […]

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