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David Rodriguez was named the Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year for 2015 during the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held recently in Joliet, Ill.

Thanks to the generous support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, 174 students pursuing...

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has announced four of its campuses have been awarded the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) School of...

Icona, an Italian design house that specializes in exporting design expertise to growing automotive markets such as China, has now announced that its very own sports car, the Vulcano, will feature a titanium body.

The all-new Grizzly and Kodiak 700 models are differentiated by their body size, styling and the all-new DOHC 708cc, four-valve, fuel-injected engine that has been given optimized torque, power delivery and engine character for each model’s particular riding style.

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Head gaskets have a tough job sealing combustion pressures in diesel engines because of their high compression ratios and boost pressures. Diesel engines are typically low revving, high torque motors that are designed to last several hundred thousand miles.

According to my experience, I estimate that replacing the alternator solves 95% of all charging system failures. If that's true, what happens in the remaining 5% of charging system failures that results in customer comebacks?

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference between a comeback and a satisfied customer is often at the microscopic level.

Air filters are normal wear items that ­require regular checks and ­replacement. Their role is to trap dirt particles that can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. In fuel-injected vehicles, the air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor.

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Whether you are preparing to graduate or just looking for a summer internship, not knowing what to expect on the job can be scary...

Industry experts report that the business of rebuilding and remanufacturing older tractor engines and ag equipment is still very prevalent. In fact, most ag equipment doesn’t need rebuilding or remanufacturing for 10 to 15 years, so the increased number of new tractors being sold today means good news down the line for engine rebuilders and parts suppliers.

A flashing check engine light and a P0301 to P0312 diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a surefire indication that one or more cylinders are...

Servicing the increasing number of vehicles equipped with pressed-in wheel bearings requires a little bit more finesse and tools when compared to hub units or tapered roller bearings. However, with the right tools and information, these jobs can be money-makers.

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