Thomas Dayton, Author at Tomorrows Technician
Talking Tools: You Have Boxes Full Of Precious Metals

Regardless of the brand name or the price point, a properly maintained tool will pay for itself many times over.

CV Axle Inspection And Repair Options

Whether new or remanufactured, complete CV axle assemblies can throw you a curveball from time to time.

Understanding The Impact Of Cores On Aftermarket Profitability

Keeping track of core inventories is a controllable way of maintaining a healthy inventory, and boosting monthly profits.

Tool Talk: What You Need To Know About Precious Metals

Regardless of the brand name or the price point, a properly maintained tool will pay for itself many times over.

Understanding Functional Fluids

Functional fluids come in many forms, and each one has very specific properties and applications.

Belt-In-Oil Timing Drives

Since the adoption of timing belts by auto manufacturers began in the early 1970s, it has been pretty well beaten into our heads that oil and timing belts do not play well together.

Serpentine Belt Drive Alignment And Wear

Belt misalignment can be caused by any of the accessory pulleys or might be the result of improper belt installation.

Busted Knuckles: Bearings And Seals For Monobeam Front Axles

Servicing the ball joints and U-joints on monobeam axles requires a fair amount of steering knuckle disassembly just to access these components.

Making The Case For Copper Spark Plugs

Even the most advanced precious-metal spark plugs are, at their heart, made of copper. The center electrode contains a copper core, surrounded by a nickel alloy, which helps combat wear and corrosion.

Automotive Fuel Pump Returns Stink. Literally

The same aroma of fuel that gets our adrenaline pumping at the local race track gives us a distinctly different feeling when we smell it at the front counter.

Too Often, We Focus On An Automotive ‘Problem’ As A Single Part

When presented with a “dead” battery, a customer often blames the battery for the vehicle’s failure to start.

Timing Belt Replacement Is An Opportune Time To Help Your Customer

For the technician, timing belt replacement can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive repair. For the consumer, this translates into a hefty repair bill for a service that may need to be performed more than once during the life of their vehicle. For the parts specialist, it presents an excellent opportunity to sell all the parts and supplies required to perform this often complicated repair.