April, 2009 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Under the Hood: Exterminating Pesky Electrical Parasites

A parasitic draw on the battery means that, while the key is in the off position, something is pulling amperage from the battery.

Undercover: Sensing Dangers: Safety System Diagnostics

How Wheel Speed Sensors Play a Vital Role in Safety System Activation.

Tool Rules: Scanning the Market for Diagnostic Equipment

One thing you can always count on in the automotive repair business is that diagnostic equipment is constantly changing. It must to keep pace with changing automotive technology. So the latest crop of scan tools and code readers have more features, more capabilities and give you more bang for your buck than ever before.

The Real World: ORDER UP!

There’s valuable information hidden within the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Decoding it may mean the difference between the right — and wrong — parts.

TT April ’09 Pop Quiz: Rotors

This month’s pop quiz addresses brake rotors. Choose the answer that best completes the following statements or questions.

Report Card: Feeling at Home in the Shop

Juanita Dodson said the decision to enter the automotive field was an easy one – given that she likes to work with her hands and is motivated to learn new technologies.

Crossword Puzzle: April 2009

Across 1. Ratchet attachments 5. Contact ____, tire’s footprint 8. Rubber seal with circular shape (1,4) 9. Driveshaft components, briefly (1,6) 10. Term for shuddering clutch action 11. Streets, boulevards, etc. 12. Trucker slang for refrigerated trailer 14. Running at minimum throttle 18. Oil pans, in other words 20. Rear-engine motor homes, slangily 22. Suspension-smashing