February, 2014 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Coming of Age: Dodge Cummins Diesel

When you hear the name Cummins, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of the time, if you have any knowledge of trucks, a Dodge truck is the first thing that comes to mind. The Cummins diesel engine has always had a great reputation for reliable diesel power. Though the Cummins diesel

Brake Job: 2000-’06

The third-generation Hyundai Elantra is the vehicle that put the Korean automaker on the map. With a roomy interior and a reliable drivetrain, the Elantra sold well to a wide ­demographic of import and domestic buyers. The brake system, for the most part, is generic and not difficult to service. In this article, we’ll be

Crossword Puzzle: February 2014

Across  1. Drivetrain components 8. Imported petroleum (4,3) 9. Palindromic brake component 10. Racers’ quick-service areas 11. Ominous engine sound 13. Speed ____, tire-sidewall info 15. Oxygen ____, exhaust-manifold item 18. Tire’s tread-sidewall junction 19. Engine anti-leak device 22. Unpaid car-plant worker 23. Sidewall height-to-width ratio 24. Radiator diagnostic procedures (8,5) Down  1. Interstate-patrolling officer

Toyota Unleashes FT-1 Concept

Toyota virtually blew the doors off the North American International Auto Show with the reveal of the stunning FT-1 sports car concept. First devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, FT-1 leapt from the screen to the stage in a race-inspired press conference at the show’s COBO Hall. According

Maintaining Proper Fluid Levels

Several factors are driving modern fluid maintenance services. And these influences will shape the work you perform at a shop or dealership upon graduation. One of the biggest changes over the years is the increase in a vehicle’s service life. Today’s modern vehicle’s service life often extends to well over 200,000 miles and good fluid

Investing Wisely: Choosing the Best Scan Tool for Your Needs

A scan tool is absolutely essential for diagnostics on today’s vehicles. You need a scan tool not only for diagnosing engine, emissions  and transmission problems, but also for troubleshooting virtually any system that has electronic controls. A scan tool is needed not only for reading trouble codes, sensor PIDs and other system information, but also

Applying for a Scholarship Tips and Tricks

Have you considered applying for a scholarship to help off-set the cost of your college or trade school education? With the costs of secondary education rising, it makes more sense than ever to use scholarship money to help you lower the overall cost of your education. The less student debt you have upon graduation, the