May, 2013 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Tire Talk: Step-by-Step Tire Repair

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Undercover: How Vehicle Software Is Changing Braking Hardware

There was a time when advancements in brake technology were entirely hardware based. Today, electronics is driving most of the advancements in braking technology.

Service Advisor: Tackling Ford TPMS

Ford embraced Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) as early as the 2002 model year on the Explorer and Windstar. These systems can be direct or indirect.

Report Card: Design Flow — Buick Riviera Concept Vehicle Makes A Splash

GM’s Buick Riviera concept vehicle, which made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2013 in April, combines avant-garde ­aesthetics and advanced technology, including plug-in hybrid electric ­vehicle propulsion, in a single ­package.

Life On The Road: WIX Filters’ Mobile Marketing Program

Extreme driving conditions are part of the job at the helm of the WIX Filters dually pulling the famed WIX H2.

Under The Hood: Changing Maintenance — Addressing Extending Oil And Filter Replacement Intervals

Auto manufacturers, in general, are continuing to reduce vehicle maintenance requirements by extending oil change intervals. But extended oil change intervals are a mixed blessing.

Crossword Puzzle: May 2013

Across 1. Piston chamber 5. Alternator output, briefly 9. Rejuvenate a failed component 10. Exhaust manifold heat ____ valve 11. NASA’s Spirit rover terrain 12. Certain car-plant workers (3,5) 14. Driver of meter-equipped car 16. Engine configuration, e.g. Chrysler Hemi (1,5) 19. Ran on, with ignition off 20. Three-on-the-____ column shifter 23. Electronic diagnostic system,