April, 2013 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
The Auto Tech’s Handbook: An Insider’s Guide To Life In The Repair Business

Being a winner in the shop requires more than just technical skills. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the repair business, recognizing the true value of your customers and delivering great service are equally as important.

Fuel For Thought – Issues That Pertain To “Bad Gas” In Today’s Market

Bad gasoline is not a myth. Fouled fuel found in a vehicle tank can usually be linked to a few suspects — it either came from the refinery, the distributor or the filling station down the street from your customer.

Recognizing Runout And Disc Thickness Variation – Tips To Decrease Comebacks

Replacing rotors on every brake job is not a cost-effective or efficient way to perform brake service.

Bearing Straights – Diagnosing Brinelling And Non-Noise Bearing Failures

In the good old days, most serviceable wheel bearings were maintained at least every 25,000 to 30,000 miles during a brake job. During this process, the races, stub axles and cages could be inspected for damage and replaced, if necessary.

Deciphering the Da-VIN-ci Code

Making heads or tails of the all-too-important 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number.

Report Card: Evolution Revolution — Acura’s Next-Gen NSX Concept

Acura’s NSX Concept is highlighted by clean, modern and simple surfacing and edgy details that communicate a supercar attitude into a high-tech feel.

Crossword Puzzle: April 2013

Across 1. Helical fastener formations 5. With 13-Across, Michelin or Goodyear products 8. Palindromic disc-brake item 9. Pre-owned vehicle (4,3) 10. Oil-cartel acronym 11. Cold-start engine speed (4,4) 13. See 5-Across clue 14. Circular-rubber sealing devices (1,5) 17. Auto assembly-plant need (3,5) 19. Dipstick marking 22. Stopwatch-monitored Indy interval (3,4) 23. Electric or air-powered noise

Real World: Great Motorcycle Racing Events For Those on a Budget

There are few places left in motorsports where the backyard mechanic with virtually no budget can still compete and earn a national or even a world record.