2007 Editions Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Service Advisor: Time to Make a Tool Decision

Discovering special tools to change timing belts

Service Advisor: A Plug’s Life

How to Read Spark Plugs

Real World: Rich Evans – Driven To Succeed

Show-stopping design work has made Rich Evans into a bit of a celebrity

The Real World: A Juiced-Up Orange Mazda That’s Ready for the Track

A Mazda RX-7 Gets a makeover from two juniors at Medford Vocational Technical High School, Medford, MA

The Real World: On the Career Fast Track

, are on the “fast track” to a career in the automotive industry.

The Real World: Engaging Technicians

How One Trucking Fleet Company Handles Technician Issues

Report Card: Performance Tips From a Model Student

Chloe Picart, an 18-year-old student at Lincoln Technical Institute, studying automotive technology, said she loves the idea of being a girl in a male dominated industry.

November 2007 Pop Quiz

The following T2 Pop Quiz tests your knowledge of Oxygen Sensors. Choose the one answer that best completes the following statements or questions.

The Rotary Engine Turns 40

On May 30, 1967, Mazda launched the world’s first twin-rotor rotary-engined car, the Mazda Cosmo Sport. The company now celebrates that engine’s 40th anniversary. In these past 40 years Mazda has produced nearly 2 million vehicles powered by the rotary engine. It was not until 1970, however, that Mazda sold rotary-engine-equipped cars in the United States. That was the 1970 R100; it was followed by the RX-2, RX-3,
RX-4 and RX-5 Cosmo. Incidentally, the 1970s even saw Mazda install the rotary engine in its Rotary Pickup truck.

Service Advisor: Things Are Heating Up!

A fairly recent entrant into the tool side of the collision repair industry is the heat inductor. Well, it’s nothing new really. Heat inductors have been around in various industries for about 100 years and are commonly used in the manufacturing process for things like case hardening of gears and shafts. They’re also used in cook tops on stoves to allow a quicker, more even heat. But heat inductors are relatively new to the collision repair industry.

Undercover: Brakes 101

Topics To Cover –
Inspection checklist, Servicing, Rotors and Drums, Linings and Brake Fluid