September 2017 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Finish Line: Infiniti ‘Prototype 9’

Reimagining the 1940s Infiniti Grand Prix racecar, the Prototype 9 concept goes back in time to fuse advanced technology with traditional craftsmanship.

Brake Pad Wear Guide

Even Wear Pads have equal amounts for friction material, within 2-3mm, on both pads. Cause: • Brake caliper and connected hydraulics are operating properly. Solution: • Replace the brake pads. • Replace hardware including abutment and anti-rattle clips. • Service caliper guide pins and slides. Outer Pad Wear The outboard brake pad shows increased wear

The Body Work Evolution Of Masking Solutions

To start, let’s loosely define the purpose of masking. I would sat it’s to protect the masked object. Protect it from what? In the paint shop, we focus on overspray protection, but there are other activities in the body shop that make protecting the masked object necessary.

Auto Body Tech Tips: Eliminating Sealer Creep

Many have eliminated the need for a wet-on-wet sealer by finishing off the 2K primer with a finer grit sandpaper, but sometimes it’s still prudent to seal a repair prior to refinishing. You don’t want to experience the dreaded “sealer creep” in a door jamb, where the sealer’s edge is exposed rather than covered with

Diagnosing Brake Roughness For A Lasting Repair

Warped rotors are probably one of the most common complaints from drivers coming into any shop that does brakes. The less confident or sophisticated driver may complain that when he hits the brakes, “the pedal pulses,” “the vehicle chucks during a stop,” or “it shakes my teeth during braking.” Generally, a quick turn of the

2012 Hyundai Sonata: Intermittent Poor-Run, Hard-Stop Complaint

Let’s look at an intermittent poor-run, hard-start complaint on a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. This car came into the shop by way of a body shop with which we work closely. One thing you learn quickly is that body shop clients can be harder to please than on the mechanical side. It might be that they

Why TPMS Sensors Fail

More than 103 million vehicles on the road today have direct TPMS systems. With the average vehicle being more than 10 years old, a vehicle with four TPMS sensors will likely have all of its TPMS sensors replaced during its lifetime. This is the service opportunity of the decade and you should not let it

Career Corner: Make The Most Of Attending Career Fairs

Job fairs give you access to companies that you may not be able to access any other way. They also give you the ability to talk to multiple companies all at the same time. By speaking to an actual representative of a business, you may get a glimpse into the company’s culture to see if