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Strut Service Q&A

A complete inspection lays the groundwork for excellent customer communication and increases the possibility of a sale.

Average Age of Light Vehicles Increases to 12.1 Years

Though older, the number of vehicles in operation (VIO) actually declined in 2020, down to 279 million vehicles.

Vehicle Trade-In Values Climb To All-Time Record High

Trucks retain the greatest value and command the highest trade-in prices of all consumer vehicles in the market right now.

Bug Removal Basics

How to address caked-on insect remains without damaging vehicle surfaces.

CarMD Vehicle Health Index Marks 10 Years Of Reporting

Nationwide and regional rankings educate consumers on common fixes, inform industry for parts forecasting.

Why Vehicle Maintenance Report Standards Are Important

VMRS is an expansive structured system to code maintenance information.

Vehicle Inspection Red Flags

Inspecting these 12 things will keep your customers safe and happy.

VIDEO: CV Joints And Boots Don’t Fail On Their Own

Finding the root cause is essential before beginning this repair. This video is sponsored by GSP North America.

ACEA Oil Specifications: New ‘Sequences’ Mean Better Oil Performance Characteristics

While domestic manufacturers were promising 5,000-mile oil changes on this side of the pond, the oil change intervals in Europe were at 10,000 miles or more.

MACS Tip: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica Control Head Replacement Case Study

In this case study–an excerpt from the MACS Quick Hits training video–Paul DeGuiseppi talks about a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica with a blend mode issue diagnosed to be a problem with the control head. The vehicle ended up being a comeback with the customer complaining about the same issue. Paul goes on to talk about how important the ability to diagnose electrical and electronic issues has become in HVAC repair and service.

GM Anti-Theft Quick Quiz

Have you had a GM vehicle in your shop with one of these issues: no crank conditions, intermittent starting problems, start & stall, engine cranks but no injector pulse, the security light is on but the vehicle starts and runs anyway? If so, take our five question quick quiz and get great tips on intermittent problems that drive you crazy!

Hybrid HVAC Systems Quick Quiz

Do you understand how the HVAC system carries out its job in the complex world of the hybrid vehicle? This quiz on Hybrid HVAC systems test your knowledge on the use of proper testing equipment, and what to look for when dealing with HVAC problems.