Four Quality Tools Applicable to Auto Shops

Four Quality Tools Applicable to Auto Shops

If you’re trying to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations, there are quality tools that can help. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to use 5S, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) diagrams, suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, and...
Battery Service and Testing

Battery Service and Testing

Today’s automobile batteries are the power source that collects and stores the electricity a vehicle needs to operate reliably. Automobile batteries consist of a plastic casing filled with sulfuric acid, electrolyte and lead plates that are capable of lasting...
Brake Fluid – Should it be Changed?

Brake Fluid – Should it be Changed?

Most brake fluid that is in use today is glycol-based. It naturally absorbs moisture that is present in the air at about 1.5% to 3% each year. In very humid climates, this rate can be much higher. Moisture can accumulate in the brake lines through microscopic pores...
The Power of Octane

The Power of Octane

While octane ratings specifically refer to the quality of gasoline, many consumers do not know what these ratings mean, how they affect their vehicles, or how they are calculated. As an auto tech, you are familiar with octane ratings, but you may be unaware of some of...