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10 Reasons Why This is Not Your Grandfather’s Shop Anymore

10 Reasons Why This is Not Your Grandfather’s Shop Anymore

There are at least 10 reasons why “This is not your grandfather’s shop anymore”. In this series, we’ll have a look at some of the advances in the industry that have occurred over the years and how they have affected the way we do our jobs.

What You Need to Know About a MAP Sensor

What You Need to Know About a MAP Sensor

The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor is used by the powertrain control module (PCM) to monitor intake manifold pressure. Since pressure is inversely proportional to vacuum, the PCM can also determine engine vacuum and load from the MAP sensor signal. In some...

Advantages of Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Advantages of Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Since the early 1970s, some form of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has been used to reduce harmful exhaust emissions in vehicles sold in North America. These EGR systems range from earlier versions that were operated simply by using ported engine vacuum to...

When to Replace the Transmission Fluid Filter

When to Replace the Transmission Fluid Filter

Transmission fluid filters are commonly known for keeping contaminants out of the transmission fluid. However, there are some types of problems which can affect the filters and prevent them from functioning properly. Listen for Excess Noise In case you hear any...

What is Truth?

What is Truth?

We work in an industry where defining right and wrong can sometimes be challenging.

Is the A/C Needed During Winter?

Is the A/C Needed During Winter?

For most people, winter is usually the time of year when the A/C in their cars is kept at bay. Others think it is the period of the year when they have to stop running the A/C to increase its lifespan. But is this a good idea?

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Be Wary of Fast Moving or Stalled Parts

Be Wary of Fast Moving or Stalled Parts

To ensure you stay safe and alive, never perform work on a running vehicle, especially near any moving parts, such as belts, fans, or the wheels.

Colored Chevy Engine Oil

Colored Chevy Engine Oil

Before a late-model vehicle’s engine oil change, a technician may notice that the engine oil has a yellow-green or orange tint that could be mistaken for crankcase contamination.

Chevy Engine Abuse

Chevy Engine Abuse

Do you have a Chevy Cruze that’s unexpectedly broken a flywheel or crank pulley bolt? This is a failure that might be somewhat confusing unless you have this information.

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2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest Launched

2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest Launched

Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing announced the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest and opened applications for the opportunity. The teams added to the big news by announcing an additional twist for the 2019 contest.