National Mechanical

Common surfaces for carbon buildup are (1) back of intake valves and (2) intake runners. (Photo courtesy of Robert Bosch LLC)
BROADVIEW, Ill – Driven by strict emission laws and a growing demand for low fuel consumption, an increasing number of vehicles equipped with gasoline direct injection systems (GDI) are now being seen on roads today.  However, a common complaint about these vehicles has been the buildup of carbon...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions, one of the nation’s leaders in remanufactured products, announces the availability of its remanufactured Subaru 2.5L boxer engine. This SOHC four-cylinder engine is available on exchange for the following vehicles: 1999-2010 Impreza/Forester 2000-2009 Outback/...
MEMA and AASA are calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure that its “Framework for Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices” do not unintentionally limit access to vehicle diagnostics and telematics. Representatives of the two associations reviewed the...
The Power Tool Institute (PTI), one of the leading organizations for power tool safety resources, information and education, has launched its new website: powertoolinstitute.com. PTI’s new site features mobile compatibility and easy access to specific safety information for various tool types,...
Ryan Hochmiller, outgoing CAR president, kicks off a daylong event in January that featured industry speakers, trade exhibits, and general meetings.
Denver—Attendees at the annual meeting of the Colorado Automotive Recyclers (CAR) on Jan. 23 at the PPA Event Center were treated to “best practice” presentations from key recycling industry leaders, along with a trade show, general business sessions, and networking opportunities.    Outgoing CAR...
Mitchell 1’s new Scheduler allows shops to visually understand their workload, commitment of resources and avoid building conflicts into its schedule with an easy-to-view visual interface.
Las Vegas—Mitchell 1 has recently noted several milestones for its line of integrated software solutions for improving shop productivity and profitability, and along with marking those occasions, it has introduced several product upgrades and enhancements. “We’re concentrated on building awareness...
“Selling diagnostic services is not about overcharging a customer, it’s about properly charging for a service that is the most expensive labor operation shops perform,” says Jeremy O’Neal.
Las Vegas—A service advisor’s job is to help customers protect the investment they’ve made in their vehicle and to keep it running in the most affordable way, says industry trainer Jeremy O’Neal. “If sales is perceived that way, advisors aren’t selling, customers are buying,” said O’Neal, who...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jan. 13, 2015 – In a post-show survey, 93 percent of attendees rated AAPEX 2015 as having met or exceeded their expectations, with nearly 43 percent noting that AAPEX “far exceeded” their expectations. AAPEX 2015, which was held in November in Las Vegas, featured an all-new look...
CARDONE Remanufactured Diesel Particulate Filters.
Philadelphia—In a continuous effort to provide new product solutions to its customers, CARDONE Industries is pleased to announce the release of A1 CARDONE Remanufactured Diesel Particulate Filters. Advanced exhaust systems on diesel vehicles play an integral role in reducing emissions to an...
Madison, Ind.—Battery-operated vehicle lifts are fast and convenient. Their DC power units drive quick rise times, and battery-powered mobile column lifts provide heavy-duty technicians with complete portability. All battery-powered lifts work during power outages, so there is never any risk that a...

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