A do-it-yourself battery replacement is a real money-saver but you also have to be responsible with the proper disposal of your old battery. As you advise, I always have my hubby talk to the mechanic because they seem to communicate better about what is needed. I believe women to get charged more on repairs because they don’t know how to ask the right questions. Great post and full of wisdom.
We made plastic injected parts. Little tiny plastic pellets which are stored in gaylords, or big cardboard boxes, get fed into the machine where they get heated up thus melting the pellets. They then get forced into a mold to make a part. There are many different molds in order to make many different parts.
A common fuel pump relay has four electrical terminals or pins sticking out of its base. The terminals in an automotive relay hook up to an internal coil, possibly one or more resistors or diode, and one or more switches or contacts, depending on the particular configuration.
Although the amperage battery drain test has been a popular and reliable technique for some years, it is difficult to implement on many late model vehicles. Many of … Read more
Starting a Chiropractic practice on a budget isn’t easy but it is achievable with time and dedication! You’ll find most car thermostats near the top and to one side of the engine — which makes your job easier — and less frequently toward the lower section of the block. And, while you may need to remove one or two accessories to gain access to the thermostat, you can replace it in your own garage in about an hour or so, using a few simple tools.
Perhaps one of the most important things you’ll need to purchase will be the ‘head unit’ of your audio system. Even if you’re on a tight budget, it’s safe to say your money will be well spent if you decide to spend big here – so do your best to purchase something that’ll last you for a long time. Ultimately, you really won’t regret your purchase once you have a quality head unit in your car.
Geert-Jan Doggen is within SABIC, globally the Senior Business Development Manager for the Automotive Exterior market and the hang-on structures market. In this role, he is responsible to position and promote SABIC’s Engineering thermoplastic solutions in this market. He … Read more
With 150 speakers, a 200,000 sq ft exhibition and 3000 attendees, TU-Automotive Detroit is the world’s biggest conference & expo for connected & autonomous cars. I love the attempt to compare to a doctor. Why don’t we compare to an engineer, or landscaping company, software developer, carpenter…etc. Almost ALL service related jobs have to stop what they are doing, inspect and write up a quote, and lose work from ‘paying jobs’, but yet don’t see the need to charge you just to come out and earn your business.
You can pull the valve cover then plug the coils back in and run the engine, use a hammer handle and push hard on the push rod side of rocker and listen for noise change. You can also back the rocker bolt out a turn or two and SLOWLY tighten back down, noise will get louder when tightening if the roller on lifter and/or cam is bad. I’ve got a pickup load of bad cams from these same symptoms.
We find that the dealers who have low service absorption also suffer from low shop productivity. Shop productivity is defined as the number of hours sold on retail, warranty, and internal repair orders, … Read more
GM Certified Technician on site every day Monday to Friday and some Saturdays, call for appointment. An acorn, rolling into a crevice after a driver stepped on the gas pedal, can keep the throttle open. The driver of a late model Ford truck was taken for a wild ride on a winding country road, and severely damaged his brakes before he could shut off the power.
The OPTIMO is a fresh entrant in the Mahindra LCV segment. Apart from a cargo variant, it also has a tipper option to take on specific applications like sand mining and construction. The Mahindra OPTIMO comes with a warranty of 1+2 years. The cargo variant has a grade ability of 29%, while the tipper has that of 33%.
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On a brisk Saturday in October, Lesane woke up and remembered that he was due for an oil change on the Goulding. A robot swished its way toward him as he rose from the bed. It declared the message straight from the dealership. Because our teams are the best at what they do, AKKA Technologies has a long list of well known clients who have consistently chosen to trust AKKA Technologies with their projects. Our automotive project management expertise enables us to be one of the European leaders on the segment.
There is still so much more to do with this car, but I would hope that you join me in this adventure. Want to find out what I do next? Follow the series on this blog, or check out our YouTube channel Don’t forget to like us on Facebook , and be sure to follow us on Twitter for some exclusive content and updates about what will be happening to this car next! Thanks for stopping by.
Mahindra Electric (formerly Mahindra Reva) represents all that the Group stands for: pioneering innovation, accessible design and technology, and global leadership. To advance the design and production of electric cars worldwide, we … Read more
Dow brings technology-driven solutions from across the company to every major system of the vehicle. This fascinating field is going to grab all commuters’ attention. We foresee that the tendency of more and more on-board devices, Machine to Machine (M2M) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I, V2X) will increase in the upcoming years, so the next generation vehicles will communicate with each other and with the road signs, re-route the trip to avoid traffic jams and collisions.
I have had problems for years with squirrels getting into my truck. They have causes havoc tearing apart wiring harnesses, insulation and stashing their food in the cabin filter intake. After spending thousands of dollars on repairs and hundreds of dollars for the so called solutions; peppermint spray, moth balls etc. I have finally found a solution that works! I purchased a Mouse Blocker and haven’t seen the pesky varmints back since installing it! I appreciate all the help everyone has suggested on this site. If it wasn’t for mention of the Mouse Blocker I may have never found a solution and lost my sanity by now!
Put the customer into the quality loop. Gain insight into real and perceived quality issues by harnessing … Read more
The average hobbyist can do a passable DIY seat repair. Forget ugly duct tape or drawstring seat covers! I vary my repair techniques depending on the nature of the damage. A workshop owner can play god, and I ALWAYS have, because I love the freedom to do so and the way it effects my staff and business in general. This is a part of the job that I love more than I should, as one can be judge and jury on what and who gets through the front door and who gets sent elsewhere. Get this right and you have a higher profit margin than most, the best clientele you could have and an easy business to run.
I had a question which I think you would be able to answer. I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech (which is supposed to be one of the best for this field of engineering) and the main reason I got into this field is because I wanted go into car design, except I don’t have the artistic talent. I have the creative side just not the ability. I was wondering if you could elaborate for me more of how engineers … Read more
Lidar is entering the Solid-State Age. Rotating Lasers are years old, pucks and cubes that provide equal quality to mid-range mechanical systems are what’s new. I HATE RODENTS!!!!!!! My husbands car had an oil leak. Apparently it was the valve cover gasket. Yesterday, my husband had to put a small engine fire. Luckily, he had just bought a case of Miller Lite, and was able to use one to douse the fire. Of course we assumed it was due to the oil leaking, and getting onto something to hot under the hood. So we had it towed to our mechanic, who showed me the teeth marks on the plug wires. He also showed me where one of the wires had been arching off the underside of the hood, which in turn ignited the oil that was leaking. This is the 3rd time the plug wires had been replaced due to their late night snacking! I told the mechanic I don’t understand why they chew my husbands wires but not mine. So we decided to pop the hood on my car….and those little rat b@stds!!!! They have chomped on some of mine also. It is war now!!
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It can be done, even today you can still start an auto shop on a ‘ll need a bit of guts to do it though! Connected to the world it also could become transport on demand. Instead of my personal freedom. Service parts optimization. Hone stocking levels to improve fill rates while reducing returns and idle inventory. Don’t overlook the opportunity to save some hard earned cash. Head on out and check out your local garage sales, estate sales, fire sales, flea markets, trade centers, auctions and more!
Make sure the wires in the circuit are away from hot surfaces and connectors and loads have firm and clean connections. We have proven experience and expertise in complex and large-scale projects for renowned automotive OEMs and their suppliers while maintaining the strictest confidentiality.
It doesn’t seem likely, unless your model gets a different one for the thermostat itself. Check both and see which one fits best, you may have one for a different model. Brand yourself. What I mean is if you’re going to start building relationships with your customers, you really need to stay put for a while. Find an automotive brand you like to work on and stick with … Read more
Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff. To provide a quick turnaround time for vehicle and equipment service/repairs to allow all County of Kauai agencies to perform their duties more easily and efficiently. Well written and to the point. I only wish some of the shops I’ve worked at knew some of this, especially the parts about natural light and enough room. Working in a cramped, dimly lit shop is not fun!
See how our broad family of materials and global development experts can help the automotive industry reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, design, safety, and affordability. hey luciano iam a student of mechanical engineering in india and i will graduate this year in june. i have bagged admission for the industrial design course at DSK ISD in india(year three foundation).How would you rate this school.
NOTE: IF you have a complaint that you cannot settle with an automotive shop manager, different states handle automotive complaints different ways and you’ll need to do a little research before moving forward. Since oil is not an endless energy source … Read more