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International Lubricants Brings Rustgard to the Market

International Lubricants has introduced the new Lubegard Rustgard Rust & Corrosion Preventive Oil. According to International Lubricants, Rustgard is a wax-based commercial-grade rust and corrosion preventive oil that provides a long-lasting protective barrier for all metal surfaces on parts, tools, machinery, and equipment. Rustgard is available in an 8-oz. (P/N 19508) and 16-oz. (P/N 19516)

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Myers Tire Supply Launches MXP XTreme Performance Tool Line

During the 2022 SEMA Show, Myers Tire Supply hosted a press conference to launch its newest line of tools: the MXP Xtreme Performance line. Paul Johnson, vice president of distribution at Myers Industries, and Sherri Wolford, director of marketing at Myers Tire Supply, announced the new line. The MXP Xtreme Performance line consists of: Myers

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Five Common Mistakes that Make TPMS Unprofitable

TPMS service doesn’t have to be difficult, but there are several factors that can make it complicated. These include multiple sensor choices, application variants, scan tool issues and incorrect installation procedures. One way to avoid these problems and make your TPMS service easier and more profitable is to be aware of common pitfalls that technicians

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Tips for Servicing Tires with Rim Guards

As customer expectations have evolved, demand for larger wheels and lower profile tires to accommodate performance, as well as looks, has come to a fever pitch. Wheel diameters have become larger, and tires have become lower profile. Today, many new pickup trucks now sit on dealer lots with 45 series tires on 22-in. wheels! To

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Understanding New R1234yf Refrigerant

The R1234yf refrigerant that will be required in all new cars next year has actually been found in vehicles since 2014 when Chrysler began using it in the Dodge Demon and Jeep Trackhawk, among others. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to tell with certainty how many vehicles already have R1234yf due to the phasing in the process

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Servicing Tapered Wheel Bearings

You probably haven’t seen tapered wheel bearings in many late-model vehicles. It seems that nearly every vehicle made these days will run some sort of wheel hub assembly. There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is this: ease of assembly. Not assembly for those of us that work on these

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Replacing Weak Springs

No road is entirely flat. Even a small tar strip or dip causes movement in the suspension. This movement is controlled by the spring and dampener. No matter the type of movement, the spring is compressed and then releases the energy into the body, dampener or road. During this cycle, the steel of the spring

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Wheel Bearing Analysis: Why Do They Fail?

Wheel bearings are tiny but mighty. Get this: On a typical passenger vehicle weighing around 3,400 pounds, each pair of front-wheel bearings, as well as the rear-wheel or axle bearings, supports around 850 pounds, depending on the weight balance and driveline configuration. If it’s a 6,000-pound SUV, each bearing might carry about 1,500 pounds. Wheel

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Catalytic Converter Theft: How it Can Affect Your Shop

In the past six months, we have seen a dramatic rise in catalytic converter thefts. Criminals are using lithium-ion battery-powered reciprocating saws to cut the catalytic converters out of vehicles. Criminals are not stealing them for replacement value because it is illegal to install a used catalytic converter unless it’s tested by the Environmental Protection

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CV Joint Replacement Tips

When front-wheel drive first became popular around the 1980s, I wasn’t even alive or thought of. However, constant-velocity or (CV) joints were thought into existence in the industry then, and have been connecting your vehicle’s transmission to its wheels since. Sometimes though, CV joints can fail or wear, usually caused by a torn, cracked, or

Servicing 4×4 Locking Hubs

A 4×4 locking hub is an automatic hub used on many 4×4 trucks to disengage the front wheels when four-wheel drive is not needed. But like, how does it work, and how do you service them if they end up going bad? Let’s go over how a 4×4 locking hub works, what the main problems

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How Can Cars Communicate With Your Shop Equipment?

OEMs do not just manufacture vehicles out of steel, rubber and plastic. They are producing code for software or firmware at a staggering rate. This code is hardly ever finished. As vehicles in the field rack up the miles, they will update the code to cure problems the engineers did not originally anticipate. This code

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