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Serpentine Drive Belt Kit Unboxing

Most technicians and customers understand that the Serpentine drive belt needs to be replaced at some point. Belts are a common maintenance item. At Continental, we encourage belt inspection at regular intervals in order to spot the signs of belt wear. Regular inspections should occur during all oil change maintenance and certainly at 30,000, 60,000

Rotary Releases New Wide Smartlift for ‘Next-Generation’

Rotary says its new Wide Smartlift is one-and-a-half times wider and twice as fast as a standard in-ground lift, providing technicians with greater access and speed to service nearly any vehicle. Rotary says the Wide Smartlift’s redesigned superstructure creates nearly 50% more unobstructed under-vehicle space for easy service of air dams and batteries. The available

CV Joint Replacement Tips

Constant-velocity (CV) joints have been around since the 1980s when front-wheel drive (FWD) came into widespread use. Although some rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles also use CV joints, most are found on FWD cars and minivans. CV joints are used instead of U-joints because they allow the joint to bend at a

Timing Belt Kit Unboxing

Many engines today have two or more belts that will need to be replaced at some point. One is a serpentine belt on the front of the engine that drives the engine accessory such as the alternator and the air conditioning compressor. The other is the timing belt. If the engine has an overhead cam

The Brake Pad Copper Controversy

The controversy around copper in brake pads actually started with fish. If you’ve knit your eyebrows together confused, let me explain: Fish find their way to their homes through smell. Over time, biologists realized that copper in the water could short circuit this critical sense fish used to find home. Then, they started to look

Types of Power Steering Systems

In this video, Tire Review’s Maddie Winer goes over the three different types of power steering you’ll most likely see at your shop in the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

Types of power steering
NRS Brakes Releases Brake Pads for Smaller Kia, Hyundai SUVs

The company will offer galvanized brake pads for the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Soul.

2020 Ford Edge Front Camera Calibration [video]

Babcox Media’s Joe Keene performs a front camera calibration requirement as part of an ADAS video series. This video is sponsored by Hunter Engineering.

Diagnosing Check Engine Lights & Misfires

A flashing check engine light is different from a check engine light that’s lit up and not flashing, and it usually indicates a problem. This content is sponsored by the Automotive Auto Parts Alliance.

The Lowdown on Judder and BTV

Knowing the difference between pulsation/DTV and judder/BTV is critical to solving any brake complaint and avoiding a problem in the first place.

Cavitation: Killer of Water Pumps

Cavitation in pumps is not typically the fault of the water pump itself; rather it is the victim of other problems with the coolant and other components.

JohnDow Adds Penetrating Oil To Chemical Line

Cre-Oil is formulated with more aggressive solvents, wetting agents, and a specialty oil to break the surface tension of rust and corrosion, making disassembly easy, the company says.