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The (Way More Than) Basic Service Bay Battery Charger

The SOLAR PRO-LOGIX Model No. PL2310, a 10 Amp Automatic Battery Charger / Maintainer / Power Supply, provides advanced, versatile service capability for professional technicians. It can provide fast charging capability, long-term storage charge capability and power supply support for a variety of diagnosis, repair and maintenance applications. In other words, it is an all-around MVP in busy mechanical and collision repair shops. When it comes to charging, the PL2310 delivers trademark PRO-LOGIX precision, providing a beneficial custom charge routine to each battery serviced. Charge delivery is customized based on battery type, battery condition, battery state of charge, environmental conditions and more, to ensure that every charge routine results in improved battery condition with restored reserve capacity. With PRO-LOGIX, charging is easy:  simply select the battery voltage, the battery type, your desired charge rate and press “START” to commence the automatic charging routine. The charger does the rest. Plus, it can properly charge all lead acid battery types – Conventional, Maintenance Free, AGM, Gel Cell, Spiral Wound, Deep Cycle and Marine batteries. When it comes to long term storage charging – whether 1 week, 1 month or 1 year – it’s tough to beat PRO-LOGIX. Our models feature an enhanced

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Children’s Mercy Update: Summer 2023

We spent some time earlier this summer with our partners at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City to learn about all that they are doing for children’s health here in Kansas City and beyond. More specifically, we were updated on the great work that they are doing at their Center for Family and Community Connections. In all honesty, to recap everything we learned during our tour and briefing would take a novel. They are an amazing organization, and we were “wowed” more times than we could count during our recent tour. Center for Family and Community Connections (CFCC) We met the team at the CFCC to start our tour. As we have mentioned previously, the mission of the CFCC is to reduce barriers to accessing and engaging in pediatric healthcare. In essence, the CFCC looks at a child’s and a family’s entire health picture and works to create a situation where all aspects of a child’s life work to improve their situation. That starts with nutrition, where they have partnered with Kanbe’s Markets to bring nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables to CFCC families. In addition, they provide a wide variety of shelf stable food products to CFCC families on a weekly

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More Trouble with Key Bling

We’ve touched on this topic once before, but it bears a revisit, we believe. In this case, Michael from Utah recounts the tale of programming a used module on a Nissan Juke. In this case, everything was going along fine until it was time to relearn the keys and mate them to the new module. It was at this point, the wheels came off. Even after cloning the data from the original module to the used module, key relearning was still unsuccessful. After the unsuccessful retry, Michael himself went to the shop to take over for his tech on this tricky repair. Once he was there, he knew right away that the key was never going to relearn in its current state. Read the full story to find out what was causing the problem. Let’s just say that his tech will likely not ever fall victim to this plight again. It might just save you some serious hassle as well. To see the original post at https://diag.net, click on the above screen shot or click here. To access complete forum posts or participate in the discussion requires a membership to the site. There are several membership options available, about which

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Many Years of Trusted Service

“My story is nothing fancy. It’s plain and simple. For around 15 years now, I have used these JNC660 jump starters. I have 3 of them. I bought mine off of the Snap-on tool truck when I worked at Dallas Auto Repair. I keep one in my truck at all times and I have jumped off literally hundreds of vehicles, to include farm equipment, tractor trailers and few passenger cars. I retired in 2016 and here we are in 2023. Everyone knows I carry a JNC660 and a lock out kit. Anyway, bottom line, I have tried a couple other jump starters at the shop I worked for, some cheaper brands. But there is no better jump box to this day. Mine are nearing 10 years old and still hold good charges and still jump off vehicles. Also, when there is a storm like we had just a month ago , where we lost power for most of a day, these jump boxes kept our phones and tablets running. I also kept my GMRS radio running too. How cool is that?” RandyFargo, GA

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Summer Heat is a Bummer

We get it. You’re probably sick of hearing about the heat. At the risk of driving you nuts, we’re going to take a look at the impact extreme heat can have on your vehicle’s starting system, with a specific focus on the battery. The one solace we can offer with this article is that we’re going to provide useful, actionable information that you can use to better manage your vehicle’s health. That’s much more helpful than what you get from the evening news, or at least we think so. When most people think about weather impacting their vehicle, they immediately think about the cold and snow. This is only natural. After all, we’ve been raised on footage of places like Syracuse, NY and Duluth, MN, with snow banks higher than SUVs and frigid temps. It’s true that extreme cold can be problematic, but prolonged extreme heat is actually more harmful to your battery’s health than cold. Ask anyone who lives in Las Vegas or Phoenix how long their typical vehicle battery lasts. (Hint: Not long.) Read on to learn more about the effects of extreme heat on your vehicle, as well as to learn some tips about how to mitigate

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Top Rated Jump Starters – Car and Driver

As anyone who has put a Jump-N-Carry jump starter through its paces would expect, our products have gotten a lot of great reviews and accolades from the professional and consumer trade press. To add to that mix, the folks at Car and Driver did extensive testing of jump starters recently. They came to the same conclusion as other publications, as well as literally millions of automotive enthusiasts, technicians, shops, fleets and tow operators did before them. When it’s time to find the best jump starters in the world, all roads lead to Clore Automotive. Our products were named best portable jump starter (JNC325) and best shop jump starter (JNC770R) of 2023. We really couldn’t have stated our case any better than they did. Our products get it done for everyone from home wrenchers to the folks using these units 20+ times per day in the most extreme conditions imaginable. Check their testing story here. As a quick note on the process deployed in the review/article. We supplied them the two units, plus some product information and specifications details. That’s it. As they note in their story, there was no payment from our side for placement or participation, and certainly not

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Poorly Installed Part Almost Derails the Trip

Here’s a quick diagnostic feel good story, provided by Darren in Arkansas. His customer was about to head out of town on a trip when their vehicle started displaying a Theft Warning. Confused, since the vehicle seemed to be running properly, the vehicle owner called Darren. That’s when the fun began. In this “all’s well that end’s well” tale, Darren had his customer bring the vehicle in and started his diagnostic process. Immediately, he got a bunch of low voltage codes, which led him straight to the battery, where he found some abnormal behavior. Let’s just say that resolving the issue involved undoing the work of an ex-spouse who may have cut a few corners on a previous repair. The good news was, it was a quick blip on the radar screen and the customer was able to make their trip. Darren notes the strange outcome and how the issue presented itself, which is not what you would have expected, hence his desire to share it with the community in the hopes that he could save others quite a bit of time and hassle. Check out the full story by clicking the graphic below. To see the original post at

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JNC660 – The Ultimate Problem Solver

We get many stories from customers on how their JNC660 got them out of a tough situation. These really run the gamut, from professionals using it every day when providing exceptional service to their customers to people in every walk of life using it to power devices as varied as farm gates to c-pap machines. So, this month, we dipped into the mailbag for three very different stories that, together, illustrate the versatility of the JNC660. And, by the way, show just how rugged and reliable it is, day in and day out. Tow Service “Always buy the same jump starter – The JNC660! Love it! Powerful and very reliable! I work for a towing company and it’s our favorite booster in the company. My boss has tried different ones but, I always get the same one, since I know it will always help me and the customers without a doubt.”  Raul – Los Angeles, CA All-Around Workhorse “I have a farm here in Green Forest, Arkansas. We have tractors, zero turn mowers, a 5th wheel RV and a Ram 3500. When the freeze hits here, I end up having to start all of my equipment with my JNC660. I

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Our Favorite Songs about Cars and Driving

The last time we did this (favorite movie cars), we took a lot of grief. We mean, a lot of grief, for not liking what our audience thought we should like. Well, we’ve donned out Kevlar helmets and vests and are ready to take another beating. So, here goes. Please remember that we’re not calling these the best songs about cars and driving, just our favorite songs on the topic. So, if your favorite is Cars by Gary Numan, Drive my Car by the Beatles or On the Road Again by Willie, we mean no offense by leaving those out (although we know that won’t save us any flack, which is fine). Also, we’re including wheeled vehicles of all kinds, as you’ll see below. So, without further ado, here we go. 10. Little Deuce Coup – The Beach Boys You almost can’t write this list without including the Beach Boys. They wrote a lot of great songs about cars and driving, as well as many other topics. Since we can’t stretch our definitions far enough to call a ship a car/vehicle, that eliminates Sloop John B, for our money the best Beach Boys song of all time. Little Deuce Coupe

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70+ Codes and a Total Mess!

OK, we admit, this one is a little longer than our typical resource reference. But, we really believe it is worth your time, as did many commenters on this post by Darren on Diag.net. As is often the case, this diagnostic tale starts with a non-running vehicle that has been seen/inspected/unsuccessfully repaired by several others (6) before reaching our author Darren. After several initial diagnostic steps, including getting background from the vehicle owner, Darren checks for codes and finds over 70 stored. He knows he’s up against it. He then continues his process, including fully charging the vehicle’s batteries (2015 Malibu equipped with start-stop and two batteries). “After an hour or so, I attempt to crank and what do you know it fires right up. Now at this point I was not using my stop watch but not long after starting I hear the starter attempt to engage (mind you the engine is running) At this exact moment I also hear the engine rev up (just like a post start idle flare) This happens a few seconds later and again a few seconds after that where upon the engine dies. I scan for codes, get in some systems – U0100