AGM Batteries – What You Need to Know

We have written about the AGM battery on several previous occasions, first introducing it to our audience when very few new vehicles were equipped with them, then addressing some of the unique service aspects of the AGM battery versus the traditional flooded lead acid battery. In the time we have…

Flashing, ADAS, Start-Stop – Systems Keep Evolving

This month, we take a dive into three critical areas of change related to the repair and maintenance of vehicle starting and charging systems: module reprogramming, ADAS system repair and recalibration, and Start-Stop systems. Each of these areas are evolving quickly and all have major impacts to the equipment needed…

Rapidly Changing Vehicle Systems – Challenge, Opportunity or Both?

“Every system on the vehicle has undergone a technological transformation – including the fundamental battery and charging system. The higher demands of “Start-Stop” technology, the advances in charging system strategies, and the introduction of new battery designs all require today’s shop owner and technician to be up-to-date on diagnostic and…

The Straight Skinny on Battery Service

When we do a survey article, we typically group them by content, gathering several resources related to a specific service challenge. This month’s article is a grouping of another sort. This month, we are featuring several resources that could be said to be grouped under the heading, “We love to…

Powering the Bat Mechanic

Ed. Note:  We have seen PRO-LOGIX powering some amazing vehicle collections around the US and beyond, but this may be the most interesting and diverse collection yet! We really appreciate Dan sharing his story and letting us know that our products are helping him keep this amazing collection powered up…

Interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver

This month, we feature a guest interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver. Gonzo is an ASE Master mechanic, author, instructor, and writer for several automotive trade publications, including his popular Gonzo’s Toolbox series of articles. He owned and operated Superior Auto Electric in Tulsa, OK for 33 years. We have highlighted…

GM Start-Stop Meltdown

In this month’s spotlight, James from Florida highlights a common issue related to GM Start-Stop systems which, if not managed properly, can result in a variety of issues for the vehicle owner. As he notes, there are several dos and don’ts when replacing the primary battery in such a system.…

BA7 Helps Avoid Frozen Jump Starts

“Nothing special this winter. Late Fall, I always test the batteries, charging systems and starting systems on the cars in this household, plus those of some of the neighbors. It’s nice to know that the batteries and systems are in good condition before you hit those -30˚C/-22˚F mornings in mid-January.…