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Engine Stop-Start Systems Explained

Once only found in the realm of hybrid-electric models, Stop-Start systems have now become common technology found on luxury and economy vehicles alike. Many vehicle systems were rethought and revamped as a part of the adoption of engine Stop-Start, with both mechanical and electrical components

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7 Reasons Why You Need a New Battery Charger

We have been saying for several years that, if you own an older battery charger, you should be seriously thinking about replacing it. There were many reasons for us to make this suggestion, but we believe that those reasons have now hit such critical mass

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The Need for Clean Power During a Programming Event

A few years ago, we posted an article about the need for clean power during diagnosis and on-vehicle maintenance and repair. This includes diagnosing electrical system components, such as fuses, relays and more. It also includes repairs to electronic systems, such as electronic brake jobs,

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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

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Q&A Related to Jump Starter Health

­ We get a lot of phone calls, email inquiries, Facebook posts and blog comments related to jump starter health. After “Where can I go to buy your products?,” it is probably the question most frequently asked of us. Sometimes, the question is very specific,

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Our Favorite Movie Cars

It has been a long, tough winter for most parts of North America, so we thought that we’d lighten things up in this month’s newsletter. We’re counting down our favorite movie vehicles (and one mostly TV vehicle). We know these lists are subjective in nature,

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What You Need to Know About Batteries

Last month, we said, it all starts with the battery. We thought that, in light of the frigid temps that are wreaking havoc on batteries across North America, we’d delve deep into the world of batteries, setting it straight and debunking myths with the help

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Back to Basics: The Winter Edition

With the drop in temperatures, winter brings on a major increase in the incidence of starting and charging system issues. This is often due to the cold exposing battery weakness but can also be caused by a variety of other problems. This month, we’ll make

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Does Mother Nature Have It In for Cars?

Vehicle owners have a lot to worry about: increasing fuel prices… aggressive drivers… the cost of keeping a vehicle on the road… red light cameras… enormous potholes… even dibs when it snows. For most drivers, animal attacks of any kind would be at the bottom

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