Transformational: Project 13

There are few things in life that can described as transformative: a single event that clearly changes you and the course of everything likely to follow. Something that redefines you both personally and professionally. I just experienced such an event and what you are reading is a manifestation of its impact on me as well…

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Give Me Your Tired And Broken Cars…

The following was written over the Summer and early Fall of 1984. It was the first time I attempted to write anything since I left college to work with my father in the pursuit of a career as a professional automotive repair technician eighteen years earlier. The result of this “State of the Industry Address” was…

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Did You Know? Service Notes: August 2014

Before we begin a discussion focused on performance degradation and the consequences of worn or damaged Struts and Shocks… And, the fact that “like new” performance is dialed in at the factory for just about 50,000 miles… It might be a better idea to start with a quick explanation of just what a McPherson Strut and/or a Shock Absorber…

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Latest Greatest: Implications of the Latest Round of Recalls…

Latest Greatest… Service Notes: August 2014 There’s been a lot on the news lately about the General Motors recall (Multiple recalls, actually…) and rightly so. It’s the largest in automotive history, figured in the tens of millions of vehicles. To compound matters, General Motors has been joined in the quest to see who can generate…

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