Shock Absorbers

Cars and trucks have had shock absorbers for over 100 years. However, there are many types, and how they perform varies. In this article we’ll provide a little history, some info on shock absorber design, and provide some thoughts on what to choose for your car or truck. Let’s get started. History Before internal combustion ...

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Why Do Brakes Pulse?

We all know the feeling: You’re exiting a freeway or braking a little harder than usual and you feel the telltale pulsation in your right foot. It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that those rotors you bought have already failed. But maybe not. A pulsation in the brake pedal can have many causes, and ...

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Best 2015+ Colorado/Canyon Leveling Kit

From the factory, the 4WD Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon had a pretty noticable front-rear rake, which can make the truck look like it is nosediving. Luckily this is easy to fix.

Best Ram 1500 Leveling Kit Options

Fixing the severe front-to-rear rake is the easiest way to improve the look of your Ram 1500. Luckily, there are many leveling options available and they are easy to install.

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A/C Repair: The Big Picture

We all know when our A/C stops working: no cold air. Pretty simple. And usually it’s easy to identify the one item in the system that’s causing a problem, like the compressor, a leak in a line, a failed belt, or a leaking condenser. However, there may be other items that cause your A/C to ...

Sprinter OM651 Coolant Contamination

Sprinter 4-Cylinder OM651 Losing Coolant, Limp Home Mode – READ THIS!

We have seen an increasing number of 4-cylinder powered Sprinters (OM651 engine) experiencing coolant loss, “limp-home mode”, and eventual widespread engine issues ranging from temperature control problems to power loss. We’ll go over what is happening, causes and repair procedures in this article.

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ALH Smoke on Acceleration – Common Causes

While it might look cool, smoke is actually just unburned fuel. Smoke means you aren’t taking advantage of all the power and efficiency of your TDI. If your TDI smokes under medium or heavy acceleration, and/or feels underpowered at low RPMs, here is a list of things to check.—

Jeep Liberty CRD Timing Belt Tools

Replacing the timing belt on your Liberty CRD requires a special set of tools.  These are the tools you need to properly remove and replace the timing belt and properly time your liberty crd engine.

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Ceramic Brake Pads – What You Need To Know

Manufacturers are increasingly switching to brake pads using so-called “ceramic” or “ceramic technology”.  This latest evolution in pad design offers many benefits, but also can have some downsides. Here is what you need to know about ceramic brake pads.

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