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  • Blog Post: Oil Change: What is the best maintenance interval?

    by Jim Marotta The 3,000 mile oil and filter change is as much a part of the American car culture as hot rods, car hops and whitewall tires. Whether we perform it ourselves in the driveway or watch while the family “mechanic” puts the car up on the lift and drains the oil, we think of...
  • Blog Post: What You Need to Know About Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

    By Jim Marotta A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) uses electronics to monitor the air pressure inside automotive tires. The system transmits real-time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle using a simple low pressure warning light in the instrument cluster. Luxury becomes...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Rust: Some Chemistry and Solutions

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Left unchecked and in constant contact with oxygen and moisture, rust will eventually convert all available iron into… more rust. Life On Earth Thanks to ... Rust? Approximately 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar system birthed, hydrogen...
  • Blog Post: Why You Need to Maintain Your A/C Recovery and Recycling Machine

    Second in a Series of Occasional Posts on Shop Maintenance Photography and Story by Jim Marotta It's a sweltering August afternoon and an overheated customer comes in saying the A/C isn't working. Earlier this week you convinced him to pay for needed A/C system maintenance. What went...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Rust: Some Chemistry and Solutions

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price updated November 2016 Left unchecked and in constant contact with oxygen and moisture, rust will eventually convert all available iron into… more rust. Life On Earth Thanks to ... Rust? Approximately 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar...
  • Blog Post: Which Antifreeze is Right for Your Vehicle?

    By Jim Marotta Back in the day, no matter which brand you chose, antifreeze was green. The glycol-based formula contained silicates as corrosion inhibitors. You mixed the antifreeze 50/50 with water and poured it in the radiator. As the engine operated, the antifreeze performed its primary...
  • Blog Post: Why You Need to Maintain Your A/C Recovery and Recycling Machine

    Second in a Series of Occasional Posts on Shop Maintenance Photography and Story by Jim Marotta It's a sweltering August afternoon and an overheated customer comes in saying the A/C isn't working. Earlier this week you convinced him to pay for needed A/C system maintenance . What went...
  • Blog Post: Oil Change: What is the best maintenance interval?

    By Jim Marotta Update: This article was first published in 2009. Due to advancements in vehicle and oil technologies, newer vehicles may be designed to go longer between oil changes without compromising the vehicle’s engine or sacrificing performance, while sparing the environment some excess...