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  • Blog Post: Replacing Worn Rear Shocks on a 2004 Ford F-150 in 8 Easy Steps

    Story and photography by Ryan Lee Price There are many ways to tell if you need to replace the shocks on your car or truck. They wear out over time and the older they get the higher the likelihood of them failing completely. If your car has excessive bouncing, nose dives into stops, pitches into turns...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Brake Complaints and How to Resolve Them

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta I think we can all agree that the braking system is the most important safety device on any vehicle. Since people place such a high value on their car's ability to slow and stop, it is smart to pay attention to brake issues. Let's review...
  • Blog Post: Gasoline Direct Injection

    Gasoline direct injection. (Courtesy of Bosch) A conventional fuel-injected engine supplies all cylinders with a mist-like mixture of air and fuel that is flushed into the cylinders during the intake stroke and ignited by the spark plug. The throttle valve determines how much of the air/fuel mixture...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid Battery Service

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta One of only a few specialized tools necessary to work on a hybrid vehicle -- hybrid electric insulating gloves -- are required for safety when disengaging the battery pack for testing. The biggest obstacle to servicing hybrids is not the purchase of special...