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  • Don't do it like this!
    DIY installation of accessories
    I’d like to write this article to all those DIY’ers out there! Yesterday, while experimenting with a project installed on my own vehicle a myriad of previous experiences with DIY installed components crossed my mind. It occurs to me...
  • DVOM diagnosis
    Electrical diagnosis explained
    Accurate electrical diagnosis is one of the most difficult challenges to be found when working on today’s automobiles. Considering the large number of systems that use electricity in order to operate, being able to quickly diagnose...
  • Air conditioning gauge diagnostics
    Air conditioning gauge diagnostics
    In light of the Air Conditioning Service andRepair classes I’ve been conducting the past couple of weeks for VIP Parts, Tires, and Service in the northeast, I wanted to take some time here to discuss the basics of air conditioning diagnosis...
  • Worn brake rotor
    Noise free brake jobs
    As I’ve travelled the country recently, it seems a common topic of discussion has been brake jobs. I also had a very poor experience concerning an improper repair by a local service center on my own brakes recently (yes, I occasionally pay...
  • No-start diagnostics
    The basics of no-start diagnosis
    Fora seasoned veteran, or a backyard novice, no start diagnostics can be a frustrating experience. Whether you live here in the Northeast and it’s the middle of January, or if you live further south where the weather is balmy, a no start...
  • Toyota Prius Bladder Fuel Tank
    Hybrid EVAP system operation
    Continuing the discussion about servicing hybrid fuel vehicles I’ve decided to move away from the hybrid operating system for at least one article, and discuss everyone’s favorite diagnostic challenge….the EVAP system! If you...
  • High voltage gloves
    Hot coolant three days later!
    In the last article regarding automotive repair in Boston, we continued the discussion of making a hybrid vehicle safe to work on. If you are a Boston auto repair facility, be sure to revisit the last article by clicking here www.examiner.com/diy...
  • Servicing Hybrids
    The hidden hazards of servicing hybrid vehicles.
    In the last article regarding automotive repair in Boston, we discussed making a hybrid vehicle safe to work on. If you are a Boston auto repair facility, be sure to revisit the last article by clicking here www.examiner.com/diy-mechanic-in-boston...
  • Car battery
    The quick car battery change
    Changing a car battery is a simple, quick process. Even if you’ve never looked under the hood of your own vehicle before, never fear, below are simple step by step instructions to a quick batter change. Regular car maintenance is necessary...
  • Maf
    Cleaning your mass air flow sensor(MAF)
    Cleaning your Mass Air Flow Sensor(MAF): Hi today I will be teaching you on how to clean your Mass Air Flow Sensor. Most people think nothing of this little sensor located in your intake pipe but in fact its one of the most critical parts of your...
  • 2001 Mercedes Benz 430
    Project brake repair.. Replacing rear pads and rotors on a 2001 Mercedes Benz E-430
    Performing a rear brake job on the 2001 mercedesbenz E-430 does not differ then any other. With the addition of a pad wear sensor, the procedures for performing the job follow the same guidelines and safety precautions related to any type of brake...