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Farhad's Summer Driving Tips What are some things you could do to reduce your impact this summer? Another winter on the books! Those road trips you planned are right around the corner. As you're gearing up for summer driving travels, there are a few things you should keep in mind to reduce your impact. Reducing your environmental impact is like, really important. If nothing else, these tips will reduce your MPG and save you some cash-o-la.  1. Drive The...

There's a seal on the front axle? The front differential axle allows your tires to rotate. Inside the axle casing is differential fluid - this keeps the parts running smoothly.  Sometimes the seals that keep the fluid trapped leak due to wear and tear. These leaks can cause friction and damage to the components inside. Here’s a step by step on how you fix the broken seal. To start, let's focus on the passenger side axle we'll be replacing. Unbolt the...

What the heck is an EVAP Canister? A rough breakdown of the Evaporative Emissions Control System and what happens when it's dirty. The Evaporative Emissions Control System. An Evaporative Emissions Control System works to trap emissions and fuel vapors released by your car. If we suspect something is wrong with the EVAP system, we’ll use an OBD2* monitor to check for fume leaks.  Most EVAP systems have four items: a purge valve, a vent valve, a pressure sensor and a canister....

What's a bead seating tool and when would we use it? Let's talk tires. Tires come in all sizes and styles. Some are large, some are small. Some are for mudding, some are for the road. Some are meant for summer, some are meant for winter. Some have tread...

https://youtu.be/r5_EWx-TJw4 Well, for starters, they both diagnose problems. But did you know they sometimes use the same tools? In this video, Mike uses an oscilloscope to diagnose an issue with this Honda's distributor. The one in this video is an oscilloscope. This device measures electricity, it’s used for viewing oscillations of electrical voltage or current.  We use them on cars to diagnose complex electrical issues. In this particular example, Mike is using the device to diagnose a faulty distributor...

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