We recently created a Technical Service Bulletin for a specific part number that Premium Guard, Inc. supplies to a private label brand. The private label customer was previously buying a different filter from a well-known aftermarket filter manufacturer, who produced this particular filter to different specifications than we do. In short, we produce the filter to OEM specifications, and they did not, which led to confusion and a little angst in the bays where vehicles were being serviced.

Technicians hear it all the time “work smarter, not harder”.  Easier said than done when you have jobs backed up and eager customers waiting to get back on the road.  Achieving the “work smarter” goal is not easy but with seemingly small incremental steps it is possible to improve workflows and get things done faster while keeping quality levels high.

A couple of weeks ago we were alerted to a probe that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened to investigate reports of 2018-2020 RAM 6.7L diesel trucks stalling without warning, while operating at speeds of 25mph+. This probe has been ongoing since 2019 with full cooperation from Stellantis – formerly known as…

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The Chrysler Pentastar V6 oil filter housing and cooler assembly for 3.2L and 3.6L engines can become warped, brittle and crack over time with constant exposure to engine bay heat. This serious flaw in the design of the Pentastar oil filter housing and cooler assembly often result in severe oil and coolant leaks and can have catastrophic consequences.

IPC Global Solutions has published their annual ECOGARD Filter Application Guide. Available to aftermarket distributors in North America and beyond – ECOGARD offers a complete line of filtration and wiper blade products from IPC Global Solutions. The 2021 ECOGARD Filter Application Guide includes coverage for automotive and light-duty applications from 2007 to 2021.

At first glance, the all-new Mopar 68507598AA cartridge oil filter looks like most other cartridge oil filters used in passenger or light-duty vehicles. There’s a filter element, a couple of O-rings and a normal looking plastic oil filter housing cap. That’s pretty much where the similarities with other cartridge filters end. So, what’s different? …and…

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Born out of market need for high quality, cost effective product, ECOGARD is the aftermarket’s top solution for filters and wiper blades. The filter business is notoriously a commodity driven market and back in 2011 we saw a unique opportunity to disrupt the status quo by creating something that was much more than just another filter program in the value segment.