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.

Cartridge oil filters are everywhere! Their use in modern vehicles was once strictly European– commonly found in BMW, VW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz cars. Fast-forward to 2022 and you’ll find them used in several United States domestic and Japanese domestic makes and models as well. While there are still holdouts, many automakers have transitioned to cartridge…

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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.

Every breath you take in the car this summer without the protection of a clean, high-quality cabin air filter, puts your respiratory health in jeopardy. It’s been a strange Summer, weather-wise, here in the northeastern US. Everything began beautifully in June with comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine, but quickly devolved into an uncharacteristically cool and rainy July. The rain has finally given way to some sunshine and the heat we’re accustomed to, and many would love to be outside enjoying what’s left of the summer. Unfortunately, there’s a big problem in the air and on the horizon – literally.