For 2008 – 2018 Audi/ Porsche/ Volkswagen Models Many newer Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models use a top-button wiper arm with dimensions that are different from the standard top-button. On these applications, the inside dimension of this arm features a lower profile and is slightly longer. Common aftermarket wiper blades will not fit on these…

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The use of synthetic oil has been on the rise for years following the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard’s initiative to have automakers maximize engine efficiency and cut carbon pollution. As a result of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) effort to rapidly increase CAFE levels, the aftermarket is experiencing a…

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The traditional best practice for fuel filter replacement called for 30,000 mile change intervals.  It didn’t matter so much if someone was driving a gas or diesel fueled vehicle – the fuel filter had to be watched either way. As automotive technology has evolved and fuel has become cleaner, change intervals have been extended dramatically…

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Customers rely on professional installers for quality vehicle service and replacement parts, and spin-on oil filters are no exception. From the outside, most spin-on oil filters look similar.  However, there are some significant differences in the quality of the internal components of a spin-on oil filter that can impact the ability of the filter to…

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A clean engine air filter allows for proper acceleration, extended engine life, lower emissions and overall improved engine performance. Your vehicle’s engine requires both fuel and air to create power.  However, to prevent damage to the engine, the air needs to be filtered before it enters the combustion chamber. Your engine air filter handles this…

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As vehicle manufacturers look to improve the impact of vehicles and their parts on the environment, cartridge oil filters are becoming more common. For the professional installer, replacing a cartridge oil filter isn’t a difficult job, but there is slightly more risk when compared with the more common spin-on oil filter. Improper installation can lead…

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