Transmission Repair Tools and Equipment
10 tips to help you stay safe in the bay

It’s easy to get complacent at any job. Day after day in a routine, there are many things you just do automatically. But when your job includes working under thousands of pounds of steel, complacency can put you in danger. Here’s a quick refresher of 10 tips to help you stay safe when using a

Looking at alignment from a few different angles

It could be argued that modern alignment equipment has seen some of the most enjoyable advancements over any other automotive equipment in recent years. It has become so technician-friendly that many shops are providing no more than a five-minute crash course to new technicians coming in. This makes it easy for seasoned technicians who are

Lubegard announces new Assemblee Goo formula with LXE XP technology

International Lubricants, Inc. (ILI), makers of Lubeguard automotive branded lubricants, announced the introduction and immediate availability of its new and improved Assemblee Goo Blue with LXE-XP. LXE-XP is an advanced anti-wear technology developed by International Lubricants, providing extra protection to metal at the molecular level, according to the company. LXE-XP is now available in both

Debunking three car lift safety myths

Safety is obviously a top concern when it comes to choosing a car lift to hold thousands of pounds above your head. But how do you know if a lift is safe?  In the United States, no government agency tests lift safety. This means that responsibility for choosing a safe lift rests with the purchaser.

Keeping comfortable in the bays: Shop climate and happy techs

Here in the Midwest region of the country, we are in the middle of the short spring season where the temperature always seems to be just right. The bay doors are open, and everyone is happy. It’s not too hot or too cold in the shop. But as we always say in Ohio, give it

Video: Handling a car that won’t start

CC: Why is your customer’s car not starting? Electrical diagnosis always has been a challenge in the shop and nowadays, with electrical systems and computer control being the hub of automotive technology, it’s even more so. Rotating-electrical components, primarily alternators and starters, are more important than ever, playing an integral role in vehicle and electrical-system operation.

Video: Wheel bearing tips and tricks

In this video, Andrew Markel of TD’s sister publication Shop Owner answers the following questions about wheel bearings: Where do I place a stethoscope when listening for a bad bearing? What part should be removed first when replacing a wheel bearing? In what direction should the bearing be mounted in the knuckle?  This video is

A guide to automotive lifts and lifting equipment

“Need a lift?” This greeting isn’t something you hear too often anymore. Sure, hitchhiking used to be common, but it also used to be safe. People were different. Times were different. Now, it’s just too dangerous. Whether you are picking someone up or being picked up, you are potentially taking a chance with your life.

Milwaukee Tool adds tool tray to Packout Modular Storage System

Milwaukee Tool has added a new tool tray to its Packout Modular Storage System. The Packout Tool Tray features Stack or Store functionality, providing modular connectivity with any Packout solution and storage within the Rolling Tool Chest, Rolling Tool Box, XL Tool Box or the Large Tool Box, Milwaukee says. In addition, the Tool Tray

Organization: A matter of patience and planning

I recently read a book about a pair of deep-sea divers who discovered a German WWII submarine off the east coast of the United States. After meeting its demise, it had settled on the bottom approximately 250 feet below the surface. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I learned a

Launch introduces X-431 Throttle III scan tool

Launch highlights the X-431 Throttle III diagnostic scan tool that uses Wi-Fi and SmartLink VCI connectivity. Released in late 2021, it is aimed at assisting technicians with OE-level, accurate vehicle diagnostics, ADAS calibrations, IMMO functionality, remote tech-to-tech collaborative diagnostics, FCA security, gateway access and compliance, heavy-duty truck diagnostics and more. The operation system is based

K-Tool introduces new lighting lineup

K-Tool International has expanded its line of lighting products for professional work applications. The new lighting additions include telescoping underhood lights, work lights, floodlight, headlamps, flashlight with power bank and a rechargeable UV pen light. The lighting line features lumen ranges from 200 and 2,000 lumens. The product line additions, as described by the company, include: