Alternative Mazda Diagnostic Connection

With the Mazda platform, the most common scan equipment on the market would be the IDS, Snap-On, MAC, Autel, Launch, etc. Most, if not all, can read the entire network(s) of the installed controllers and also include bi-directional control(s). What about ELM327...
Business Software Part Two

Business Software Part Two

July’s Front Counter Mechanics discussed the Microsoft Office suite of products. The article was published not because we at Import Service own lots of Microsoft stock (Don’t we wish!), but because Office has become the standard of business informati… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? Click here to register […]

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Vetronix Mastertech: Asian Software

Vetronix Mastertech: Asian Software

Planned obsolescence was once a fact of life in dealer showrooms. Last year’s models automatically looked outdated and tired, just as soon as the new models and the new advertising were released. Those who bought into the ‘new is better’ sales pitch … Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? […]

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“Simon Says …” Part Two

“Simon Says …” Part Two

As we learned in Part One of this article (Import Service, June 2000), we owe Georg Simon Ohm a debt of gratitude for the electrical principles he published in 1827, which later came to be known as Ohm’s Law. These principles explained in mathematica… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log […]

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Daimler-Benz Multilink Suspension

Daimler-Benz Multilink Suspension

A big advantage to being the first to solve a complicated problem is that you get to patent the simplest solution, so anyone who wants to achieve the same effect has to do it in a more complicated and less elegant way. For independent rear suspension… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have […]

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Marketing Your Repair Shop

Marketing Your Repair Shop

A lot more goes into running a successful automotive repair shop than simply renting some space and hanging out a sign. At least some time must be devoted to attracting and keeping customers. This activity can be loosely described as “marketing your … Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? […]

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Brake Dance: Honda Brake Service Tips

Brake Dance: Honda Brake Service Tips

When it comes to doing a quality brake service on Hondas, some folks are tripping over their tap shoes. How much difficulty is there in hanging a new set of pads or shoes? Turning rotors? There aren’t too many fancy dance steps involved in either, ar… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have […]

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Turn Up The Heat: Summer 2000 A/C Report

Turn Up The Heat: Summer 2000 A/C Report

For so long and so often, you’ve heard R-12 supplies are running out, you’ve probably stopped believing it ever will happen. EPA officials at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) 2000 convention don’t blame you, but they say they have hard numb… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? Click […]

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