It’s a good bet that some of your customers consider their Mercedes-Benz vehicles a fashion statement. Maybe they’re wild about some particular wheel and tire combination that’s impractical, maybe even unsafe. What do you do?
In 2000, the U.S. government responded to serious issues related to automobile tire safety with the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation) Act. This mandated that an elaborate computer-controlled system had to be added to every passenger vehicle to monitor tire pressures. It’s our job to keep these systems up and running.
Here are the basics of wheel bearing diagnosis and service, as well as some old-time wisdom and techniques that used to be a little more commonplace prior to the information age. We’ll focus on the fixed-preload cartridge style wheel bearings that are most common in modern vehicles.
These wonderful diagnostic devices have been around since the early ’80s. The best pro-level versions are incredibly powerful now, but there are much less expensive specimens that are very practical, too
Tire Pressure Monitor Systems (TPMS) can be a confusing issue for technicians. Here are some recent updates and clarifications from Nissan to help you better understand and service Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.
An improperly-repaired tire can lead to more than just customer inconvenience — it can result in a sudden failure with life-threatening consequences, not only for the vehicle’s occupants, but also for everyone sharing the road.