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Eight Ways To Get More ROs Completed Every Day

A busy shop is a successful shop. The more repair orders your shop completes in a day: The more money your shop makes The more money your flat rate techs make The less time your customers have to wait In other words, everyone’s happy. You may be thinking, “My shop is open for a set […]

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Common Coolant Additives, And How They Can Damage Your Engine

Throughout history, many things have been switched from organic to inorganic materials. When it comes to coolant, the opposite is true. Older vehicles used inorganic coolant, but that meant the coolant needed frequent replacements. Since frequent replacements increased maintenance and ownership costs, automakers switched to organic coolants. Modern coolants contain three main ingredients: Water Antifreeze […]

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Inorganic vs Organic Coolant – What’s The Difference?

In general, there are 2 different kinds of coolant: inorganic and organic. What’s the difference between these types of coolants? Which one is right for your car? Read on to find out. What Is Inorganic Coolant? If you were around last century, you may remember that bright green was the color for coolant. Green coolant […]

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New Timing Belt Already Squeaking? Here’s What You Should Check

Did you just install a new timing belt, and it’s already making a squeaking noise? Since a timing belt has teeth, it can’t slip. Something else is the problem. This troubleshooting guide will help you pinpoint the cause of the noise. Ruling Out The Timing Belt Tensioner And The Idler Pulleys Sometimes the noise isn’t […]

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Water Pumps 101 – What You Need To Know

As an extension of GMB’s commitment to high-quality water pumps, we have produced a variety of content for DIYers, installers, and service advisors to reference and share with customers as needed. It’s our hope that these materials give you a better understanding of the GMB water pumps you’re working with and can help you troubleshoot more […]

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Help Your Customers Prepare For Winter Road Trips

 This article was originally published on Counterman.com When it comes to road tripping in the winter, it’s important to be prepared. Even the most careful driver should take extra precautions before a winter road trip. Over 70% of roads in the U.S. are located in snowy regions. Twenty-four percent of weather-related car accidents happen on […]

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The Practical Limits of Coolant Testers

This article was originally published on Counterman.com An unhealthy cooling system can drastically shorten an engine’s lifespan. That’s why it’s important to test both the coolant and the mechanical components of the cooling system.

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Do Water-Pump Lubricants Really Work?

This article was originally published on Counterman.com While some additives can be good for your cooling system, not all additives are. There are some additives that are just snake oil. A good example would be additives that claim “water pump lubrication” as a benefit.

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