October 2022


We can't wait to see you for our 2022 Aftermarket Jackpot Convention next week!

WIN A TRIP TO HAWAII! Continue to earn entries with your Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper purchases in October and November.

30 Grand Prize Winners and their guest will be headed to

Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2023!


Bad Passwords and 8 Other Cyber Security Errors to Avoid

Have you heard a story about a large company suffering a cyber attack and thought to yourself, "I'm glad that we are too small to worry about that"? Well, I'm sorry to tell you that you absolutely do need to worry about cyber attacks on your auto repair shop. 

The truth is, small businesses are much more likely to be targeted. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to protect your business. 

Check out this article from Repair Shop Websites on how to protect your business.

How Would You Like To Voice Control Your Shop?

The future is here. A new device allows instant feedback for automotive technicians - providing answers for technical questions and problem-solving situations.  

Click here to read more!


Need Help with Fall Social Media Ideas?

Fall is here! Take a look at some of the social posting ideas we've created just in time for fall. Jumpstart or amplify your existing online presence with fun and engaging posts.


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October Maintenance IQ:

Overfilling oil is not a good thing on a modern engine. It’s actually worse than underfilling a car. So, when you’re doing an oil change on a vehicle with a cartridge oil filter, that’ll typically be mounted high up in the engine bay, you need to make sure that you take the cap, turn it until a relief comes into sight, it’ll be in the service information, and the oil will drain down into the oil pan, because typically, the filter will lift off the drain-back valve. And from there, you can drain all of the oil out of the engine. This way, you’re going to get a complete oil change and you won’t have a message for overfilled oil.

Learn more about not overfilling oil.

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September Tech IQ:

You just finished rear brakes on a vehicle, and now you must adjust the parking brake. You have an electric parking brake, which is automatic and it engages when the system deems it needs to be on, and it’s also activated by a button on the dash, and you have the old school pedal underneath the dash or the lever in the center console. You need to adjust this to make sure that the brakes function properly. Some will automatically adjust, but only so much. So, what should you do?

Let's learn more about servicing rear parking brakes!

Testing and Troubleshooting a Starter

Need tips testing and troubleshooting a starter? Click here for a quick video from BBB Industries. 

POP QUIZ: A customer states the TCS traction control system's warning light sometimes flashes while accelerating from a stoplight. Technician A says the TCS system controls wheel spin while accelerating on slippery surfaces. Technician B says it is normal for the warning light to flash when the system is active. Who is correct?

A) Technician A

B) Technician B

C) Both A and B

D) Neither A or B

View the answer. View explanation.

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