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Beating Around the Bushings: Suspension & Steering Joints

Beating Around the Bushings: Suspension & Steering Joints

When diagnosing all-aluminum vehicle suspensions, technicians must consider the other components that may may be affected by the bushing installation process, or, based on the age of the replaced bushings, are likely to also need replacement soon.

May 5, 2015 | Reply More
Perfect Brake Service

Perfect Brake Service

If you’re just “hanging pads” without doing a careful inspection and evaluation of the whole braking system, you’re doing both your customer and your shop a disservice.

April 25, 2015 | Reply More
the bimmer pub april 2015

the bimmer pub april 2015

  • Perfect Brake Service
  • Beating Around the Bushings
  • Good Money in Maintenance
  • Aluminum Panels
April 15, 2015 | Reply More
Airing Out the Problems

Airing Out the Problems

In the first year of the new millennium, BMW introduced a new air suspension on its X-Series vehicles. This compensates for load by controlling the ride height of either the rear axle, or all four wheels in later versions.  But what do we do when they stop working?

April 18, 2014 | Reply More
Missing the Point

Missing the Point

OBD II has spoiled us. When we were kids, we had to find misfires BY OURSELVES! Now drivers have a blinking Malfunction Indicator Lamp and diagnostic trouble codes telling us which cylinder is in trouble. You would think that would make our job easier, but we still need to find the cause.

April 4, 2014 | Reply More