A shop’s reputation is affected by things like accuracy of diagnosis, quality of the repair, and friendly service. Equally as important is the quality of the parts installed. If the shop does everything right, and the part fails, the customer will ultimately be upset with the shop. When a new part fails, the customer is
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is arguably one of the most effective yet underappreciated advancements in reducing vehicle emissions. Following the introduction of On-Board Diagnostics II (OBD II), the CEL is illuminated continuously if an on-board system monitor has failed a specified number of times and is negatively affecting emissions. If a catalyst-damaging event, such
OE coils are known for their high failure rates. Engine misfires, rough idle, a decrease in power under acceleration, poor fuel economy, and a check engine light are all signs of an ignition coil that has failed. Read along for more technical information on how to diagnose a failed coil, and why the original equipment
SMP offers 258 SKUs for hybrids, 60 SKUs for electric vehicles, and 1,530 SKUs in the powertrain-neutral category.
Standard will meet the demand of the hybrid and EV population with over 4,000 parts available for 150 models.
ABS Unwrapped Anti-lock Braking Systems are intended to do exactly as the name portrays – prevent a vehicle’s wheels from locking up during a braking event. If any of the wheels lock up, the driver has less control of the vehicle and is more prone to an accident. By releasing some brake pressure to the
Included in the release is new coverage for 77 product categories.
Variable Valve Timing Overview In an effort to increase fuel efficiency and elevate performance across today’s vehicles, nearly every manufacturer has equipped new vehicles with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology, also known as Variable Cam Timing (VCT). The primary components in a VVT systems are control solenoids and sprockets. These parts, in conjunction with other
The free, live/virtual technical series presented by Standard’s professional trainers will be geared toward technicians.
The new release includes parts for import and domestic vehicles with gasoline, hybrid, and electric powertrains.
The newest innovation in driver safety is ADAS. This video is sponsored by Standard®.
ADAS keeps you safe by analyzing everything around you. This video is sponsored by Standard®.