Tech Tips

In recent months it seems that we have been receiving an increased number of phone calls regarding CVT's on our SMART BLEND SYNTHETICS Tech Service Line. The main question that we are often asked... Read More

As outside temperatures rise so do the operating temperatures of a vehicles' vital components. Keeping a car's coolant system functioning properly is key to helping your customers and their cars... Read More

In today's world, good communication skills with customers can not only help increase your ticket average and customer satisfaction rating, it can also help you identify and prevent potential... Read More

In today's world of rising costs, everything seems to be higher priced and more technically advanced than ever before. The same is true for automobiles and automotive drive components such as... Read More

Often customers may complain of an strange or foul smelling odor when their vehicle's A/C or Heating system blower is turned on. You can just blame it on the kids, but the real cause is mold and... Read More

In recent years Fast Lube operators have identified that by offering power steering flush services they can increase the bottom line, and is relatively simple service to perform. Recent surveys... Read More

Often in our daily activities whether it is in our personal or professional lives, people can become very comfortable in a routine way of doing things. While an organized structured way of... Read More

Recently, a Lube Manager requested technical assistance regarding automatic transmission slippage or late shifting, on a vehicle that his facility recently serviced. The lube Manager explained... Read More

Torque Converter Shudder occurs when the clutch inside the converter on an automatic transmission is being applied and the transition from slipping to locked up does not occur smoothly. The clutch... Read More

In the ever-changing world of automotive technology, professional automotive service providers must be prepared for whatever curve ball is thrown their way. This months tech tip deals with just... Read More

Exactly what is the difference between Transmission Flush Chemicals and will transmission flush products harm or cause damage to a transmission?

This is the most frequently asked question... Read More

Many Original Equipment Manufactures commonly refer to transmission fluids and lubricants by utilizing letters or symbols like SLF, Type F, Diamond SP, Diamond SP II, ATF -3, ATF-4, CVT, Type T,... Read More

SUMMER IS HERE AND THINGS ARE HEATING UP. THIS TECH TIP WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A FEW QUICK DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION IDEAS THAT COULD ASSIST TECHNICIANS IN IDENTIFYING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID... Read More

Power Steering Flush Services On The Rise: In recent years Fast Lube operators have identified that by providing a power steering flush service it will increase the bottom line and is relatively... Read More

Often there are relatively simple solutions to repair what may appear to be BIG PROBLEMS. For example, the automatic transmission Shift Strategy found in Ford F-150 Trucks, containing the 4R100... Read More

I recently received an E-mail from a Fast Lube Operator that proposed a question about Seal Conditioners/Stop leaks in transmission additives. The operator simply ask “Are products that contain... Read More

In time all things change, and the Fast Lube Industry is no stranger to change. One of the major changes in the industry is the way that we perform Automatic Transmission Fluid services. Once upon... Read More

Exactly what is the difference between Transmission Flush Chemicals and will transmission flush products harm or cause damage to a transmission?

This is the most frequently asked question... Read More

A few weeks ago I was attending an automatic transmission service seminar in Atlanta. One of the many topics of discussion was Diagnostic Trouble Codes (or Service Codes). With today’s advanced... Read More