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Automotive Industry Issues Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of any automotive industry-related issues, ranging from automotive legislation before the U.S. Congress and other legal bodies around the world, local automotive politics in states, provinces, and cities, as well as broader issues affecting the industry as a whole, including best practices to promote the professional image of the automotive service industry. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Oil Filter Anatomy Myths
01/29/2023 in the Industry Issues Forum
Can - This is the outer can of a spin-on filter. The burst strength is validated by ISO 4548 testing. It's so rare that ANY filter ever fails the burst test that I consider it a non-issue Filter Media - This is the material that actually traps and holds p...
Score One For The Good Guys
01/09/2023 in the Industry Issues Forum
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Integrity Standards?
01/03/2023 in the Industry Issues Forum
This never ceases to amaze me. In our industry, there is an unlimited disparity of false claims presented by a wide variety of trade publications that most shops and Technicians continue to view as "credible sources". Depending on which one you choose to ...
SAE 0W-8 GLV-1 for 2023 Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris
12/14/2022 in the Industry Issues Forum
Yup, SAE 0W-8 motor oil is ready for prime time. ILSAC, even the newest GF-6b can not accomodate anything thinner than 0W-12 so JASO had to develop a new standard based on new testing. JASO GLV-1 replaces ILSA GF6 for all applications that require a 0W-8 ...
Ridiculous Service Intervals
12/14/2022 in the Industry Issues Forum
Every car care edition of my local newspaper states that you must change your air filter every 15,000 miles. Yeah, if my hour long commute is in the desert following a cattle truck... Most shops I have worked at recommend [or demand] a tire rotation every...

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