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How Do I Know Which Windshield Wiper Blades I Need – and How to Install?

April 20th, 2017|

Wipe Away Those Tears of Frustration. Quick Videos Make it Easy. Trico is putting an end to windshield wiper installation confusion. Installing windshield wipers isn’t difficult, but there can be a few sticking points. First, [...]

Register Now for Free $5,000 Scholarship! (Thanks Blue Streak & Intermotor!)

April 7th, 2017|

Two of SMP’s brands, Blue Streak and Intermotor, are investing in the future of the automotive industry by helping four students pay for school! Intermotor and Blue Streak are each offering two $5,000 scholarships to [...]

Why and When to Change Antifreeze / Coolant: 4 Easy Antifreeze Tests for the DIY Mechanic

February 2nd, 2017|

Antifreeze / Coolant serves a critical role in engine operation. It circulates through the radiator and dispels heat, to keep the engine from overheating – while also transferring heat to the heater core, where it [...]

How well do you know SUSPENSION & STEERING?

November 16th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Suspension & Steering with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers [...]

How well do you know IGNITION SYSTEMS?

November 14th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Ignition Systems with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know they [...]

How well do you know HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING?

November 11th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Heating & Air Conditioning with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers [...]

How well do you know FUEL SYSTEMS?

November 9th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Fuel Systems with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know they [...]

How well do you know ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS?

November 7th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Electrical Systems with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know [...]

How well do you know EXHAUST SYSTEMS?

November 5th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Exhaust Systems with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know [...]

How well do you know ENGINE MECHANICS?

November 2nd, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Engine Mechanics with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know [...]

How well do you know DRIVELINE COMPONENTS?

October 31st, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Driveline Components with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know [...]

How well do you know COOLING SYSTEMS?

October 30th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Cooling Systems with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know [...]

How well do you know BRAKES?

October 29th, 2016|

Test your knowledge - and learn something new - about Brakes with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know they [...]

How well do you know AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS?

October 27th, 2016|

Test your knowledge- and learn something new - about Automatic Transmissions with this Review Quiz for ASE-certified mechanics, as featured in Counterman magazine. An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification lets repair shop customers know they [...]

6 Tips To See Better Driving at Night

October 27th, 2016|

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