Vehicle Repair Industry Standards Exist for a Reason

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R. Scott King, BSME, Principle Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: Vehicle repair industry standards exist primarily to promote the safety of the women and men that service passenger vehicles and…

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BMW HVAC Blower Wiring Recall

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R. Scott King, BSME, Sr. Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: Earlier this month, BMW announced it is recalling over 600,000 3-Series vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2011 over concerns of…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Commercial Vehicles

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R. Scott King, BSME, Senior Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to withdraw a March 2016 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRN) related…

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Forensic Investigation of Automotive Lights

R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: For many years, automotive crash investigators and engineers have utilized light bulb filament analysis as a means to determine whether a…

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Recall Update – Autonomous Technology

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R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: Completely autonomous (self-driving) vehicle technology may not be ready for today’s automotive market place owing to the numerous complexities of vehicle…

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What’s That Ticking Sound in My Engine?

R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: As consumers of automotive repair services, we know that from time to time a mechanic might not always fix it right…

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Industry Update: Electronic Logging Devices in Commercial Trucks

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R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: In March 2017, we provided an industry update on a December 2016 ruling mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs)…

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Automotive Air Conditioning Systems

R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: The automotive air-conditioner is a marvelous example of a simple system relying on the complex properties of the refrigerant within them.…

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Recreational Vehicle Recalls On The Rise?

R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes weekly summaries of recent vehicle recalls. The summaries are listed according to manufacturer…

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