Tips

Is it a Good Idea to Loan Your Tools?

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com/ talks with you about loaning tools and gives you some tips. Loaning your mechanics tools is common. As a professional, I have loaned out many tools. With good and bad results. If you're going to loan tools out I recommend that you set boundaries.

How to Automotive Tip for a BMW Starter Problem Fix

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com talks with you about BMW starters having an intermittent no start. Possible causes: These aluminum torque-to-yield or "stretch" bolts are uncoated as supplied from BMW. Coated bolts interfere with the grounding of the starter, causing the no-start situation.

How to Find Parts and Labor Prices for Automotive Repair

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com takes you step-by-step through the process of finding parts and labor rates for automotive repair. Brian features the website RepairPal.com and walks you through the website to show how you can find parts and labor for your car repairs.

How to Be More Productive on Flat Rate as an Automotive Technician

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com/ shares ideas on how to make more money as a flat-rate automotive technician. The way to make more money is mind your own business and not get involved with everything in the shop. Just work on your own work and say out of everybody's business and your pay will go up.

Brian Eslick, Stage Four Cancer Survivor, Shares Tips on How to Be Safe at the Shop

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com/ talk to you about your skin and what gets on it is absorbed into the body such as oils and automotive chemicals. These chemicals can cause cancer. Brian gives tips to help prevent it from happening by recommending SemperForce black nitrile gloves by Sempermed.

Tip on How to Remove Crank and Cam Seals

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com takes you step-by-step through the process of removing oil seals like a crank and cam seal on cars and trucks. The way it's done is by screwing in a self-tapping screw into the seal and using pliers to pull the screw and seal out.

Maintaining Productivity on a Slow Day at the Auto Repair Shop

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com talks to you about how a slow day at the auto repair shop is not a bad thing because it gives you an opportunity to clean and organize the shop. Also you can utilize the slow time to do maintenance on the shop equipment.

How to Find Serpentine Belt Routing Diagrams with the NaviGates 2.0 App

Brian Eslick from How to Automotive http://www.howtoautomotive.com takes you step-by-step through the process of finding serpentine belt routing on any car or truck using the Gates Corporate NaviGates 2.0 mobile App. NaviGates is an innovative online catalog system that enables you to easily search for Gates OE quality aftermarket parts by vehicle category and OE/competitor part number interchange.