• SureTrack Community Fix: No Cruise at Night

    Modern vehicles have very sensitive electrical systems and are generally made to work with OEM components. Sometimes aftermarket components can cause issues. SureTrack community member SHORTWRECKERMAN had a Chevrolet Tahoe in the shop where the cruise control would turn off when the headlights were turned on. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member dmckemie12 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Boost Control

    Turbochargers were originally used on performance cars to boost the power. Nowadays they are also used to help small engines give reasonable performance while maintaining high fuel efficiency. Follow this Real Fix to see how to diagnose and repair a turbocharger related diagnostic code on this 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Brakes Lock Steering

    Hydroboost is a system where the power steering system is used to power the brake booster. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Ford Super Duty truck in the shop that had spongy brakes and the steering locking up while braking. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member juniur and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cool Fuel isn’t Cool

    One of the biggest problems a diesel-powered vehicle can experience is contamination of the fuel, usually with water. These vehicles usually have a light that will let you know if there is water in the fuel. SureTrack community member noarsons had a 2000 Ford F350 Super Duty in their shop that had the Water in Fuel light on, but it actually had coolant contaminating the fuel. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member powerstroketech and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Windows On The Fritz

    Have you ever seen those people in the drive-thru lane who have to open their door to get their order at the window? More than likely it’s because their power windows are on the fritz. Follow this Real Fix to see how inoperable power windows on this Audi A4 were diagnosed and repaired.

  • ADAS Is Pulling Into Your Shop

    One of this year’s industry buzzwords is “ADAS” or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. If you aren’t familiar with that term, perhaps you’ve heard of some of the specific features like adaptive cruise control, back up cameras, lane departure warnings and automatic parking, to name just a few.