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One Machine Safely Services Both Conventional and High Voltage A/C Systems!


R-134A Recover, Recycle, Evacuate, Leak Test and Recharge for Hybrid & Non-Hybrid Vehicles

  • One machine to safely service both conventional and high voltage electric compressor A/C systems.
  • Unmatched 98.5% recovery efficiency!
  • Fully-Automatic function: Program to recover, vacuum, leak test and charge without operating panel valves.
  • Visual & Audible Alarm: Notifies the user when service is complete, or if a problem occurred.
  • SAE J2788 Certified!

Winter Car Care Tips #3

Dial in the Proper Temperature for Your Job!

Heat Gun 100° to 1,040°F

  • Dial Control Variable Temperature From 100°F to 1,040°F.
  • Impact Resistant Heating Element.
  • Stay Cool Handle & Heat Shield.
  • Lightweight 1.8 lbs.

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Using Pullers Safely!


A puller can speed up most jobs significantly and save you a ton of time during vehicle service. Because of the extreme force exerted, manually up to 20 tons, it’s important to use the puller safely to avoid vehicle damage or injury.

When you’re using an OTC puller, always follow the below steps and you’ll quickly be removing vehicle components and getting your customers back on their way.

  • Mount the puller tightly to the vehicle. If it’s a jaw-type puller, tighten the adjusting strap bolts and square the puller legs and jaws. Where possible, use a 3-jaw puller.
  • Make sure you have the right size puller. If you’re applying maximum force and nothing is moving, use a larger capacity puller.
  • Expect a gradual, controlled pull. Do not use an impact wrench on the forcing screw unless the puller is specifically designed for it. 
  • Only use legs designed for the puller for maximum force. Swapping legs from one puller to the other reduces its effectiveness and can potentially damage the tools. Also use the shortest legs possible when selecting a puller. This will help deliver the force where it’s needed.
  • Install threaded puller legs evenly to avoid putting too much stress on one side of a component. If you’re pulling cockeyed, parts can be broken.
  • If using sliding plates, they must be on the opposite side of the cross block from the forcing screw nut or hydraulic cylinder. 
  • Pulling attachments may not withstand the full force of your puller. Because of this, we recommend using the largest attachments that fit the component. This will help prevent vehicle damage and breakage of your puller.

As with any tool, proper maintenance and care can help them last a lifetime and more. Keep your pullers clean, lubricate the forcing screw and inspect your tool for dents, cracks or excessive wear. 

Written By Dirk Skogerboe

NSX Turbo Safety Glasses Only $2.00!


NSX Turbo Safety Glasses with Light Blue Lens.

  • High Impact Polycarbonate lens.
  • 99.9% UV Protection.
  • Single lens design.
  • Scratch resistant coating.
  • Lightweight wrap-around lens.

Happy Holidays!

Winter Solstice

December 21st is the Winter Solstice, marking the longest night and fewest hours of daylight of the year. It is the moment at which the Northern Hemisphere is tilted farthest from the sun.

It also marks the point on the calendar when days will start getting longer as we start moving towards the Summer Solstice; a day for those of us that prefer warm weather.

Need an Electric Vehicle Charging Station?

Power Max 2 Charging Station with 30 amp 18’ cord

Increased power, plug-in installation with thermal monitoring, optional connectivity and generous cord lengths create an enhanced second-generation charging station from Bosch.

  • Compact and sleek design.
  • Standard safety features include a cord breakaway system and non-live current wire.
  • Weather-resistant NEMA 3R enclosure for both indoor and outdoor installation.
  • On/off switch allows for zero energy consumption.
  • Multi-function LEDs indicate charging and power status.
  • Thermal monitoring input plug protects the driver, vehicle and station.
  • Hardwired or plug-in installation with front access to station electronics.

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Choosing the Right Puller

You’re working on a customer’s vehicle and once all the nuts and bolts are off, the part’s still stuck. It could be a ball joint, wheel bearing or even a brake drum or rotor. What are your options? You can grab a pry bar, a hammer or whatever else is in the shop. Or you can grab a puller, break the parts loose and get the job done faster.

To find the right puller:

  1. What are you trying to pull? Are you trying to pull a shaft out of something, pull something out of a hole or pull something off a shaft? This will help you determine if you need a push-puller, jaw-type puller, slide hammer or one with internal or external-internal adapters.
  2. Determine the reach and spread you need. This will make sure your puller is long enough and the jaws, if applicable, open wide enough to exert enough force to pull the object.
  3. Estimate the force required. When in doubt, always use the next larger size to account for frozen or rusted parts.

Now that you’ve determined what you’re trying to pull, find a corresponding puller to finish the job.

  • If you’re pulling something off a shaft, you can use a jaw-type, push-puller, slide hammer or bearing puller with attachment. 
    • This includes removing a gear, bearing, wheel or pulley
  • If your job includes pulling something out of a hole, look for internal pulling attachments coupled with a slide hammer or a push-puller.
    • This option helps remove internal bearing cups, retainers or oil seals that are press-fitted
  • When you need to pull a shaft out of something, look for threaded adapters, internal or external, for use with slide hammers or a push-puller.  
    • Typically you need these pullers when removing a transmission shaft or pinion shaft from a bore or housing. 

Regardless of puller selected, always keep the tool clean and frequently lubricate the forcing screw fully to extend the tool’s life. With tons of force, we can’t stress safety enough when using pullers.

Written By Dirk Skogerboe

Happy National Cocoa Day!

Today is one of the sweetest days in the entire year. Dec. 13 is National Cocoa Day, an annual holiday that celebrates, well, cocoa.

Just in case you need a little incentive to indulge, besides tasting great, cocoa is good for you, too. The antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is nearly twice as strong as it is in red wine, according to a study conducted at Cornell University. It not only helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, cocoa makes you feel good all over! It enhances the levels of the feel-good brain chemical, serotonin.

Winter is the perfect time to celebrate our love for hot cocoa as there is nothing better than drinking a warm mug of hot chocolate to warm up your body and spirit!

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Seven Favorite Battery Tools!


Battery Terminal Service Kit

This kit includes seven favorite battery tools, housed in a rugged, vinyl-coated fabric pouch.


  • heavy-duty battery terminal puller.
  • 3-way battery post cleaner and reamer.
  • Angled battery nut pliers.
  • 5/16" battery terminal ratchet wrench.
  • Extra long 5/16" terminal ratchet wrench.
  • 10 mm battery terminal ratchet wrench.
  • Side terminal battery brush.

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Winter Car Care Tips #2


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On Pearl Harbor Day, the American flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii.

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Chief Makes Your Collision Shop More Productive!


Meridian 3D Mapping

Our top-of-the-line model equipped with all the features to make your shop more productive.

  • Maps every selected structural point on a vehicle every 3 to 5 seconds in real time.
  • The installed inclinometer on our LaserLock Scanner allows the system to be moved from a 2 Post Lift for Blueprinting to a Frame Rack for structural repair in minutes without complicated set-up.
  • Secondary web-enabled monitor to run your estimating system or access your OEM repair procedures so the technician never has to leave the bay.

Aero Plus Floor Dryer to the Rescue!

Aero Floor Dryer

The three-speed Aero Plus Carpet Dryer from NSS® accelerates drying time by as much as 50 percent. While carpet extractors remove most of the moisture they put down during cleaning, carpets may still be too damp for immediate traffic. That’s where the Aero Plus can help!  

  • Adjustable to 3 positions, allowing you to direct the airflow exactly where you want it.
  • 18" L x 19" H x 16.5" W.
  • .5 hp @ 115V (500 watts).
  • Used for carpet, bare floors, upholstered furniture and ceilings.

Heat Your Shop Fast and Burn Less Oil!

140,000 BTU Waste Oil Furnace

  • Heats up to 3,500 square feet and burns approximately 1.0 gallon of used oil per run-time hour.
  • Burns the widest range of fuels, covering those typically generated in dealerships.
  • Twice the heat rise compared to competitors (~120° F) so your shop heats up fast and you burn through less oil throughout the season.
  • Consistent heat with no manual adjustments for labor-free efficient combustion.
  • Integrated air compressor, STEADYFLO fuel metering pump, pre-heater, barometric damper, draft gauge are all required for waste-oil combustion and standard ONLY on EnergyLogic models.
  • UL-listed and EPA-approved.
  • Industry’s best warranty: three-year parts; 10-year heat exchanger warranty (5-year full plus 5-year prorated).