We’ve Got A New Look!

As you may have noticed, things are a lot brighter around our website these days! Our old ‘too blue’ design lasted for a little over five years, but the web moves quick, so we decided to move to a more modern design and framework. We hope this new site is just as easy to navigate …

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Testing Oxygen Sensors

There are a few different tests for oxygen sensors (also known as lambda sensors), some of which can be run without dedicated tools. The most effective tests tend to be done under normal operating conditions, on a sensor installed on an engine system, though there are some tests which can be done off-vehicle.

How to Test Glow Plugs

Glow plugs are installed on many diesel engines to help with cold starts. They usually fail because of corrosion, overheating, mechanical damage, or metal fatigue, and their failure can cause a variety of problems. The easiest way to test a glow plug is by using a clamp-meter, though digital multimeters can also do the job, and glow-plug testers also work.

GTC063 Fuse Socket Connector Set

The GTC063 is a set of fuse socket connectors, which includes six sizes: ATC/ATO, Mini, Maxi, Low-profile Mini, Micro-2 and Micro-3. These fuse socket connectors are ergonomically designed for easy insertion and extraction, have standard size connection tabs, and are built with corrosion-resistant electrical contacts for maximum conductivity and durability, and molded over with an …

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How to Use a Battery Tester

Most battery testers have two clips (or test leads), you first attach these to the battery’s terminals (connectors), then you press a button (or switch), and a few seconds later, the tester displays or prints a result indicating the battery’s condition. The details of how you use a battery tester depends on what kind of battery you have, the electrical system it is connected to, and which tester you plan to use. Some battery testers require disconnecting the battery from the vehicle, while others have different limitations. Most battery testers only work on one, or a few different types of batteries. We describe how to use five different battery testers below: