Each month we’ll be looking at a different top-selling model to bring you its most common faults, how to diagnose and fix them quickly and efficiently and how to make as much profit as possible along the way.
We’ll also show less common issues and areas where garages could sell extra work to benefit the motorist in the long run. Our Inside Line aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of our readers for the benefit of the aftermarket chain, from the supplier at the top to the motorist at the bottom.
You’ll see brief details of common faults in CAT each month, but for full technical articles you’l need to look here.
Next month we’ll be looking at the Audi A4 from 2008 on, so to get your advice included contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Click below to see technical contributions from:
Autoelectro – talks through alternator wiring problems
CES – explores a range of Focus issues
Comma – takes us through the many liquid checks needed
Contitech – links to Contitech’s own technical information
Dayco – drive belt checks could save the day
Delphi – Delphi’s own technical information
Exol Lubricants – why using the right lubricant is so important
Ferodo & Moog – common faults presented with solutions
Forte – knows the dangers of contamination
Meyle – has a raft of products to fix common Focus issues
Remaned – gives an in-depth look at adjusting engine variables
RMI – pinpoints profit opportunities for savvy workshops
Schaeffler – takes us through the replacement of its Gen 2 bearing