Author: Mark Gittleman

Mark Gittelman is a retired ASE certified master technician and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in technical communication and writes for several well established car related websites. After graduating from the General Motors sponsored Automotive Service Educational Program Mark enjoyed a 30 year career providing outstanding service as an A rate line technician. He continues his education through training seminars and scouring trade publications to stay on top of emerging technologies.

Tips for Better DIY Brake Jobs

Disc Brake Rotor

Let’s review some tips for better DIY brake jobs. Despite aiming these tips at people that prefer to work on their own automobiles, retail auto service customers will also benefit from this information. Sometimes car repair shops and professional mechanics…

Universal Auto Repair Tools

Impact Universal Socket Joint

Are you thinking about adding universal auto repair tools to your collection? See how a professional car mechanic feels about these alluring tools. I’ve purposely chosen the word alluring, because of its extended definition. Mr. Webster says the word stands…

Solve Car Repair Problems

This solve car repair problems article originally focused on hands-on diagnosis. I wanted to point out the differences between a professional car mechanic and a do-it-yourself driveway warrior when it comes to the diagnostic mindset. However, as we started putting…

Common Car Gas Tank Problems

Unfortunately, common car gas tank problems are exactly that. We expect that our gas tanks will behave themselves and happily accept the fuel we try to put into it. However, sometimes it puts up a fight and doesn’t want to…

3 Signs of Fuel Pump Problems

Fuel pump problems can occur on any year, make and model automobile. With that said, there’s no question that the older the vehicle becomes the greater the chances of experiencing an issue with this very important part. Here we’ll cover…