Jay Buckley

Jay Buckley is the director of Technical Training at FRAM Group, which includes Autolite Spark Plugs and FRAM Filters. Buckley can be contacted at: jay.buckley@framgrp.com


Recommend Regular Spark Plug Changes to Increase Profits and Improve Customer Satisfaction

Just like oil changes, spark plugs are a regular maintenance item in vehicles and should be replaced at recommended mileage intervals; if not, engine performance, emissions levels and fuel economy can all be compromised. Also, spark-plug misfires are the No. 1 reason for an illuminated check engine light. Therefore, changing spark plugs at OE recommended intervals will help keep a vehicle operating in top condition while protecting other ignition components from added wear that could result in breakdowns and hefty repair bills. That being said, spark-plug replacement will only provide the hoped-for results if the best spark-plug technology is
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The Tool to Test Cabin Air Filters

Did you know that more than 85 percent of vehicles model year 2006 and newer have a cabin air filter? This is by far the fastest growing filter segment. There are about 30 million vehicles in North America that currently have cabin air filters. However, most people have never heard of a cabin air filter or know if their vehicle is equipped with one.Contaminants, such as pollen, dust, mold spores and smog, can easily enter a vehicle’s passenger compartment through the air conditioning, heating and ventilation (HVAC) systems, making the air in the vehicle dirtier than the air outside.A
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