Repair / How-To

March 2020
Article
The Fundamentals and Top Three Uses of Quick Connectors
The use of quick connectors is growing rapidly across the aftermarket. Quick Connectors are thermal management solutions designed to transport media in cooling water and heating applications. Used… Read more
February 2020
Article
Four Tips for Choosing the Right Clamp
Whether you service cars, trucks, washing machines or airplanes, choosing the right clamp can be tricky. Clamps come in many different grades of material and sizes, and several are designed with… Read more
November 2019
Article
Marine Maintenance – The Top Three Issues Every Mechanic Needs to Address
The marine environment is one of the toughest there is for any mechanical component and especially for hose clamps and connectors. A simple failure could leave a marine vessel and its crew stranded,… Read more
October 2019
Video
Pro Tips: Installing Clamps on a DPF System
Our expert technician shares tips and tricks on how to replace the V-Band and Dual-Band clamps and gaskets on a DPF system to ensure a proper seal and the best performance.
October 2019
Video
Pro Tips: Inspecting and Cleaning a DPF System
This video on DPF maintenance takes you through the proper inspection and cleaning process, covering gasket removal and the importance of using a dual-band clamp.
October 2019
Video
Pro Tips: Ensuring the Best Performance from Aftermarket Clamps
Three master technicians share tips on choosing the right automotive clamp and ensuring proper installation and performance so you can avoid premature failure.
October 2019
Video
Pro Tips: Installing an Air Intake Clamp
Air intake clamps are thinner and smaller so require careful attention. Our repair expert shows you the four installation steps needed and the best clamp for the job.
October 2019
Video
Pro Tips: Replacing an Exhaust Clamp
Check out the easiest way to remove an exhaust clamp that’s been rusted on due to salt and corrosion and the type of clamp you should use to replace it.
October 2019
Video
Diesel Aftertreatment System Cutaway
We show you all the components that make up a diesel aftertreatment system, from the end cap to the clamps and gaskets to the oxidation catalyst.