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Jason Smith

Contributing Editor
Phone: 949-200-8450

Jason Smith is an ASE certified technician with 10 ASE certifications. He is also a California-licensed brake and lamp adjuster and a California-licensed smog technician. He operates Consultants for Auto Repair, an automotive education firm based in San Clemente, Calif.

Available in three options, the Steelman Pro Smart Ear is designed to turn a smartphone or tablet into a state-of-the-art sound-detection device to find and pinpoint squeaks, noises and rattles anywhere in a vehicle. For more information, visit: VehicleServicePros.com/11445553

Tool Q&A: Performing power steering maintenance and repairs

Sept. 8, 2014
Answers to questions on diagnosing a bad power steering pump, performing power steering flushes, tips after replacing steering racks and more.
To test spark, simply put the General Technologies TA500 probe up to the ignition coil, and the screen shows you everything you need to know about that coil, including Kv, and burn-time. It cuts testing time way down. Every coil on this vehicle was firing, therefore it's time to move on to the next step. For more product information, visit: VehicleServicePros.com/10237134
Diagnostic & Repair

Tool Briefing: Blown head gasket on a 2005 Honda Civic

Sept. 5, 2014
A blown head gasket on a 2005 Honda Civic leads to a diagnosis requiring a motor replacement.
OTC 9-Way Slide Hammer Puller Set, No. 4579

Tool Q&A: New and updated tools for wheel bearing and hub service

Aug. 7, 2014
Answers on different tools for packing wheel bearings, bearing and wheel hub removal, and more.
OIS 7500 Data Acquisition Device made by Worldwide Environmental Products (WEP) has the option of either WiFi or wired communication, to streamline smog checks. The unit also features a convenient steering wheel hanger. For product details, visit: VehicleServicePros.com/11590550
Diagnostic & Repair

Tool Briefing: Smog check leads to vehicle reflashing

Aug. 7, 2014
A smog check indicates a cold start misfire, which turns into a reflash on this 2008 Audi A6 Quattro.
OTC Ball Joint Master Service Kits

Tool Q&A: Season arrives for front end specialty tools

June 6, 2014
Winter took its toll on many vehicles' front ends.
The tech pumps the Redline Easy Intake to seal off the vehicles intake duct and to introduce smoke into the intake system. For more information, go to VehicleservicePros.com/376405
Diagnostic & Repair

How to find vacuum leaks on a flex fuel vehicle

May 8, 2014
Pinpoint vacuum leaks on a 2004 Chevy Surburban 5.3L Flex Fuel vehicle.