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Flooded VS Gel Batteries: What Are The Differences?

Flooded VS Gel Batteries: What Are The Differences?

In today’s automotive battery market, there are choices available for every application. Beyond the options of amp hours, cranking amps (CA) and cold cranking amps (CCA), there are differences in battery construction. These choices are among three main styles of...

Flooded VS Gel Batteries: What Are The Differences?

Flooded VS Gel Batteries: What Are The Differences?

In today’s automotive battery market, there are choices available for every application. Beyond the options of amp hours, cranking amps (CA) and cold cranking amps (CCA), there are differences in battery construction. These choices are among three main styles of...

Flat Rate or Not?

Flat Rate or Not?

So, last month we discussed the lack of new automotive technicians to fill the open positions. This month I want to bring to the forefront a very possible unpopular topic: technician pay. The way technicians are compensated for the task they perform could be a portion...

Small Size, Vital Component – Throttle Position Sensor

Small Size, Vital Component – Throttle Position Sensor

The powertrain control module (PCM), which controls virtually every function of the engine and automatic transmission, depends upon an input signal from the TPS (among other things) to calculate fuel delivery and ignition timing strategy.

Car Care Month

Car Care Month

April is Car Care Month. Check Out these Valuable Tips for Spring Car Care: Spring is a great time to wash your vehicle’s exterior and apply a coat of wax. This warm-weather ritual helps extend your vehicle’s good looks and its value. But don’t overlook your vehicle’s...

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NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

The labscope in combination with experience shortens up the diagnostic time on this vehicle. Great example of using past experience to turn the bay...

Chevrolet C4 Corvette – No Start Diagnosis

Chevrolet C4 Corvette – No Start Diagnosis

If you are new to the repair industry Charles has some good common sense advice. If your that battle hardened bay veteran this information will provide some insight when that new technician shows up for they first...

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The Power of Octane

The Power of Octane

While octane ratings specifically refer to the quality of gasoline, many consumers do not know what these ratings mean, how they affect their vehicles, or how they are calculated. As an auto tech, you are familiar with octane ratings, but you may be unaware of some of...

When Should You Change Your Transmission Filters?

When Should You Change Your Transmission Filters?

Are you not sure when you should change the filters in your transmission? One sure way to know how is to check the owner’s manual to find out how often you should change them. Most manuals will recommend that the filter should be changed every thirty thousand miles,...

Mazda Mystery Stall

Mazda Mystery Stall

Sometimes even the simplest items will cause a drivability problem. Then is this situation where the issue is both intermittent and includes a very short window in the production run. The combination of these factors can cause frustration for the technician, but thankfully this tip will help to reduce the frustration level.

Why Should Brake Fluid Be Replaced?

Why Should Brake Fluid Be Replaced?

Most manufacturers recommend replacing brake fluid around every 30,000 miles or 24 to 36 months. The number one reason behind this is water contamination which accumulates from everyday use of the vehicle. Water contamination results in a decreased boiling point for...

Wire Color Conundrum

Wire Color Conundrum

We all know how important it is to be able to determine the color of a wire within a wiring harness.

RECENT NEWS

ANNOUNCING IN THE PITS PROMOTION

ANNOUNCING IN THE PITS PROMOTION

Technician Academy, the first personalized online and on-site training for automotive technicians, invites current college students to apply to win a weekend with the Randy Meyer Racing Team at the St. Louis Gateway Motorsports Park drag strip July 22nd – 23rd, 2017!

RESPECT IS LEARNED CAMPAIGN BEGINS

RESPECT IS LEARNED CAMPAIGN BEGINS

TECHNICIAN.ACADEMY UNVEILS NEW “RESPECT IS LEARNED” CAMPAIGN EVANSVILLE, IN – February 7, 2017 - Technician.Academy, the personalized online and on-site training for automotive technicians, unveils its new campaign, Respect is Learned©, to reinforce its message of...

Technician.Academy Announces Enhanced Job Board!

Technician.Academy Announces Enhanced Job Board!

Technician.Academy, the go-to training resource for automotive technicians, is happy to present the latest addition to their award-winning website; an enhanced interactive Job Board. “We are so excited about the enhanced Job Board on Technician.Academy,” states Shawn...

TECHNICIAN.ACADEMY Wins 3 Awards at AAPEX 2016

TECHNICIAN.ACADEMY Wins 3 Awards at AAPEX 2016

Technician.Academy, the go-to training resource for automotive technicians, received three Car Care Council Women’s Board Automotive Communications Awards at this year’s AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) in Las Vegas, NV.

Excitement Builds With Randy Meyer Racing as AAPEX 2016 Nears!

Excitement Builds With Randy Meyer Racing as AAPEX 2016 Nears!

Go visit EXTEND PERFORMANCE's AAPEX booth #782 to visit Randy & Megan Meyer from Randy Meyer Racing. They will be there Nov 1 from 2:30-3:15. "Shawn Collins, Founder and CEO of EXTEND PERFORMANCE states, “We’re looking forward to spending time with Randy and Megan...

Technician.Academy Launches Online Classes For Automotive Technicians

Technician.Academy Launches Online Classes For Automotive Technicians

Technician.Academy meets the need for up-to-date, relevant training by offering online classes covering industry-specific topics for automotive technicians. New courses will be added each month. Soon technicians will have the opportunity to obtain specialized certifications.

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