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What has Changed with Internal Combustion Engines?

What has Changed with Internal Combustion Engines?

I started thinking about this question when a local farmer brought me a 1953 Super C Farmall tractor that I had rebuilt the engine for twenty years ago. This tractor was his granddad’s and no longer served the farm, except to be driven in parades. My job was to...

I Have a Special Purpose

I Have a Special Purpose

What is the purpose of a service advisor? One previous trainer said that the purpose of a service advisor is “Get car in shop!” While that may be part of it, there is much, much more involved. Perhaps the first job of the service advisor is to get the car (or truck)...

Recruiting and Retaining Exceptional Automotive Techs

Recruiting and Retaining Exceptional Automotive Techs

Recruiting and Retaining Exceptional Automotive Techs (Part 1), written by Rich Diegle of the Alldata Tech-Assist Team, is a great read on recruiting quality technicians for your shop. A repair shop needs to make sure they hire not only qualified technicians but...

Ultimate Winter Survival Kit [Infographic]

Ultimate Winter Survival Kit [Infographic]

Winter is here, which brings unpredictable weather and road conditions. Check out the infographic below, provided by Mike Johnson of Mike's Gear Reviews, that gives some important statistics and tips to combat the rough weather and potential dangers of winter road...

Is it Over Already?

Is it Over Already?

What will 2017 be remembered for in relation to the automotive industry? Could it be the discussion on self-driving vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, or possibly the electric transportation options? Each of these was discussed over and over, but I believe it is something...

Episode 1 – The Phantom Manager

Episode 1 – The Phantom Manager

There has been a disturbance in the Force. Evil surrounds you, but where is it coming from? Was that last unreasonable customer really a Sith Lord in hiding, cloaking himself from your Jedi powers? Probably not. However, the wary Service Advisor must be...

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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...

FEATURED TIPS

Pop Goes the Piston

Pop Goes the Piston

"Oh, it just needs a PCM reflash. It should be okay for now." This is something you should never tell your customer. Considerable damage to the engine can be caused by simple programming issues in the PCM. Check out Auto Service Professional's tech tip to...

Keeping your Clutch in Top Shape for a Strong Transmission

Keeping your Clutch in Top Shape for a Strong Transmission

Every vehicle requires a strong transmission system. This allows the vehicle to shift into drive, or reverse, and ultimately get from point A to point B. Without a working transmission, your vehicle is basically the shell of itself. The clutch is a viable part that...

Battery Cable Reset

Battery Cable Reset

Many years ago, it was customary to remove the battery cable in order to refresh the ECM. It's interesting that now, some 20 years later, this is an accepted practice for this kind of reset. On today's vehicle, we shouldn't overlook that drivability issues could be as...

The Confusing and Complex Automatic Transmission

The Confusing and Complex Automatic Transmission

Vehicles are useful, enjoyable, and can provide an escape when we are seeking the freedom of the open road. But as with all machinery, your car can start having issues over time, especially if you don’t keep up with regular maintenance and tune-ups at a certified...

Jeep Hatch Opens When Shifted to Reverse

Jeep Hatch Opens When Shifted to Reverse

Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, V6 3.6L, Automatic Transmission Mileage: 26,990 Problem: With a scan tool, the technician checked activation status in the power lift gate module to see if module was receiving a signal when a switch was pressed (handle switch,...

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Technician.Academy Reaches 25th Podcast Episode

Technician.Academy Reaches 25th Podcast Episode

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 info@technician.academy   EVANSVILLE, IN – December 27, 2017 – The 25th episode of Technician.Academy’s podcast series closes out the year with a two-part discussion between...

Technician.Academy Announces Release of Scholarship Board

Technician.Academy Announces Release of Scholarship Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO  Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 info@technician.academy   EVANSVILLE, IN – December 13, 2017 – Technician.Academy expands its student resources once again with its launch of a scholarship board for incoming and...

Technician.Academy Announces Second In The Pits Contest

Technician.Academy Announces Second In The Pits Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 info@technician.academy   EVANSVILLE, IN – November 2, 2017 - Technician.Academy invites current college students once again to apply to win a weekend with Randy...

Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced

Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 shawn.collins@technician.academy Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced EVANSVILLE, IN, JULY 7, 2017 – Technician.Academy is thrilled to announce that the winner of the...

 

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