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Recruiter Struggles

Recruiter Struggles

Why is it Hard to Fill a Position? I recently received a phone call from Jason Barber, a recruiter for several automotive Original equipment dealerships. His firm has a long history of recruiting automotive technicians. He had contacted me to ask about an article,...

What Can Happen When An Engine’s Variable Valve Timing Fails?

What Can Happen When An Engine’s Variable Valve Timing Fails?

For nearly as many years as internal combustion engines have been in operation, automakers have been trying to maximize fuel atomization by manipulating engine timing. Early cars, trucks, and motorcycles used mechanical manipulation of ignition timing; later ported...

The Process – Volume 2

The Process – Volume 2

Dispatch – Who is going to be doing the service? As with most other things, each shop has their own way of doing things. You may have a shop foreman that makes that decision or it may be the advisor. Either way, the logistics of keeping a flow...

Understanding How a Friction Clutch Plate Works

Understanding How a Friction Clutch Plate Works

A friction clutch plate is used in vehicles to allow the transmission input shaft and engine to run at the same speed when rotating. There are six major parts when it comes to how a friction clutch will work.

The Process – Volume 1

The Process – Volume 1

Welcome back to The Service Advisor’s Guide to The Galaxy! The next step in the 7 P’s process is … The Process. The Process followed by the service advisor will differ from one shop to another. As with all aspects of the job, check with your...

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Escaping Oil

Escaping Oil

Some 2008 Ford Escape models equipped with a 3.0L Duratec engine may exhibit oil leaking from the dipstick tube or the front or rear crankshaft seals.

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2018 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Finalists Selected

2018 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Finalists Selected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 shawn.collins@theextendgroup.com EVANSVILLE, IN, July 6, 2018 – Technician.Academy is delighted to announce they have selected the four finalists for this year’s Respect is Learned© In...

 

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