Repair Orders and Invoices
The digital age has brought about changes in the way we process our repair orders and invoices. While technological advances have made some major improvements over some of the illegible handwritten ones of the past, there are still some that are slow to change.
Amazon and eBay: Is It Us Against Them?
The digital age has brought many positive advantages to our lives and our businesses. It has also brought several challenges that we must face as well. Information access can be a 2-way street. We have more access to online diagnostics, but so do our customers and our...
Farming Technicians of Tomorrow
Finding technicians and good employees is a hot topic. If, as a business, we are making our 5-year business plans, why are we not already looking for the employees we know we'll need in 5 years? Where will those people come from and what type...
The Digital Shop
At 20+ years in the industry, I have seen a lot of changes, especially in how we do business.Back in 1997 when I was at my first shop, I did have a computer and a management system, but we were still "writing tickets" on paper. The back wall of the office...
What is a Clutch Pressure Plate?
If you own a vehicle and like to be aware of possible repair needs, you may be curious as to what a clutch pressure plate is. The Clutch Pressure Plate Controls Engine Torque A car’s clutch pressure plate is the mechanism that transfers the engine torque to the...
Staying up-to-date on the technology and terminology in our industry is essential. If we want to be able to properly advise our clients and be capable of explaining some of the terminology we use, then we need a thorough understanding ourselves.
Jeep Runs Rough, Dash Flickers
Interesting video that provides some great diagnostics for the charging system.
EVAP Vent Solenoid Code – P0446
Helpful video on a common issue.
1999 Honda Civic Diagnosis – No Spark
Once again Paul Danner simplifies even the most basic diagnosis.
Is Your Car’s A/C Ready for Spring?
No time is a good time to discover your car's air conditioning system is dead. However, the worst time is when the temperatures rise over 80F for the first time in the spring. Test your system now, so you can fix the issue before it's a problem. Park your car on a...
Be Wary of Fast Moving or Stalled Parts
To ensure you stay safe and alive, never perform work on a running vehicle, especially near any moving parts, such as belts, fans, or the wheels.
Colored Chevy Engine Oil
Before a late-model vehicle’s engine oil change, a technician may notice that the engine oil has a yellow-green or orange tint that could be mistaken for crankcase contamination.
Student Technicians Gain Invaluable Experience at the NHRA U.S. Nationals
Technician.Academy welcomed two junior technicians to the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis over the Labor Day weekend to work alongside Randy Meyer Racing (RMR).
Interns Selected to Work In The Pits at the 2021 NHRA U.S. Nationals
Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing (RMR) are excited to welcome two new Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest winners to the team for this year’s internship opportunity.
Finalists Selected for 2021 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest
Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing have selected their finalists for the 2021 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest.
Technician.Academy Announces New Respect is Learned© In The Pits Sponsor, Ivy Tech Community College Evansville
Technician.Academy is excited to welcome Ivy Tech Community College Evansville as the newest sponsor for this year’s Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest.
MotoRad Sponsors 2021 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest
MotoRad has continued its support of Technician.Academy’s Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest for the fourth consecutive year.
Technician.Academy Announces Launch of 2021 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest
Technician.Academy is excited to announce its continued partnership with Randy Meyer Racing and offer automotive students another opportunity to work as interns alongside the drag racing team.