There are at least 10 reasons why “This is not your grandfather’s shop anymore”. In this series, we’ll have a look at some of the advances in the industry that have occurred over the years and how they have affected the way we do our jobs.
The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor is used by the powertrain control module (PCM) to monitor intake manifold pressure. Since pressure is inversely proportional to vacuum, the PCM can also determine engine vacuum and load from the MAP sensor signal. In some...
Since the early 1970s, some form of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has been used to reduce harmful exhaust emissions in vehicles sold in North America. These EGR systems range from earlier versions that were operated simply by using ported engine vacuum to...
Transmission fluid filters are commonly known for keeping contaminants out of the transmission fluid. However, there are some types of problems which can affect the filters and prevent them from functioning properly. Listen for Excess Noise In case you hear any...
We work in an industry where defining right and wrong can sometimes be challenging.
For most people, winter is usually the time of year when the A/C in their cars is kept at bay. Others think it is the period of the year when they have to stop running the A/C to increase its lifespan. But is this a good idea?
Interesting video that provides some great diagnostics for the charging system.
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.
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.
Do you have a Chevy Cruze that’s unexpectedly broken a flywheel or crank pulley bolt? This is a failure that might be somewhat confusing unless you have this information.
Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing announced the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest and opened applications for the opportunity. The teams added to the big news by announcing an additional twist for the 2019 contest.
Podcast Episode #44 with Jaxen Stewart – Winning the 2018 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Award
Technician.Academy has released its 44th podcast episode with the 2018 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student award recipient, Jaxen Stewart.
Joe Martino, the winner of Technician.Academy’s 2018 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest, worked alongside the Randy Meyer Racing pit crew at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, over the Labor Day weekend.
Technician.Academy is celebrating two years of delivering automotive training to the technicians of today and tomorrow.
Technician.Academy has released its 43rd podcast episode with Chris Chesney of CARQUEST Technical Institute.
Technician.Academy has released its 42nd podcast episode with automotive industry expert and Westside Auto Pros shop owner Ron Haugen.