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Amazon and eBay: Is It Us Against Them?

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

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

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?

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...

Technology Terminology

Technology Terminology

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.
Employee Development

Employee Development

It has long been the battle cry of owners and managers in our industry that "We can't find good employees." The Technician.Academy motto is "Respect is Learned". There is also the phrase in management training that "Good leaders are made, not born." Proverbs 22:6 says...

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Is Your Car’s A/C Ready for Spring?

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...

Colored Chevy Engine Oil

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.

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Student Technicians Join Pit Crew – Land in Winner’s Circle

Student Technicians Join Pit Crew – Land in Winner’s Circle

Two junior technicians are among this year’s biggest winners at the 2019 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. John Lipscomb and Beau Fleming, students at Lincoln Technical Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, spent Labor Day weekend in the pits with Randy Meyer Racing.
Excitement for the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest Grows

Excitement for the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest Grows

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA – TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019 – Technician.Academy has partnered with Randy Meyer Racing for their third consecutive Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest. Two college students, John Lipscomb and Beau Fleming, have won the once-in-a-lifetime...

Winners Selected for the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest

Winners Selected for the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits Contest

EVANSVILLE, IN – AUGUST 5, 2019 – Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing are excited to announce that they have selected John Lipscomb and Beau Fleming as the two Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest winners for 2019. Earlier in the month, four finalists were...

Finalists Selected for 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits

Finalists Selected for 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits

EVANSVILLE, IN, JULY 2, 2019 – Technician.Academy has selected the final contenders for this year’s Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest. Two winners will be selected amongst the finalists to work alongside Randy Meyer Racing (RMR) at the Chevrolet Performance U.S....