Automechanika Chicago 2017 will focus on the service repair segment and forego the collision repair segment to address concerns regarding conflicting dates with one of the collision repair industry’s long-time shows, NACE, produced by the Automotive Service Association.
Transmission malfunctions can be caused by a variety reasons, both inside the transmission and out, according to Wayne Colonna, who presented “Transmission and Drivability Diagnostics” at Automechanika Chicago.
Bernie Thompsonshared techniques that technicians could immediately apply to customer concerns related to EVAP system leak Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), showing them how to verify that a leak was actually occurring and how big a leak it was before they even opened the hood or raised the vehicle on their lift.
Sessions covering the art and science of electrical troubleshooting were a popular choice for attendees of Automechanika Chicago presents Motor Age Training Live. One such course was “Electrical Troubleshooting – Making the Complex Simple," offered twice.
Aluminum damage analysis is not an entirely different process than that used with steel, but there are some inherent differences, explained Larry Montanez with P&L Consultants during his presentation, “ Aluminum Damage Analysis,” at Automechanika Chicago.
Scott Brown, president of the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN), who at Automechanika Chicago gave technicians, owners and other shop employees through some computer know-how in his presentation, “Leveraging Your PC for the Automotive Service Professional.”
As vehicle body construction becomes more advanced and inclusive of materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, repairers must know how to correctly address damage to these different substrates for the most effective, safe and quality repair.
Tracking down the cause of a completely dead engine cylinder is relatively easy: either the ignition has failed, the cylinder is not getting the fuel it needs or there is a mechanical failure preventing the cylinder from compressing the air/fuel charge.
The NACE Automechanika Commitment to Training completed its third one-day training event of 2016 in mid-November, with a record turnout that brought the total number of automotive professionals trained this year to more than 370.
NACE Automechanika, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive service and collision repair shops, offers new, no-cost training opportunities for today's automotive professionals.
If you have a presentation you would like to share with professionals in the collision repair industry, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its educational partner, the Automotive Management Institute (AMi), would like to hear from you.
As the largest U.S. tradeshow dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for the automotive service and collision repair shops, the new collaboration between NACE and Automechanika Chicago only strengthens the platform to connect each segment of the market.