Articles by G. Jerry Truglia

This article will describe some of my recent experiences with Asian vehicles, and what I did to diagnosis and repair them. Let’s start out with a 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 DOHC turbo that came in with a complaint of low power.
Sometimes no matter how experienced you are, programming and reprogramming is not just plug and play. My intention in this article is to make you aware of some of the things that you need to know rather than wasting time
In this article, I will provide you with real-world shop mistakes that I and others have made. Some are costly in time or parts that both affect the shop’s bottom line; and, in other cases, costly in terms of one’s reputation.
Many of the hybrid vehicles I have worked on do not average anywhere near the suggested EPA ratings. One such example is a 2008 Toyota Prius that only averages 30.5 when it should be averaging about 46 mpg.
A 2010 Ford F150 with more than 177,000 miles on its clock came in with the check engine light illuminated due to a P2096 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean) DTC.
Our New York shop caters to a lot of customers who own European models and they often present some challenging repairs. Here’s a collection of a few we’ve faced and overcome.
This month we'll explore a variety of challenges Asian models have brought to our door, including a 2010 Honda Odyssey, a 2003 Toyota Prius, a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, and a 2005 Subaru Forester.
In order to find a vehicle problem, a technician must be prepared to interrogate the vehicle owner and address their concerns.