Pete Meier

  • Electrical problems are often hidden from view, if not entirely invisible to our sight. We have to rely on our tools and our knowledge, often actively ignoring what our emotions may be telling us.
    The Trainer
  • To be a great diagnostic technician, you have to be able to understand how things interact, and how one element of a system can impact another. These are all critical thinking skills and some are born with a greater abundance of these skills than others.
    Pete Meier
  • Every technician has been there — deep in the diagnosis, tunnel vision sets in, and often memorable mistakes are made. But it's only a failure of you don't learn from the experience!
    Pete Meier
  • Like the doctor you rely on to keep you healthy and safe, your customer relies on you to advise them on the state of health of their automobile. Here are a few thoughts on what you should be checking on each and every car you touch.
    Pete Meier
  • I recently heard two men whom I respect very much jokingly refer to technicians who were using a new diagnostic method I’d never heard of before – Statistical Diagnostics. The term references what seems to be an increasingly common trend, and a great topic for this month’s Tech Corner!
    Pete Meier
  • Becoming efficient, at least in my mind, is more about taking knowledge and applying it to a given situation. This may be system-specific, or it may be one of technique, or a combination of both.
    Pete Meier
  • I look forward to the challenges our future is going to bring to us, and the inevitable evolution of the automobile and the redefinition of “personal transportation.” Let’s peer into the crystal ball together and see what the future may hold for all of us.
    Pete Meier
  • Did you know you could check the condition of coolant using a Digital Volt-Ohm Meter (DVOM)? You can, but you need to understand what you’re actually seeing and why before you condemn the coolant and sell a flush to your customer.
    Pete Meier