Technical Stories

  • For the past number of years, a number of studies and reports have shown a growing shortage of skilled collision and mechanical technicians within the automotive industry.
  • The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) announces session details outlining the content of the upcoming OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit) at the 2017 SEMA Show (Show.)
    Society of Collision Repair Specialists
  • Little dents on your car can end up costing big bucks to repair, but with Bondo Brand Products by 3M, you can repair small dents yourself and save you hundreds of dollars, even if you have a body shop do the painting.
  • Today’s MIG brazing is not the same type of brazing many of us may have done with an oxyacetylene torch.
  • Subaru of America's latest position statement recommends that pre-repair scanning be performed on all Subaru vehicles from model year 2004 and forward involved in a collision.
  • Now that we have a general understanding of electron current through a vehicle ground circuit, we continue begin measuring electron current and understand what each reading is telling us about vehicle electrical circuits during Key ON (KON) and engine run (RUN).
    ground circuits
  • In this article we are going to investigate some of the history of these systems as well as the operation and diagnosing of them when a problem occurs. Moreover, we will investigate some of the radical changes in how we obtain security information and what we will be required to do moving forward.
    Eric Zeigler
  • The timing for some maintenance and repair items might be able to be stretched, but the replacement of a timing belt is not one of them.
    Kia Quality Connection
  • 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
  • As an automotive technician servicing Kia vehicles, you may encounter a 2011/2012 Sorento vehicle in which the heater/blower motor is not functioning when the remote start is used.
    Kia Quality Connection
  • The Nissan Titan XD is the only Asian diesel vehicle currently in production and just one more, the Mazda CX-5, on the way. We’ll spend some time taking a closer look at them both, as we’ll discuss some of the reasons that the expected diesel flood has instead been a slow trickle.
    searchautoparts, dave macholz
  • Here’s a look at critical differences in repair steps for subsets of the same popular vehicle models, specifically light-duty and heavy-duty trucks.
  • Sometimes the electrical world is strange and does not work the way one thinks it should. There are many different ways in which to use electric sensing to measure the physical world.
  • You may come across a Sedona (VQ) that has a power sliding door (PSD) that won’t open when using the overhead console switch, B pillar switch or remote control button.
    Kia Quality Connection
  • The ones that just keep on givin’ sometimes need help.
  • Whether you are working with metal or plastic substrates, preparing the surface properly before commencing with repair procedures is crucial to a successful outcome.
    Douglas Craig
  • During NACE Automechanika 2017 Eric Ziegler in his class, “Essential Diagnostics - The Steps You Need To Take In Tackling Every Drivability and Electrical Concern,” outlined his thoughts on what makes a good diagnostic process – a process that can be applied to any troubleshooting challenge you face.
    Pete Meier
  • At NACE Automechanika 2017, Wayne Colonna’s topic, “The 0AW Multitronic DSG Transmission,” was an intensive look into this specific design, used by Audi.
    Pete Meier
  • The UBM Automotive Group today announced the launch of a new video-based training resource — Motor Age Training Connect, powered by AutoMate, at NACE Automechanika 2017.
    Motor Age Training Connect
  • G. Jerry Truglia’s taught “Reprogramming with J2534,” on July 27 during NACE Automechanika 2017 in Chicago.
    Pete Meier