The number of messages in the professional automotive discussion forums of the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN®) exceeded two million in early December 2014, with the Shop Management and Technical Discussion forums being the most popular among iATN members.
iATN has nearly 20 different technical and non-technical forums that receive hundreds of posts daily from its members. The real-world forum discussions cover thousands of topics, including technical theory, shop management, tools & equipment, training, vehicle systems, industry issues, HVAC, restoration, education and more. Members also may upload waveforms, scan data, photos, videos and other automotive data files, and discuss them directly in the forums. In addition, iATN's TechHelp feature now hosts over 230,000 vehicle repair trouble tickets and millions of replies shared by iATN members to those trouble tickets. This adds up to more than four million member contributions, all archived in the iATN Knowledge Base, which is searchable by premium members of iATN for as little as $19/month. Basic membership is free for qualified service industry professionals.
“Not only are iATN's forums a great place for automotive professionals to keep up-to-date with the latest diagnostic and repair techniques, they are a treasure trove of almost 20 years of knowledge from some of the brightest minds in the service and repair industry, covering industry wide topics and everything in between the front office and the back shop,” said iATN President Scott Brown. “If you're an automotive professional and you're relying on non-professional forums, you're really missing out.”
iATN was founded in 1995 and is the largest online community of automotive technicians, repair shop owners and other allied service professionals in the world with more than 81,000 active members from 162 countries. iATN members exchange technical knowledge with their peers around the globe, collectively sharing almost two million years of experience.
The iATN Mission of Excellence: To promote the continued growth, success and image of the professional automotive technician by providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and the promotion of education, professionalism and integrity. For additional information, automotive industry professionals are welcome to join iATN at iatn.net.
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