Technicians

If looking for an exceptional industry training opportunity coupled with fun and entertainment, you are going to have to go south. The Automotive Service & Technology Expo (ASTE), hosted in Cary, NC, by the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is kicking...
The Ingersoll Rand® 2115QXPA 3/8" Impact Wrench is the fastest tool in its class1 to help technicians quickly complete everyday jobs in tough environments. The 2115QXPA is ideal for work on passenger vehicles including interior car bolting applications, side panel...
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My career as a diagnostic technician has spanned over 40 years and I can say with certainty that I am still learning. What keeps any good diagnostic tech moving forward is the fact that there is always something new to learn and the quest for knowledge is what separates the...
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If you have been reading my articles the past 10+ years, you know that I always emphasize having a Game Plan. The New England Patriots would not have won the Super Bowl again if they did not have a plan. We’re not a football team but we are a team of professionals who...
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There was a local repair shop that had an oil change go wrong on a 2011 Kia Optima with a 2.4 L engine (Figure 1). The shop mechanic had an easy task of simply replacing the oil filter and removing and reinstalling a drain plug to drain and refill the engine with oil. The...
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Perhaps you have seen manufacturers that are utilizing 7-digit DTCs? Or perhaps a DTC that doesn’t seem to make sense numerically (think "P0A7F"). Some of these diagnostic trouble codes look nothing like we have grown accustomed to seeing over the last...
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Several years ago, our CTI and WTI research and development team began an intensive search for truth with respect to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS. Since then there have been many assumptions made with respect to liability, tools, process and the business...
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Recently, there was an interesting discussion hosted by Remarkable Result's founder, Carm Capriotto, and featuring Scott Brown (Diagnostic Network), Jorge Menchu (AESWave), Matt Fanslow (Riverside Automotive) and Justin Morgan (LMV Bavarian). The podcast was entitled...
TBC Corporation, one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires, is once again expanding its footprint via the organization’s company-owned retail brands, NTB and Tire Kingdom.
 
In 2019, year-to-date, the company has...
A vehicle’s cooling system is one of its most vital, yet often overlooked parts. Red Line Synthetic Oil, a leading supplier of synthetic lubricants and additives, has been helping owners and enthusiasts take care of their cars’ cooling systems with the additive...
Manufacturers require quality air compressors to maintain throughput and achieve energy efficiency goals. Now, light commercial businesses can reap the benefits of industrial-grade equipment with two new Ingersoll Rand® Next Generation R-Series compressors.
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Over the last several years I’ve written on many topics related to the technician shortage. We’ve discussed ideas focused on solving that issue, and have illustrated some successes in the field that should encourage you all to believe there is a solution long...
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You may have heard about Chrysler’s Secure Gateway Module (SGW) but in case you haven’t, it is going to change some things as far as aftermarket diagnostics is concerned. I put together a comprehensive write up on the SGW to help technicians understand how it...
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MACS returned to California for our annual Training Event and Trade Show (MACS 2019) on February 20-23 in Anaheim. Many of the industry’s top trainers were there from companies like ACDelco, Bosch, Carquest and Delphi (just to name a few), along with several HD...
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Cooling systems! Could there be a more boring topic? That is exactly what I would be thinking if I were reading this article right now, but I would be wrong. Hybrid and electric vehicle cooling systems are anything but boring. They will challenge you, frustrate you and make...

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