Technicians

Julia Landauer, NASCAR powerhouse, female racer and advocate for women in S.T.E.M., has signed on as an official partner of TechForce Foundation and its FutureTech Success™ campaign. This industry-wide initiative aims to drive tomorrow’s workforce of...
Motor Age aims to help readers stay up to date with the newest industry developments, and its latest training offering is making that mission even easier. This summer, the UBM Automotive Group announced the launch of a new video-based training resource—Motor Age...
The MAHLE Service Solutions ArcticPRO® ROU250 is a recovery only unit designed to safely remove the new mildly flammable R1234yf refrigerant even if it is contaminated. It will also safely recover R134a refrigerant. The ArcticPRO® ROU250 features fully automatic...
The MotorVac Cool Smoke® HP (#500-0150) delivers dense visible smoke and an OEM-approved UV dye at any pressure from 3 to 60 psi to reliably detect turbo and exhaust leaks in gasoline or diesel engines. The unique digital technology maintains the thickest possible smoke...
GEARWRENCH®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access, unveiled a new logo and brand identity. The rollout encompasses every aspect of the GEARWRENCH brand, including its logo, tagline, color palette,...
Understand Current Clamps
The current clamp is used to measure the electron current in one wire at a time, the preferred method, but it can also be used to measure more than one wire at a time provided the direction of electron current in each wire is known. Our...
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Successful companies respond to the volatility caused by innovation, new technologies, competition, economics, and other variables. Progressive organizations depend on their ability to anticipate and prepare for unpredictable or uncontrollable opportunities and challenges...
Delphi is pleased to announce the return of its instructor-led webinar program, the Delphi Training Series. For the third straight year, veteran Delphi instructor Dave Hobbs brings four new webinars to life, providing proven techniques and expert advice Delphi’s...
When the engine begins to RUN the generator takes over as the source of electrical energy needed to operate all vehicle circuits. The battery goes off-line and becomes a load as it receives electron current from the generator to recharge. Generator voltage is often referred...
Now that we have a general understanding of electron current through a vehicle ground circuit from the first five parts in this series on ground circuits, we continue begin measuring electron current and understand what each reading is telling us about vehicle electrical...
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When the engine is running there are significant differences in ground electron current which comes from the generator, the voltage supplier of the electrical system during engine run. Figure 1 below illustrates electron current from the -GEN terminal (say minus Gen)...
Implementation, installation, measurement, interface and service are made easy with the new Hofmann® geoliner® 320 Portable Imaging Wheel Aligner. “Simple to use and movable so it can go anywhere in the shop, the new Hofmann geoliner 320 is an asset for shops...
CHICAGO — The UBM Automotive Group is launching a new video-based training resource — Motor Age Training Connect, powered by AutoMate. The new, cutting edge video training portal, available at Connect.MotorAgeTraining.com, is designed to keep industry...
HUBB Filters has created a new educational video that demonstrates how its patented reusable and cleanable filter better protects fleet vehicles.

The new video is available on the HUBB website and YouTube Channel....
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The year is 1977. I had recently taken a job in the field of automotive service and repair as an entry technician after completing a program associated with the high school I was attending. While the auto mechanic’s program gave me the basic fundamentals, the true...

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