Mike Anderson of Collision Advice will offer the latest in his series of free “Learn to Research, Research to Learn” webinars with a session conducted on Monday, November 26, focused on using Subaru’s Technical Information System (STIS).
One of the most basic and commonly used lean methods in collision centers is the 5S Method. 5S is a valuable tool which, when implemented effectively, leads to continuous improvement, consistent quality, cost reduction and a safe work environment.
The intermittent nature of terminal connection problems make them extremely hard to diagnose since they often occur so fast and also so randomly. One technique is use an oscilloscope to help pick out quick glitches in a circuit that would be hard to locate with other testing methods.
As described by a written note left in their vehicle, the symptoms included “drives rough — jumpy — all the time, worse when wet.” They went on to describe them further by writing “does sometimes cut out when stopped. Not running on all cylinders. Spark plugs replaced 2 months ago — problem is worse.”
The Auto Care Association is officially unveiling its Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI) at the upcoming Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), with live demonstrations of the new standardized technical design for providing secure access to in-vehicle networks by both vehicle owners and aftermarket service providers.
Attendees at this year's AAPEX can view the Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI), which provides for secure and standardized access to the In-Vehicle Networks (IVN) for access to operational, maintenance and driver behavioral data by the automotive aftermarket and vehicle owners.
Technology is being deployed rapidly in today’s vehicles; capabilities such as sonar and radar have been prevalent for years, but with the introduction of forward-facing cameras and the fusion of sensor technologies, the chance you’ll see one in your service bay is high. Many of you have experienced the sonar warning features that prevent you from bumping into the car behind you, or th
Diesel vehicles may not be cheap to look after anymore, but regular maintenance is still the best way to keep them running well. Here’s how to explain this new reality to your customer and maybe help lessen the financial pain involved.
With the proliferation of computer-controlled transmissions over the last three decades, there is no reason a competent drivability diagnostic technician can’t apply his or her skills to transmission diagnosis.
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