The concept of learning should be a key element of a body shop’s culture, but the type of training and method of delivery can be tailored to help technicians and leadership retain the knowledge in a way that best fits their needs.
Axalta has managed to straddle the line in the collision repair industry by offering high-technology products that can appease both progressive paints and traditionalists, along with those who fall in the middle.
I wasn’t angry because I had lost the technician competition. I was angry at myself because I had tried a testing method I was sure I understood and failed. (OK, maybe I was also a little angry that I lost.)
When I arrived at the shop I noticed that the vehicle had multiple warning lights illuminated on the instrument dash panel. There was a light for the antilock brakes, stability control, collision avoidance, lane keep safe and the eye sight control systems.
The megohmmeter and milliohmmeter are two of the tools that you are most likely to see when diagnosing faults within the windings of motor generator units and the high-resistance, high-voltage wiring that carry the current for the motor generators.
This Ford pickup had been around from shop to shop, even making appearances at a local dealership. The initial complaint seemed simple enough: no start, no communication and no odometer. Then why did the dealer technician toss his hands up in surrender after a month and a half without a solution? It's all about a testing method we've preached about before - voltage drop!
The innovation in the steel industry has been strong during the past several decades of collaboration with automakers. This partnership has led to more than 200 grades of sheet steel delivering the best performance for each individual application.
There are three systems you will most commonly encounter: blind spot monitoring, lane watch and frontal collision avoidance (also used for dynamic cruise control). Each system for every vehicle model has specific dynamic or static calibrations.
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