Articles by Jeff Minter

Before you can definitively diagnose a trouble code, you MUST understand what it takes to set that code in the first place. Code set parameters are a critical component of accurate diagnostics.
Jeff Minter
If you don't know what you should see on a voltmeter — before you hook it up to the circuit — there's no point in taking the meter out of your toolbox   
Jeff Minter
This article will take a look at some electrical system “basics” and explain how that information can transfer to high voltage system understanding and diagnostics.
Jeff Minter
OBD ports were designed for diagnostics, not continued use with telematics units. What options are currently available in the aftermarket and how could using these potentially cause unanticipated concerns?
Jeff Minter
I’ll focus on a few main types of systems that may impact how your shop handles even “basic” services such as brakes, tires and alignments.
Jeff Minter
Electric vehicles have started to become more common and are slowly moving toward mainstream.  Have you thought about how this may affect your service business?
Jeff Minter
Hybrids are driven slowly so consistently that most people assume it’s that the vehicles are incapable of accelerating quickly, but that is not the case.
Electrical
The basics of electrical theory haven’t changed over the years, but that doesn’t mean your electrical diagnostic process shouldn’t be changing. This article will focus on how a thermal imaging camera can be used to supplement your electrical diagnostic process.
Jeff Minter
There are similarities between current technology and fuel cell technology that make having a basic understanding of this technology very relevant.
Jeff Minter