Putting what you learn in training into practice
We all have those family members and loved ones who need our help and expertise when it comes to cars, and I am no exception. I purchased a 2001 Honda CRV AWD with a possibly bad transmission for my daughter to replace the worn-out vehicle she was driving. After determining that the transmission was indeed
Troubleshooting tips: Narrowing down the reasons for a no-shift situation
A customer brought their 2013 Ram 1500 equipped with a 5.7L/65RFE powertrain to our shop in Omaha, Nebraska, with a complaint that it “will not shift at times.” A quick scan of the truck revealed a P0750 (Low/Reverse Solenoid Circuit) code. I took the vehicle for a road test and was able to duplicate the
BorgWarner Wins Coveted DEI, Learning Accolades
The company was recognized by Brandon Hall Group with a gold award and a silver award.
ATMC Conducts 2021 Training Benchmarks Survey
The ASE Training Mangers Council (ATMC) has announced that its annual training benchmarks survey of the auto and heavy-vehicle service and repair industry is now underway. “The survey builds a longitudinal series of metrics that pinpoint trends. It also provides a comparison standard and helps align training offerings with the needs of our training consumers,”
Free ASE Webinar On Electronic System Diagnostic Strategies
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Electronic System Diagnostic Strategies.”
Free Webinar from ASE: Basic Transmission Hydraulics
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, Jan. 29 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Basic Transmission Hydraulics.” Mechanics, hydraulics and electronic controls are all merged into the modern ZF automatic transmission. Presented by Niel Speetjens of ZF Aftermarket, this webinar focuses on the hydraulic
Allison Transmission Receives Training Excellence Award
Allison’s redesigned training program for the 3000/4000 Series is innovative with hands-on activities designed to engage students and meet learning objectives.
Transmission Tech: How Other Components Impact Transmission
Mike Riley covers non-transmission components causing transmission problems.
Training: A Necessary Evil!
Why do I refer to training as a necessary evil? Because it is so necessary to the ongoing success of an automotive business, but so evil in the idea of getting employees to participate in it. For some unknown reason a high percentage of techs who have worked in the business for a few years and maybe had some previous training or picked up everything they think they need to know working in a shop, don’t feel they need or should have to attend any kind of additional training.
Shop and small-business owners, in general, fill positions by hiring people who come with credentials. The assumption – and it’s the wrong one most of the time – is that they’ve already been trained and know their jobs well. One problem is that they had never worked for you. The way you do things in your shop may be far removed from the way they were done in the last shop at which this employee worked. If nothing else you have to train people to do things according to your credo and mission statement. Another problem is that employees sometimes lie about their accomplishments and skill level to get a job, hoping to fake their way in until they actually learn to do it right.
Inspired by Future Techs!
In Queens, a borough of New York City, there is a $28-million state-of-the-art facility known as the Center for Automotive Education and Training that was erected to train present and future technicians, service advisers and basically all other personnel who man an automotive dealership. It is owned by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), a group of more than 600 member dealers who, among other things, produce the New York Auto Show each year, arguably the largest new-car auto show in the country and perhaps the world, where the public gets its first look at the new models and the dream cars the designers have come up with and show off as prototypes.
Making a Case for Technical Training
The more training technicians receive and can understand and apply, the more efficient they will be. And that translates to money.