Quick Check Diagnostics Available From AVI -

Quick Check Diagnostics Available From AVI

Instructor Jim Wilson has put together a must-have class for every technician out there. This class will help you when it takes longer to diagnose a job than you would like. It covers a step-by-step approach to engine diagnostics. The class provides in-depth coverage on scanners, labscopes, graphing meters and low amp probes.

Instructor Jim Wilson has put together a must-have class for every technician out there. This class will help you when it takes longer to diagnose a job than you would like. It covers a step-by-step approach to engine diagnostics. The class provides in-depth coverage on scanners, labscopes, graphing meters and low amp probes.

 

This is not a superficial glance at what it takes to diagnose today’s complicated vehicles. This is an in-depth study guide of how to spot problems before they are problems. Wilson will cover how to read and understand lab scope readings, the use of Mode 6 as a diagnostic tool, how to interpret scanner data, code definitions and much more.

Chrysler, Ford, GM and import cars are covered in this video. You will receive information covering O2 sensors to MAF sensors. You’ll learn more about the functions and the correct readings on sensors and scope values in this comprehensive video than on any other video you could buy, said the company.

This AVI video, “Quick Check Diagnostics,” is a complete guide for the professional technician. Wilson will also show you how to set up a Ford for Evap testing, catalytic converter diagnosis and fuel trim values. Learn where to start to diagnose a car and learn how to get it out of your service bay faster than ever before.

Runtime: 220 minutes
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By Joe Marconi of Elite
Comebacks are a hot topic today. You need to track
all comebacks, determine the reason (tech error, part error, training issue,
other) and then calculate the true cost of the comeback.
Here are a few things to consider:
• The loss of time when performing the comeback; time that the tech can use to
perform other work and generate profit;
• The misc costs, such as overhead costs, supplies, cleaners, etc.;
• Towing costs, rental, etc.;
• Cost to morale;
• Reputation damage; and
• Reduction to your profit margin.
For every part issue, you need to
inform your supplier. Sit down with suppliers on a regular basis. Don’t return defective
parts until you have listed the parts, and maintain a report. Document
everything.
Part issues are increasing. Every shop
owner I speak to is frustrated over this.
Remember, comebacks kill your bottom
line. The more comebacks you have, the more they’re killing your profits.
This article was contributed by Joe Marconi.
Joe is one of the 1-on-1 business coaches who helps shop owners through
the Elite Coaching Program, and is the
co-founder of autoshopowner.com.

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