Industry News

Spreading Holiday Cheer: ‘The Group’ Launches Annual Toys for Tots Drive

December 1, 2023

Over $4 Million Raised, Thousands of Toys Donated to Date For the 12th consecutive year, participating members of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) are collecting toys and monetary […]

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New Release: ASE 101 Test Tips

November 9, 2023

Welcome to ASE 101 Test Tips! These series of videos have been designed to help you sharpen your skills before taking your ASE certification exam. These test tips will cover […]

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AVI & TGTA Deliver New Hybrid EV to WCCC for Automotive Tech Program

July 28, 2022

A new Toyota Prius was delivered to WCCC today which will allow their Automotive Technology Program to provide instruction on maintenance and repair of hybrid and electric vehicles! AVI and […]

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GM Gasoline Direct Injection Systems with Variable Valve Timing Equipped Engines

June 12, 2018

In this course Bill Fulton will be covering high side and low side fuel systems, the injector drive circuit, current ramping the fuel pump and individual cylinder fuel control. You […]

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Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.0L

April 25, 2018

Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.0L This video presentation will review the Powerstroke 6.0L and subsystems. This presentation will cover the diagnosis and update information needed to repair […]

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Lean P-Code Conditions

What You Need To Know About Lean P-Code Conditions

March 8, 2018

Lean P-Code Conditions This class, taught by Ron Bilyeu, covers some of the most popular Diagnostic Trouble Codes that technicians face every day, P0174 and P0171 Lean P-Code Conditions. nike […]

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CPS Give Away Winner Announced at AAPEX

November 9, 2017

Congratulations to Greg Lafontsee of Chandler, AZ. Greg was the grand prize winner in the sweepstakes event sponsored by Honeywell, The Group Training Academy, AVI OnDemand, and CPS to give […]

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2017 AVI Conference Registration Now Open!

September 22, 2017

Don’t miss out on some of the best technical and management training in the industry from AVI and ASA! Browse the AVI Conference website to find out everything you need to know […]

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LS-39 O2 Sensors: Wide vs Narrow Band

July 7, 2016

Attention Pronto Smart Choice Members & Federated Car Care Centers. Special Savings Just For You! As a Pronto Smart Choice Member, you are eligible to receive this class as part […]

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AVI Announces Customized Training

March 9, 2016

Fort Myers, Florida – AVI is set to offer new customized on site fleet training, for fleet managers, supervisors, and technicians. Our training will come to you! This new fleet training will offer […]

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High Times At Ford

March 4, 2016

What is all this talk about clean diesel? Is it the fuel? Is it the engine technology? Is it the aftertreatment technology? Is it the push for cleaner emissions? Yes, it’s all of the above. Clean diesel is a collaborative effort set forth by the EPA, carried out by OEMs, state and local governments, environmental and community organizations and the Federal government.

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Up In Smoke: Evap Updates and Procedures?

July 16, 2014

Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) related to evaporative emissions systems are among the 10 most-frequently encountered codes in the service bay and can be some of the most difficult to diagnose. […]

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Three Powerful Words

February 22, 2013

Last summer I was sitting in my doctor’s office reviewing the findings of all the tests that were done, diagnosing my recurring and unexplained headaches. As he explained in lengthy detail, the results of the tests, my mind began to wander to all the possibilities and decisions I had to make.

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Gonzo’s ToolBox: Brain Damage

November 26, 2012

Throughout the evolution of the modern ­vehicle, there have been an increasing number of duties taken over by computers. These computers have not only made the ­engine more fuel efficient, but also more environmentally friendly. Nowadays, these systems are starting to “think” for themselves and make decisions for the driver.

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EPA Moves Ahead on HFO-1234yf

November 23, 2010

By Jim Taylor. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA issued a “significant new use rule” (SNUR) at the end of October for the chemical substance identified as 1-Propene, 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-. The chemical is also known as HFO-1234yf.

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Help Your Shop Survive & Prosper in Tough Time

March 24, 2009

Fort Myers, FL – March 23, 2009 – As businesses struggle to stay afloat in this tough business climate, AVI has released a management training video series with AMI approved instructor George Witt, to help independent auto repair shops survive. The series How to Survive in Tough Times and Prosper consists of three DVD’s: Critical Components of the Front End, Eat Your Competition Alive, and Secrets of Running a Zoo.

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