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LBT-421 Talking Trucks – 6.7L Power Stroke Emission Systems – SCR/DPF

September 21, 2021

Talking Trucks – 6.7L Power Stroke Emission Systems – SCR/DPF DPF and SCR issues can be hard to diagnose and repair. The DPF and SCR systems are two separate systems but can affect each other, and this session will take you through information and procedures to solve complaints involving SCR/DPF related issues. The 6.7 Power […]

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September 15, 2021

A Mobile Hybrid Training Tour Update

September 9, 2021

Well, our Mobile Training Tour crew is getting ready to head out on the road again. Have you seen what the guys have been working on during their short break? Just building one of the finest “68 Camaro Super Sport restorations to hit the streets of Summit County, Ohio! John Forro’s dream car is a […]

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AVI & The Group Training Academy Visit Tidewater Tech – Mobile Training Tour

September 8, 2021

The Group Training Academy and AVI traveled to Tidewater College to provide hands-on training for technicians. These technicians were able to get up close with components of the cutaway hybrid tool and learning valuable techniques from our instructors during this unique training experience. Stay tuned to this blog for more Mobile Training Updates!

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The Mobile Training Tour Visits Stark State College for Hybrid/Electrical Training [Photos]

September 3, 2021

We visited Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio last week! It was a great day of training for the technicians there.

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AVI and The Group Training Academy Go to Richmond

September 2, 2021

The Mobile Training Tour crew are back on the road, this time for training sessions in Richmond Va. Tom Rayk, John Barkley, and Gil Anchondo are taking their live, hands on, hybrid/electric vehicle training program to the Virginia Dept. of General Sciences, Office of Fleet Management.

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Meet Gil Anchondo, Expert Body Repair and Paint Restoration Specialist

September 1, 2021

We’d like to take advantage of a little break in the action to officially introduce one of the newest instructors to join team AVI & The Group Training Academy, Gil Anchondo. We were first introduced to Gil by another fortunate, but not as recent “talent acquisition”, Tom Rayk. Gil is from Los Angeles, where he […]

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The Mobile Tour Takes Training to The Ohio Post Office Technicians

The Mobile Training Tour brought us to the Ohio Post Office where our instructors provided training to the technicians.

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PTEN Judges Comments On The AVI/The Group Training Academy EV Training Tool

August 27, 2021

Interested in booking live training with this award winning vehicle? Click Here for more information. We received an E-mail today containing some comments from the same judges who determined our cutaway Prius, hybrid/electric, training vehicle as a winner of the PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) Innovations Award. Check them out below:

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Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics [Quick Quiz]

August 26, 2021

How much do you know about NVH Diagnostics? Take the quiz and find out.

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Uncommon Thermal Imaging Tests [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-403: Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics, instructor John Forro shows some outside the box testing when it comes to thermal imaging testing, such as locating parasitic draws and more. JOIN US LIVE SEPTEMBER 29 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! AVI Instructor John Forro will cover how […]

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The Group Training Academy’s Hybrid Training Is Coming to Richmond, VA

August 20, 2021

FEATURING OUR AWARD WINNING CUT-A-WAY PRIUS LIVE INSTRUCTOR LED HANDS-ON TRAINING

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LBT-403 Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics

August 18, 2021

JOIN US LIVE SEPTEMBER 29 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! AVI Instructor John Forro will cover how the NVH tool can be used for driveline noise diagnostics, engine noises, suspension complaints, and exhaust leaks. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you […]

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A Walkthrough Of The Group Training Academy’s Hybrid Prius Training Tool

August 17, 2021

https://aviondemand.wistia.com/medias/qx53n6s3mm?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=700 We’re excited to tell you all about our drag racing, award winning (PTEN) cut away Prius hybrid/electric training vehicle. Here are just some of the unique features that make this an award winning training prop that you could have for your own training programs. Having so much of the exterior body removed makes viewing […]

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The Group Training Academy’s Mobile Training Tour

August 11, 2021

August 13th, 2021 – Norton, OH Friday Aug. 13, we find Tom and Gil back at AVI North headquarters in Norton, Ohio prepping the “Brake Cube”, an interactive, hands on brakes training tool, as well as readying the truck, trailer and cut away Prius, the Hybrid/Electric training vehicle to bring their brand of expert automotive […]

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Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. Wins 2021 PTEN Innovation Award

August 4, 2021

https://aviondemand.wistia.com/medias/6aev0n07ii?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=700 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Automotive Video Innovations, Inc Phone: 1-800-718-7246 Email: support@aviondemand.com August 2, 2021, Fort Myers, FL – Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI), an industry leader in providing automotive training to academic and industry organizations, is pleased to announce that AVI is the recipient of a 2021 Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) […]

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LBT-423 Automatic Transmission Specialist

August 3, 2021

Automatic Transmission Specialist Learn how modern Auto transmissions work from the Convertor to output shaft. Convertor operation including new system designs are covered. All operations of Planetary gear sets, Clutches, Drums and Bands will be covered. Valve bodies, Solenoids and Computers and their operation will be discussed. Once the components and operation are learned Transmission […]

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Advancing Your Networking Diagnostic Skills – Part 1

July 15, 2021

JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given in course Dave Hobbs brings you up-to-date networking information in part […]

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NHRA Announced A New Electric Vehicle Racing Class – EV Tour Blog

June 26, 2021

June 25, 2021 – Norwalk, OH Electric cars are coming. Well, electric cars are here. You petrol-heads may laugh and point when the neighbor’s Prius drives by silently, or scoff at all the news stories of manufacturers investing heavily into hybrid and pure electric cars and that’s understandable. Electric vehicles are a severe variation of […]

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Hybrid Training Tool at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 – Norwalk, OH This past weekend some of AVI’s staff traveled from Ft. Myers, FL up to Norwalk, OH for the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals a week early. While there, The Group Training Academy and AVI’s hybrid training tool participated in a ‘Test and Tune’ on the Drag Strip check out […]

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F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel (ADAS)

June 16, 2021

JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon course enrollment Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) F.R.E.D. (Frustrating […]

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Proximity Sensor Issues & Testing [Tech Tip]

May 28, 2021

In this tech tip John Forro explains how proximity sensors work and communicate with the vehicle. John also covers insightful testing strategies to check for proximity signals and test if they are transmitting correctly. JOIN US LIVE JUNE 9 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE FREE EVENT! REGISTER NOW AVI Instructor John Forro will […]

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GM PK3 Systems & Parasitic Draw [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the TGTA course “The Key to Security System Diagnostics”, John Forro explains reprogramming the theft module and covers things to keep in mind with the PK3 system which can drain the car battery if left in the ignition lock cylinder. JOIN US LIVE JUNE 9 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EDT FOR […]

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Your KEY to Success Sweepstakes!

May 26, 2021

Join us for this Live Premiere! Immediately following the premiere of this brand new course there will be a live Q&A session with John Forro.  In this course, instructor John Forro will explain vehicle security and anti-theft systems. John will cover earlier systems right up through current systems utilizing proximity detection and more. Also included […]

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Service Advisor Coaching Program | Moving Parts Blog

May 21, 2021

May 20, 2021 – Morgantown, WV We’ve touched base in the past, albeit briefly, on one of AVI’s newest education programs that we label “coaching” in both name and content. This program does exactly what the title represents; a program where a knowledgeable instructor educates and guides the student on subjects they are interested in, […]

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New Hybrid Training Tool Close To Completion

May 7, 2021

So John Forro, master fabricator and pretty nice guy, is close to the finish line on the new Prius build for our client in California. Let’s let the pictures tell the story here.

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Duramax Diesel Coaching Program

May 6, 2021

Diesel – Duramax  This course will consist of six (6) weekly zoom meetings with our registered attendees. They will be held on Zoom.  There will be an online orientation and an online assessment provided to take before the first meeting. This coaching session, consisting of six webinar meetings, is full of information on GM Duramax […]

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Service Advisor Coaching Program

May 4, 2021

In this coaching program, we will be diving into some of the most difficult challenges for service advisors with a progressive approach to real-world scenarios & solutions for success. This series will empower your skillset as an advisor while bringing higher levels of achievement for a service experience your clients deserve. These live virtual sessions […]

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Scan Tool Louver Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Controlled Cooling Systems”, Dave Hobbs shows an old school method for thermostat testing. Dave uses a Mahle MAP type thermostat to show you a useful technique used to verify if there is a faulty thermostat.

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Old School Thermostat Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Controlled Cooling Systems”, Dave Hobbs shows an old school method for thermostat testing. Dave uses a Mahle MAP type thermostat to show you a useful technique used to verify if there is a faulty thermostat.

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Moving Parts – AVI Staff Travels to “AVI North”

April 29, 2021

April 27, 2021 – Morgantown, WV I’ve spoken in the past about the great staff at AVI, who can really produce excellent products and still be a fun group to be around. For the inauguration of the recording studio at AVI’s new Technology Center in Norton, Ohio, Paul  Louwers, President of AVI, sent a few […]

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LBT-413 Computer Controlled Cooling Systems

April 27, 2021

JOIN US MAY 12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover what you need to know about computer controlled cooling systems. Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration information given upon enrollment. Do you understand the workings […]

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Legendary Automotive Cutaway Hybrid Training Review & Testimonial [WATCH]

April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 – Morgantown, WV Semi-regular readers of this blog probably have a good idea that the folks here at The Group Training Academy and Automotive Video Innovations try to keep a sense of humor on most subjects and like to align ourselves with folks who think similarly. Imagine our pleasure when we were […]

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New Hybrid Training Tool Build – Behind The Scenes

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021 – Morgantown, WV Most of the car folks at AVI like a specific category of vehicle. As mentioned before, Tom Rayk likes trucks, especially those of the diesel variety. Paul Louwers is a Mustang guy. John Forro is a Chevy guy. I like old European cars, especially Series Land Rovers. These unnegotiable […]

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Interview With AVI Instructor Chris Womock

April 13, 2021

April 12, 2021 – Morgantown, WV AVI is branching out, and a lot of this growth has happened relatively recently. Not only is AVI and TGTA moving heavily into expanding delivery methods (see our coaching program and developed live, instructor-led technician training), we’re also looking to support new audiences. Chris Womock is an active firefighter […]

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