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Protect Email Security and Avoiding Phishing Scams

October 22, 2019

Protect Email Security and Avoiding Phishing Scams “I don’t know this person, and I can’t identify this person.” Common sense dictates to ignore them or scrutinize this unidentified entity. However, Cyber Criminals still communicate personalized attacked through e-mail. Over 150 billion e-mails were sent in 2018, thus making e-mail one of the most effective ways […]

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How far away are we from self-driving cars?

October 16, 2019

How far away are we from self-driving cars? So how close is humankind away from self-driving automotive vehicles? Innovators may be off for a few more decades, but this will break all over the news. The media loves to blow things up, metaphorically, because that’s what it does best. Boston Dynamics Self-driving cars meet your […]

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How to Avoid Social Engineering Scams

October 15, 2019

How to Avoid Social Engineering Scams One of the worlds worst optimistic views is the common belief that they can not be a victim of hacking, scams, etcetera. At this point, the existence of hackers and scammers is the worlds worst kept secret. Some of the victims are those that do not understand value of […]

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Climate Control Diagnostic Process

September 18, 2019

Climate Control Diagnostic Process By John Forro Every Technician needs to have a diagnostic plan. The primary goal of the diagnostic plan is to prepare the Technician to solve the problem at hand. The plan may not work on the first try, but it will create very useful road map. To start, review the customer […]

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PCM Modes of Operations

September 13, 2019

PCM Modes of Operations by John Forro Avoiding Typical PCM Pitfalls? Well, the number one solution would be education. The more prepared you are on the subject the easier it is. Don’t forget to do proper research as well. Make sure you dig deep into the brand of car, common issues, wiring diagrams, how the […]

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Diagnostic Procedure with ICE and GDI

Diagnostic Procedure with ICE and GDI By John Forro The internal combustion engine has never had a clean design. This is why technology is moving away from ICE as fast as possible. Starting with hybrids, converting to electric vehicles. This will never be a 100% efficient power plant because every one of those piston rings, regardless of condition, […]

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Fixing Lean Fuel Banks on a 2002 Chevy Avalanche

August 28, 2019

Fixing Lean Fuel Banks on a 2002 Chevy Avalanche By John Forro So here’s an excellent case study on bad fuel pumps! A 2002 Chevy Avalanche was towed in for a diagnosis. Using a generic global scan tool, P0codes like P0171 were pulled up. When the P0171 code is pulled from your scan tool it […]

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Delphi Technologies Training Series: Making Sense of Sensors

August 15, 2019

LIVE AUGUST 28, 2019 @ 4:00 EDT Delphi Technologies will help the advanced automotive service technician “make sense of sensors” in this informative training program on vehicle electronics.  Senior Delphi Technologies instructor Dave Hobbs will cover sensor diagnostics with a meter and scan tool both on the bench and on the vehicle to help you […]

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The Group’ Attends Fort Hood Credentialing Assistance Fair

August 7, 2019

For Immediate Release For more information, contact: Jennifer Tio 312-768-7379   Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – August 7, 2019 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) was invited to participate in the first-ever Credentialing Assistance Fair sponsored by the Fort Hood Educational Services Division of the United States Army on July 18 […]

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Diagnostic Procedure with ICE and GDI

Diagnostic Procedure with ICE and GDI So the internal combustion engine, to keep in mind, has never been a really clean design which is why all the technology is trying to get away from that and they started with hybrids and now they’re going to full electric vehicles. It’s never going to be 100% efficient […]

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The August Newsletter Quick Quiz

August 5, 2019

Test Your Knowledge – Quick Quiz Description Using your scan tool and labscope to accurately decipher engine PIDS, mechanical issues, fuel issues and ignition issues.  Instructor John Forro will show the students how to get the most out of your diagnostic process to get to the root of drivability issue without spending needless time performing […]

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Fixing What The Vehicles Immune System Can’t

August 1, 2019

Using your scan tool and labscope to accurately decipher engine PIDS, mechanical issues, fuel issues and ignition issues.  Instructor John Forro will show the students how to get the most out of your diagnostic process to get to the root of drivability issue without spending needless time performing many diagnostic tests. Topics covered: Career Evolution […]

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SMP Turbocharger Diagnosis and Service

July 16, 2019

Turbochargers are used in all light truck diesels have become common in small displacement engines. These systems change the diagnosis of fuel trim and engine breathing. Technician must understand turbocharger components and operation for proper diagnosis of engine performance complaints. The goal of this class is to prepare technicians to diagnose and service turbochargers on […]

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ZF Suspension Systems

June 27, 2019

Ford F150 in Steering & Chassis Technology ZF/TRW chassis systems are present in every second car on our planet. This shows the large OE business what TRW is representing. During this class you will get an in depth look into TRW chassis technology on a Ford F150, starting with the foundations of chassis dynamics and […]

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P0101 Exhaust EGR Flow Inefficient

June 24, 2019

P0101 Exhaust EGR Flow Inefficient The quick description of P0101 is a mass airflow (MAF) circuit or performance malfunction. When the MAF signal is below a certain spec that is when the P0101 appears. Bill Fulton first wants to talk about the mass airflow sensor, it’s the major input in a computer. It will calculate […]

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The July Newsletter Quick Quiz

June 20, 2019

Test Your Knowledge – Quick Quiz

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The Truth Behind Telematics Data – Your Future Is In Jeopardy

June 6, 2019

  It really is a great time to be an aftermarket automotive technician.  Engines are getting better year after year and the computers that make them perform really do make it easier to serve your amazing customers. As we watch the industry we are seeing a disturbing trend. Every year, gaining access to this data […]

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The Auto Care Association (ACA) and AVI (a Florida company) join forces in the fight for ownership, accessibility and privacy rights of car-generated data.

May 15, 2019 For Immediate Release Fort Myers, FL – Automotive Video Innovations (AVI) has donated their in-house studio time and staff to Auto Care Association’s President, Bill Hanvey, to produce an important Public Service Announcement (PSA) advocating for open and equal access to car-generated data. Bill Hanvey, President of Auto Care Association, “There is no larger issue […]

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The 2019 Targeted Consumer Direct Mail Campaign

June 4, 2019

LBT-365 Bosch Start/Stop Technology: System Diagnostics

May 31, 2019

LIVE JUNE 26 @ 2:00 PM EDT – This program builds on the LBT-352 program, which was presented live at the 2019 AVI Spring Training Conference. In this program we will dig deeper into the three different voltage stabilization designs, featured on Stop/Start vehicles, specifically looking at the components involved and analyzing the wiring schematics. On vehicle […]

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LBT-363 Toyota Brands: Critical Scan Tool Analysis

May 24, 2019

Join Us Live May 29, 2019 – Longtime AVI instructor Bill Fulton focuses this scan tool course on Toyota systems. Bill shows you how to quickly analyze data to get to the root of systematic issues, including using Global and Enhanced data to get your diagnostics started fast. O2 sensors, fuel trim data, MAF issues and more […]

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LBT-345 Social Media: Be Where They Are

February 23, 2019

This course is will introduce you to social media and explain the importance of why your business needs to be visible there. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: Recognize the importance of an automotive business being visible on social media Explain the basics of the top social media platforms Describe […]

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LBT-346 Dealing With Difficult Customers

Ever had a really great, incredible day destroyed by a customer? Yes, you know the one. These situations disrupt business, affect the work environment, and suck all the energy out of you. It is a tough job to be helpful and provide great customer service when a guest is confrontational, unreasonable or over demanding. Let’s […]

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LBT-347 Top EPA Trouble Codes

February 22, 2019

TOP EPA TROUBLE CODES presented by John Forro Every quarter of every year, the EPA releases a list of the top trouble codes regarding emission related issues. Instructor John Forro discusses the most recent list of codes, and the possible fixes for them. A great class for all technicians and critical for technicians with state […]

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LBT-344 Euro Wiring Diagrams

February 5, 2019

Join Us Live February 20 @ 4:00-5:00 pm EST – You’ve got a Euro car as your next job with an electrical problem, You’re pulling up the wiring diagrams and you can’t make heads or tail of it. Has this frustration ever happened to you? This class will help unravel the mysterious format in the EURO […]

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Diagnostic Mindset

August 3, 2018

If we were to start by trying to perform many different tests on every car starting with compression testing, moving on to ignitions specific tests and followed by fuel tests, we would never make any money on any diagnostic job at all.  What if we took a different approach?  An approach that consists of viewing […]

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What You Need to Know About the Pronto Smart Choice Program

July 17, 2018

July 19 @ 11am & 4pm EDT– This 20 minute webcast will showcase the features and benefits of the Smart Choice Service Center Program, helping you understand what a great value this program is and how all Smart Choice Service Centers should be taking advantage of it. Great information And Free Movie Tickets When you login […]

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Advanced Chrysler Diagnostics

July 16, 2018

Bill Fulton takes you into the shop for live vehicle training. He will cover APPS and TPS sensors, Networking & Bussing, CCD wires and bus circuits, KOER and KOEO testing, Cam and Crank diagnostics and Auto Shut Down & Fuel Pump Relay Schematics and testing. Topics Covered: Electronic Throttle Control: Hard faults & functional testing NGC 5 Volt […]

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GM TPMS: The Setup And Relearn Procedures

July 15, 2018

View All Our Tire and Wheel Courses       GM TPMS systems on Buick, Pontiac, Chevy, GMC, Cadillac and Hummer models are some of the easiest to service if you have the right tools and knowledge. Starting in 2007, most vehicles use a TRW-, Schrader- or VDO-manufactured system that all share the same relearn […]

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Controller Area Network (C.A.N.) Overview

July 5, 2018

After attending this course, the student will have a thorough understanding of the two common types of networking systems used on vehicles today and understanding how to diagnose those issues. Topics Covered: What is networking?  Students will be presented with an overview of multiplexing, networking systems and how the various modules are integrated onto a […]

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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 will also learn about new technology with scan tool functions so you can properly handle these vehicles when they come to your shop. Topics Covered: […]

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Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.7L

May 8, 2018

Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.7L The Powerstroke 6.7L is a newer Ford diesel that is equipped with a Piezo-common rail fuel injection system, dual boost and variable vane turbocharger plus reverse flow cylinder heads. A review of the engine and subsystems is mentioned on the following systems: Common rail injection system, injector […]

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Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.4L

April 25, 2018

Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.4L Powerstroke 6.4L was not used by Ford for many years. It was used from mid 2007 to 2010. The 6.4L brought about the use of the aftertreatment system and common rail injection. The AVI video training will include information and diagnostic procedures related to this engine. Instruction […]

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Power Up Your Power Stroke Skills – 6.0L

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 issues found on these trucks. Information will include: Review of the high pressure oil system, leak checks and components Fuel system updates and issues found […]

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Parasitic Current Draw

April 6, 2018

In this tech tip from LBT-270 “Parasitic Current Draw”, instructor Dave Hobbs shows a quick and easy way to do a parasitic current draw test and the usefulness of a battery disconnect for long periods of vehicle storage. Join our mailing list!

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