Garage Gurus

Garage Gurus® is an industry-leading training and support platform created to address the skills gap and technician shortages facing the automotive service industry.

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Clinic Length: Approx. 3 hours, Tuition: FREE This clinic enhances the skills of the professional undercar technician in the area of advanced wheel alignment. It covers suspension and steering diagnosis due to bent parts from accidents and road hazards, vehicle modifications, tire/wheel resizing and height issues. A review of basic alignment angles followed by thorough explanation of steering axis inclination (SAI), included angle (IA), scrub radius and toe out on turns (TOOT) will assist the alignment technician in utilizing the aligner as a diagnostic tool. Related electronic systems are also covered in this course. Vehicle component inspection and customer communication skills are necessary traits for any successful alignment tech and the importance of these skills are stressed in this class. After completing this seminar, the student will have the knowledge to: • Utilize the alignment machine as a diagnostic tool for the alignment and repair of vehicles involved in road hazard incidents and vehicle collisions • Identify root causes for uneven or erratic tire wear and handling problems. Effectively communicate the results to the vehicle owner • Identify how vehicle modifications and tire/wheel changes affect alignment and dynamic operation • Analyze related electronic systems that interact with the chassis system in need of recalibration or adjustment after the alignment procedure Read More

Clinic Length: Approx. 3 hours, Tuition FREE This seminar focuses on educating technicians on the fast growing technical area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology used on many vehicles. Systems such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, side-view cameras and 360° camera use will be discussed. We will highlight calibration methods for these systems within the class showcasing real-world procedures pre and post repair. A primary area of focus will be on where to find relevant information and what equipment is needed to perform these calibrations. Simply connecting a scan tool and clearing the lights that are on in the instrument cluster is not the answer, performing proper calibrations are. After completing this seminar, the student will have the knowledge to: Understand forward facing camera calibration procedures Diagnose ADAS system malfunctions related to braking concerns Test proximity and ultrasonic sensors Identify resources, information and tools necessary to complete ADAS calibration procedures Understand forward radar sensor calibration procedures Analyze related electronic systems that interact with the ADAS system in need of recalibration or adjustment after the alignment procedure Read More

Clinic Length: Approx. 3 hours, Tuition FREE This seminar focuses on educating technicians on the fast growing technical area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology used on many vehicles. Systems such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, side-view cameras and 360° camera use will be discussed. We will highlight calibration methods for these systems within the class showcasing real-world procedures pre and post repair. A primary area of focus will be on where to find relevant information and what equipment is needed to perform these calibrations. Simply connecting a scan tool and clearing the lights that are on in the instrument cluster is not the answer, performing proper calibrations are. After completing this seminar, the student will have the knowledge to: Understand forward facing camera calibration procedures Diagnose ADAS system malfunctions related to braking concerns Test proximity and ultrasonic sensors Identify resources, information and tools necessary to complete ADAS calibration procedures Understand forward radar sensor calibration procedures Analyze related electronic systems that interact with the ADAS system in need of recalibration or adjustment after the alignment procedure Read More

Clinic Length: Approx. 3 hours, Tuition FREE This seminar focuses on educating technicians on the fast growing technical area of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology used on many vehicles. Systems such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, side-view cameras and 360° camera use will be discussed. We will highlight calibration methods for these systems within the class showcasing real-world procedures pre and post repair. A primary area of focus will be on where to find relevant information and what equipment is needed to perform these calibrations. Simply connecting a scan tool and clearing the lights that are on in the instrument cluster is not the answer, performing proper calibrations are. After completing this seminar, the student will have the knowledge to: Understand forward facing camera calibration procedures Diagnose ADAS system malfunctions related to braking concerns Test proximity and ultrasonic sensors Identify resources, information and tools necessary to complete ADAS calibration procedures Understand forward radar sensor calibration procedures Analyze related electronic systems that interact with the ADAS system in need of recalibration or adjustment after the alignment procedure Read More

This course covers the incorporation of electrical components into electronic systems.  Technicians will see how all automotive systems now involve some form of microprocessor control.  Technicians learn about design and operation of input sensors and  switches, central processing units, and output devices such as actuators and motors.  It introduces vehicle networks and provides an overview of basic engine management and body electrical systems. Read More

Workshop Length: 1 day (8 hours) $250.00 U.S. 0.8 CEUs awarded This workshop will be delivered in one 8 hour session.  11-18-22  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST   This workshop will focus on the different types of electronic engine diagnostic procedures used to diagnose today’s engines. Both in-cylinder pressure transducers and manifold vacuum transducers used with a digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) can reduce valuable diagnostic and teardown time on today’s VVT equipped multi-cam engines. Engine performance and emissions can be severely impacted by cam timing concerns caused from lack of oil, failed timing chain tensioners and/or stretched timing chains or belts. Volumetric efficiency reductions caused by lack of air flow concerns from restrictions in the intake or exhaust systems can cause Low Power concerns. Air leaks in the induction system cause Check Engine lights and can be difficult to validate and pinpoint. Engine compression issues can be significant in size or very small, almost undetectable at times, leading to misfire DTCs. Relative compression testing can reduce the time it takes to validate a compression issue on an engine. These types of problems can skew the diagnostic information in the scan tool and can make it unreliable or unclear. In this class you learn the benefits of modern diagnostic equipment and learn when and how to use these testing techniques on the vehicle. After completing this workshop, the student will have the knowledge to: Identify what tests to apply to accurately pinpoint the cause of engine performance concerns such as lack of power, run roughs, vacuum leaks and engine misfire Perform relative compression tests using both scan tools and lab scopes with a high amp current probe Perform mechanical engine testing and diagnosis using electronic pressure transducers Perform cranking vacuum tests on the engine using both the scan tool and a lab scope with vacuum transducer to validate air leaks Validate engine camshaft to crankshaft correlation accurately using lab scope tests Utilize new scan tool information and techniques to reduce diagnostic time in the service bay for VVT related faults or symptoms Read More

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