Did you know they have portable digital oscilloscopes that fit into the palm of your hand nowadays? I’d love to go back in time and show the users of the original oscilloscopes what we have to work with these days: they’d be amazed. However, not all handheld digital oscilloscopes are made equal, and they may not have the features you need. Now, let’s assume that you install this performance based pay plan” in your shop and your technicians’ productivity jumps to 75 percent from the current 50 percent. You just realized a 50 percent increase in labor gross profit. If your dealership is currently profitable, this 50 percent increase in labor gross profit then becomes 100 percent net profit. Take a look at your total labor gross profit for last year and increase it by 50 percent, and then ask yourself if it would be worth changing your attitude to put that much money in your bank account. What would it cost you to do that? Nothing!
Our automobiles today run on a standard 12-volt electrical system. This is becoming increasingly impractical considering how electronics-heavy today’s new vehicle is even at the base model. A 48-volt electrical system is not … Read more
You agree to get information about new jobs for this search by email. You can cancel email alerts at any time. Pierce Equipment: When smaller openings, like round or square holes, are required in a panel, a die punch is used (mounted in a die retainer, which is in turn mounted to a closing die surface). These hardened steel punches can be sharpened so that a single punch can survive the entire stamping procedure, sometimes tens of thousands of strokes. Pierce equipment normally refers to the male punch, the female die button, and the mounting retainers.
We have no power to the fuel pump wire at the tank, and have not been able to find a fuel pump relay although retrofit repair information shows that there is a fuel pump relay, but does not specify location. C1 Pin 19 at the ECM shows to be Fuel Pump Relay Control and C1 Pin 6 shows to be Fuel Pump Relay Return. Underhood power control center does not show any of the relays to be a ‘Fuel Pump Relay’.
The battery is the first part connected when first starting your vehicle. The battery must crank 100-200 amps in order to turn the … Read more
Imaging will transform the car industry en-route to the self-driving paradigm shift. Another method to prep the paint surface is by using a gray or gold scotch-brite scuff pad.Â Be sure not to use the red pad, as this will create deeper scratched that will not be cover with the clear.Â Also, keep in ming that scuff pads only scuff.Â They will work for adequate adhesion, but they do not level.Â If you have heavy orange peel or trying to level a rough surface, use sandpaper.
And, if you do the math on a 500 RO (Customer Interaction) Service Drive and the typical 100 car store, you can expect to pay $50000.00 to get results that are somewhere north of say $145,000.00 in Gross Profit from the sale of those cars, or, you can spend $5000.00 in your Service Department ($10.00 per Customer) for a $153,000.00 Gross Profit return.
Buying the battery brand specified in your owner’s manual is the best way. But if that particular brand is too expensive and you want to do some cost-cutting, follow the specification requirement also found in the owner’s manual. IED is a good school. However IAAD has a speciphic rogram for motorcycle … Read more
Testing Expo – Automotive – China is the place to discover new testing, development and validation technologies for components and complete vehicles. If you don’t have business cards, I recommend getting some so you can start building your relationships. If you just help a customer with one little question, and spend just 5 or 10 minutes with them, you will have a return customer asking for you by name.
Replacing the condenser, which is located behind the grill, may involve removal of the front bumper, hood or grill depending on the model. Since the condenser is in front of the radiator, it is also prone to collect dirt, leaves and plastic bags. Bent over fins could also affect the efficiency of the condenser. A fin comb is designed to straighten bent fins. Two lines connect to the condenser; one from the compressor and the other is the liquid line. Before installing the new condenser, check to see how much refrigerant oil needs to be added.
Congratulations! You are ready to use your OTC Genisys or EVO with your new updated software. We service all domestic and foreign models including Mercedes Benz, BMW, Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Toyota, Volvo, VW, Lexus, Ford, … Read more
This series features automotive art and illustration beginning in the 1880s, in the very early days of motoring, through to the mid-1960s. Mainly in poster form, that either advertised motor cars and car-related products, or promoted motor-racing events like Grand Prix. BOSAL ECS supplies the OEM passenger car and commercial vehicle market with complete exhaust systems, heat exchangers, catalytic converters and aftertreatment systems. Just as you did with the battery case, remove dirt and corrosion off the battery terminals using the baking soda and water solution.
Advances in technology have allowed many kiosks to forego the traditional mouse-and-keyboard layout in favour of touch-screens. This allows even more intuitive use of the machines. Users no longer need to worry about possessing any computer knowledge to operate the system, which is great for people who don’t have any computer use experience.
I run a KOEO self test with my IDS. The vehicle has no on demand codes. But, has quite a few KOEO CMDTC’s (Continuous Memory Diagnostic Trouble Codes) commonly referred to as memory codes and a pending code. Let’s go through them. The P0012 is very common on these engines. I highlighted it for a reason. With IDS you get a … Read more
Light can help us feel safe when on the road. Bright, clear headlights improve visibility without blinding other drivers with glare. Precise interior lighting adds comfort without distracting the person who’s driving. For nearly a century, Philips Automotive has been dedicated to providing best in-class lighting solutions in the Aftermarket and Original Equipment Manufacturer and Supplier (OEM, OES) markets. One out of every three cars around the world comes equipped with a Philips light source. The lecture is addressing the key issues identified by ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) for the transport system from an R&D perspective. As the main automotive technology platform on collaborative research of the EU Commission in the field of road transportation, ERTRAC has recently issued a series of roadmaps on automation of road transport (2015) electrification of vehicles (2016) and integrated urban mobility (2017). A global vision of these 3 roadmaps and ERTRAC’s recommendations will be presented by Mr di Paola-Galloni.
even if to be a car designer in my opinion means to follow a full course in transportation design…I think that in your case having had already a bachelor in Industrial Design you can go to make a Master in Car … Read more
With 150 speakers, a 200,000 sq ft exhibition and 3000 attendees, TU-Automotive Detroit is the world’s biggest conference & expo for connected & autonomous cars. I love the attempt to compare to a doctor. Why don’t we compare to an engineer, or landscaping company, software developer, carpenter…etc. Almost ALL service related jobs have to stop what they are doing, inspect and write up a quote, and lose work from ‘paying jobs’, but yet don’t see the need to charge you just to come out and earn your business.
You can pull the valve cover then plug the coils back in and run the engine, use a hammer handle and push hard on the push rod side of rocker and listen for noise change. You can also back the rocker bolt out a turn or two and SLOWLY tighten back down, noise will get louder when tightening if the roller on lifter and/or cam is bad. I’ve got a pickup load of bad cams from these same symptoms.
We find that the dealers who have low service absorption also suffer from low shop productivity. Shop productivity is defined as the number of hours sold on retail, warranty, and internal repair orders, … Read more
Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff. To provide a quick turnaround time for vehicle and equipment service/repairs to allow all County of Kauai agencies to perform their duties more easily and efficiently. Well written and to the point. I only wish some of the shops I’ve worked at knew some of this, especially the parts about natural light and enough room. Working in a cramped, dimly lit shop is not fun!
See how our broad family of materials and global development experts can help the automotive industry reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, design, safety, and affordability. hey luciano iam a student of mechanical engineering in india and i will graduate this year in june. i have bagged admission for the industrial design course at DSK ISD in india(year three foundation).How would you rate this school.
NOTE: IF you have a complaint that you cannot settle with an automotive shop manager, different states handle automotive complaints different ways and you’ll need to do a little research before moving forward. Since oil is not an endless energy source … Read more
This is the time everybody is searching for a good Design school to attend next academic year. In Transportation Design , in some ways, it is easier to choose because there are less schools. At the same time all these schools are in competition with each others and offer similar programs, similar methods and similar contacts. The more you discount, the smaller the GP. The number one reason why GP is low in many dealers is the because the money is being given away by the service advisors. Fast or slow, flashing through the maze of metropolitan congestion, or smoothly annihilating distance at almost aircraft speed in the open, Packard passengers know the luxury of truly restful transportation.
P.S I started using ‘s pearls and they have worked good. Have you used them? They donate 10% of the purchase towards charity is what it states on their website. Night be a good company to add. The blue plastic door handles were covered with Rustoleum primer and dark grey Rustoleum Ultra Cover paint.
to the matter at hand.. I’m a 32 year old production manager, have 2 bachelor degrees (Chem eng and Chemistry) and finishing my MBA this January. Diddaboyss- yes, … Read more
InvestorIntel: Lithium Producers Believe That The Automotive Market Has Reached The Tipping Point. I would recommend the i7352 if you can live without the surface pen. As a mechanical engineering student, you might not need to work with a pen at all. We live on two hundred acres of vineyards and woodland so I expect the critters. I am even on terms with the mountain lion and her cub, but PLEASE!!! Enough already.
Your CPU is crucial if you’re an engineering student. Whenever we run AutoCAD, it has to pile up its huge database and present us with a virtual workspace for our work. So, if your CPU speed is not adequate, you will have to wait for a long time for the software to just boot. Talk about the time for crafting your work alone. Sounds familiar? Don’t let that happen in your new laptop and make sure that you have a fast enough CPU.
Hi, I am a senior year Mechanical Engineering student and I want to buy a new laptop for my work and entertainment as well. Can you please recommend the best laptop for me? I use AutoCAD, MATLAB, Inventor, and Pro E till now. And … Read more