2018 Editions Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Fuel Trims!

Understanding fuel trims is the gateway to diagnosing common emissions problems. However, before we begin to use this information, specific criteria must be met in order for the PCM to gather accurate information.

Walking The Talk With PCM/CAN Bus Communication Problems

If you don’t have much experience working with CAN bus communications systems, you’re not alone.

From The Editor: Now’s The Time For Techs

For years the industry has been calling for qualified technicians to join the automotive, collision and diesel trades, but have you really been listening?

10 Tips For TPMS Sensor Service And Installation

New to TPMS or need a refresher? Here are 10 quick tips to know when servicing or installing clamp-on TPMS sensors.

Career Center of Southern Illinois Instructor Named Fourth Finalist For ‘B’laster Instructor Of The Year’

Greg Baird shares how a customized education helps students from all walks of life. 

Project #LoTech: NKCS Students Customize Truck For The 2018 SEMA Show

This year, the SEMA Show floor had a very special customized vehicle. No, we aren’t talking about a Chip Foose build or Ken Block’s newest racing machine. We’re talking about a completely modified 2017 Ford F-150, customized in part by the automotive department at the Career and Technical Education Center of North Kansas City Schools.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College Takes On ‘The Great Race’

If you want to truly enjoy a classic car, while pushing it to its performance limits, there’s a race for that: The Great Race. So, when a local businessman approached Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) to participate in The Great Race’s X-Cup college and high school division, it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up.

How Noise, Vibration & Harshness Diagnostics Is Changing

The topic of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) diagnostics came home to me 20 years ago when I began dabbling in collector car repairs. Customers soon began complaining about wind noise and chassis vibrations in ’60s-era cars. Back then, these complaints weren’t repairable because good NVH abatement technology had yet to be developed. Today, that is not the case.

Automatic Transmission Fluid: Several Factors Influence Vehicle-Specific Formulations

Why are there so many types of automatic transmission fluid? You might ask yourself this question if you are ever tasked with ordering a few quarts for an Asian or European vehicle that rolls into the shop.

Career Corner: 8 Questions Technicians Should Ask During A Job Interview

Job interviews aren’t just a time for the employer to ask all the questions. As a potential employee, you should also interview the employer to make sure the job is a good fit for your needs and skills.

From the Editor: Don’t Forget The Mechanic

Tomorrow’s Tech Editor Carley Hull talks the importance of being both a mechanic and a technician.

Kickstarting Your Automotive Career In The Real World: Meet Tesla Technician Bel Valdez

When Maribel “Bel” Valdez was 16 years old, she was discouraged from pursuing a career as an automotive technician. More than a decade later, she completed her automotive technology education, landed a job at Tesla and isn’t turning back.