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Four Auto Students Headed To Russia For WorldSkills Competition

SkillsUSA has revealed the 20 young competitors, including four automotive students, who will represent the United States at WorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. 

Standard Motor Products Kicks Off Blue Streak ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Automotive Scholarship Contest

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) is bringing back its Standard Blue Streak “Stronger Than Ever” Automotive Scholarship Contest. Running through June 29, 2018, the competition will award three up-and-coming students with a $5,000 scholarship.

NASTF Using Tech 2

Bob Pattengale demonstrates how to use the National Automotive Service Task Force’s website as a guide for flashing and reprogramming. He shows us how to use the NASTF website to learn how to navigate the OEM sites and prepare you for the job ahead.

Scan Tool Testing Quick Tip

In this clip Jim Wilson teaches us about graphing MAP and RPM in your scan data to test for glitches in the pattern in order to isolate mechanical, fuel or ignition problems.

FORD Hybrid Quick Tip

Tip Clip: Excerpt from the Ford Hybrids program with Craig Van Batenburg. Craig talks about the components of the Ford Escape Hybrid and hybrid computer system terminology

Hybrid Oil Specifications

Hybrid Oil Specifications with Craig Van Batenburg. Learn more about Toyota hybrid oil specifications that can save you a lot of headaches.

Toyota J-2534 Passthough

In AVI’s Toyota J-2534 Passthough video, you will learn more about passthrough programming with ATG’s Ross Wellwood.

Alternate Uses for Your Smoke Machine

Alternate Uses For Your Evap Smoke Tester: tips and tricks for many different uses of and evap smoke tester with Dave Hobbs

Volkswagen / Audi Diagnostics

Volkswagen and Audi Diagnostics with Ross Wellwood

Mode $06 Tech Tip

Mode $06 has become a mainstay in automotive diagnostics these days, but many technicians still struggle with determining DTC sources. In this program, Jim Wilson will show you detailed steps to show you how to access the most intuitive tests through Global OBD II and Mode $06.

Hybrid Case Study

There are a lot of differences between the increasingly popular hybrid electric vehicle and a traditional gas vehicle. That is why AVI has provided these 17 case studies to help you up your voltage by getting to know the technical issues that you will encounter when servicing these vehicles. This program is loaded with inside information and time saving tips to help you repair these vehicles more efficiently and effectively.

Dynamic Duo of Diagnostics Tip Clip

Get some quick tips from Dave Hobbs as he shows us how to use a smoke machine and scan tool as a diagnostic dream team. Learn the basics of EVAP systems and how they work so you can better use your scan tool and smoke machine together as a better team for diagnosing EVAP related codes.