It is essential to understand what is different on these vehicles and how it might change your diagnostic approach.
A vehicle that is equipped with a stop/start system may soon be coming to your bays or might already be there on some European and Asian vehicles. These systems can improve fuel economy by 3-5 percent, depending on the driving habits of the customer. For your shop, it is essential to understand what is different on these vehicles, and how those differences might change your diagnostic approach.
Andrew Markel discusses the growing margin of vehicles with stop-start economy systems, and what that means for the changing state of oil.