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Today's Car Care Tip: Computer Diagnostics: Necessary Training And Information Systems

All the latest diagnostic equipment is worthless without a trained and informed diagnostician. Today's diagnosticians must keep abreast with rapidly changing technology if they want to remain in the field.

The average student coming out of an automotive technical college needs two years to get "up to speed" after joining the workforce. Diagnosticians must have access to over a million pages of technical information to fix computer-related problems.

Transmissions, ABS brakes, HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Traction Control, Fuel Delivery Systems, and Performance Systems are all computer-controlled.

Car manufacturers and vendors are continuously coming out with TSB's (Technical Service Bulletins), alerting the diagnostician of repair strategies and fixes for computer glitches. Information systems like Mitchell-On-Demand, AllData, and CAS are necessary for accurate diagnosing and repair.

Handy Car Care Tips and Suggestions

Fluid Colors

fluid-colorsThese are what your vehicle’s fluids look like when they’re brand new and just added to your vehicle. If they’re black, smell burnt, or just past your manufacturer’s recommended service interval, getting these fluids changed can prevent big expenses down the road. Click here to see the fluid chart.

Vehicle Systems

These are diagrams of how all of the integral systems in your car work. From your air conditioning, to your brakes, to your engine, use these diagrams to see how everything works, and why certain repairs and preventative maintenance services are necessary, and can save you money in the long run. Click on any picture below to see a larger diagram!