Diagnostics 101 - Columbia, SC
Diagnostics 101 - Columbia, SC
- Time: 8am - 5pm EST
- Location: Columbia, SC
Between the outdated curriculum and constantly evolving technology on trucks and equipment, it’s no surprise there’s a massive shortage of diesel technicians. This leaves those who work as technicians responsible for doing everything from performing routine maintenance to advanced diagnostics on complex data linking and electronic systems using various electronic tools. This large skills gap in day-to-day activities requires a new way of thinking. That’s why our team of former technicians has developed this class! We’ll teach technicians this new way of thinking and get them started on creating personal processes and workflows creating more confident technicians that can perform deeper and more complex diagnostics.
Step One in Becoming a Top Technician
Becoming a top technician today requires skills that simply can’t be taught in technical schools due to the rapidly evolving heavy-duty industry. Since they haven’t been able to learn these skills, technicians often get overwhelmed and frustrated with difficult electrical issues or repeat failures. This class will cover key concepts and the out-of-the-box thinking that technicians need to become true diagnosticians.
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- How and where to begin your diagnostic steps each time you receive a vehicle for diagnosing
- Essential tools for performing most diagnostics
- How to rank fault codes and the importance of diagnosing the correct code
- The importance of visual and audible cues
- The importance of quickly locating and utilizing repair information
- What questions to ask the driver/operator and why this conversation is so important but often overlooked
- How to effectively and efficiently verify your repairs to eliminate comebacks and multi-repairs
Start Looking at the Whole Picture
Technicians deal with a wide variety of scenarios and many trainings are geared towards a “perfect world” where diagnostics can be performed the same on every vehicle. As we all know, that’s not the case. This class will teach technicians how to create a personal workflow with a new way of thinking that will lead them to the right repair every time.
Stop Wasting Time on Incorrect Repairs
How often have you seen technicians spend hours on diagnosing an issue and replacing parts only to realize they’re not addressing the root cause? This class will give technicians the skills to evaluate “ghost repairs” from real repairs.
To help reinforce the concepts learned in this course, technicians will get hands-on training connecting to a live vehicle and identifying fault codes. This hands-on training will have technicians walk through all the steps needed to identify the root cause of the issue. They’ll also learn how to look up any repair information or specs needed to diagnose the issue.
Benefits for Diesel Technicians
Technicians will leave this class knowing how to get from repair order to completed vehicle as seamlessly as possible. These skills will help technicians reach a higher level of overall diagnostic knowledge that can be utilized on any vehicle or piece of equipment in any shop.
Benefits for Shop Owners and Managers
With the lack of technicians in the workforce, building these foundations of diagnostic skills in current technicians is imperative to making your business or shop run smoothly. This class will allow your technicians to work more efficiently thus creating a faster turnaround time for vehicles and equipment and resulting in the correct repair the first time around.
Until further notice, students attending our in-person training classes at any location will be required to undergo a mandatory non-contact temperature check before entering the classroom. Optional masks will also be provided to students.
Please Note - This class will be held at the NEW Diesel Laptops Training Center in Irmo, SC (map below.)
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