Wheel Bearing Diagnostics

Sponsored by Schaeffler, manufacturers of FAG

Original air date: October 19, 2017

Wheel bearings carry the weight of a vehicle on a surface no larger than a credit card. That's why proper inspection and installation methods are critical for servicing modern wheel bearings. In this free 30-minute training webinar, ASE-certified technician Mike Geul will discuss the basics and advanced techniques for diagnostics and service.

Speakers

  • Mike Geul, Technical Service Manager, Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.
  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content, Brake & Front End, ImportCar, and Underhood Service

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Optimize Your Shop for Success in TPMS

Sponsored by Schrader Performance Sensors

Original air date: October 12, 2017

TPMS has already proven to be a huge profit builder for many shops in North America and now around the world. However, TPMS can also be confusing if proper training and standard operating procedures are not in place. During this 30-minute educational webinar, you'll receive recommendations for TPMS shop management.

Speakers

  • Robert Tinson, National Sales Manager, U.S., Schrader Performance Sensors
  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Brake & Front End

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Hub Unit and Wheel Speed Sensor Diagnostics

Sponsored by NTN, manufacturer of BCA Wheel Bearings

Original air date: September 27, 2017

The leading cause of wheel bearing hub unit replacement is wheel speed sensor codes and malfunction indicator lights that cripple ABS operation. In some cases, it is difficult to diagnose without performing a complete diagnostic procedure. In this 30-minute training webinar, we'll cover how to track faults at the air gap all the way to the wiring connector at the ABS control module.

Speakers

  • Scott Weaver, Brake & Front End and ImportCar columnist, ASE Certified Technician
  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content, Brake & Front End, ImportCar, and Underhood Service

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How are You Inspecting Shocks & Struts?

Sponsored by Arnott

Original air date: September 21, 2017

Finding a failed shock or strut is easy, but inspecting a shock or strut for wear is difficult. Communicating the condition of them to the customer can be impossible, unless you have the right tools and knowledge. This training webinar will also discuss how to diagnosis active, hydraulic, and air ride systems.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content, Brake & Front End, ImportCar, and Underhood Service
  • Jim Merle, Publisher, Babcox Media TechGroup

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How to Diagnose, Inspect, and Replace the Overrunning Alternator Decoupler Pulley (OAD)

Sponsored by Litens Automotive Group

Original air date: August 24, 2017

The Overrunning Alternator Decoupler (OAD) pulley has added a new wrinkle to accessory drive belt and alternator service. An OAD can be a potential comeback for your shop, or a new service opportunity. Attend this 30-minute training webinar to learn about OAD diagnostics, inspection, and replacement.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content, Brake & Front End, ImportCar, and Underhood Service
  • Rob Laing, Engineering Director, Litens Automotive Group
  • Jim Merle, Publisher, Babcox Media TechGroup

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Dual Mass Flywheel Diagnostics and Replacement

Sponsored by Schaeffler, manufacturers of LuK

Original air date: July 27, 2017

Technicians and parts professionals should attend this free 30-minute training webinar to hear Mike Geul, an ASE-certified technician, share how to diagnose and service dual mass flywheels. Learn where and why DMFs are used, how a DMF works, why you shouldn't replace a DMF with a solid flywheel, and how to diagnose DMF failure.

Speakers

  • Mike Geul, Technical Service Manager, Schaeffler
  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content for Brake & Front End, ImportCar, and Underhood Service

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The Top 8 TSBs You Need to Know About

Sponsored by Federated Auto Parts

Original air date: July 20, 2017

During this webinar you'll hear Andrew Markel, Director of Content for Brake & Front End, ImportCar, and Underhood Service, share his unique insights into the latest TSBs and how they will shape your approach to diagnosing and servicing late-model vehicles at your shop -- now and in the future.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content, Babcox Media TechGroup

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Brake Rotor Metallurgy and Diagnostics

Sponsored by MEYLE AG

Original air date: June 29, 2017

Rotors are highly-engineered components on both a mechanical and molecular level. Find out how metallurgy influences the performance of a rotor, how carbon content can improve a rotor’s strength, proper installation methods, and how you can give your customers different rotor options.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel, Director of Content, Babcox Media TechGroup
  • Jim Merle, Publisher, Babcox Media TechGroup

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TPMS Made Simple: A General TPMS Overview

Sponsored by Schrader Performance Sensors

Original air date: June 08, 2017

During this 30-minute educational webinar, Schrader's Senior Technical Trainer and TIA-Certified Instructor, W Rippetoe, will discuss the basic concepts around TPMS. He will review the fundamentals of Test Before Touch, service kits, types of sensors and best practices.  You will also have the chance to tap into his general TPMS knowledge during the FAQ session.

Speakers

  • W Rippetoe, North American Technical Team Lead, Schrader Performance Sensors
  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Brake & Front End

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Brake System Core Diagnostics

Sponsored by Raybestos Brakes

Original air date: May 18, 2017

When the ABS or ESC takes over during an emergency, it needs a fully functional brake system to carry out the correction.  This 30 minute webinar is designed to help technicians understand the connection between conventional braking systems and the ABS/ESC variety in a way that leads to more sound, safer repairs.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Brake & Front End
  • Jim Merle, Publisher, Babcox Media TechGroup

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What Are Your Options For Air Ride Repair?

Sponsored by Arnott

Original air date: April 27, 2017

The path to a long-lasting air ride suspension repair can be challenging for technicians. Learn about your options when you are repairing or converting an air-ride-equipped vehicle to passive ride control components. This webinar will also help you become more confident and profitable in selling air ride repair solutions.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Brake & Front End
  • Jim Merle, Publisher, Babcox Media TechGroup

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Understanding TPMS Relearn Procedures

Sponsored by Schrader Performance Sensors

Original air date: March 23, 2017

Hear about the most important practices around TPMS relearn procedures. During this free webinar you’ll hear about the difference between programming and relearning, the three types of relearn procedures and when to use each, and several tricks for performing relearns quicker.

Speakers

  • W Rippetoe, North American Technical Team Lead, Schrader Performance Sensors
  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Brake & Front End

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Cash In on Telematics Service: How Advanced Vehicle Technologies Will Change Your Shop's Business Model

Sponsored by Automotive Service Association (ASA)

Original air date: February 22, 2017

Telematics systems are changing your connection with your customer -- impacting where, why, and how their vehicles are serviced.  Are you prepared?  This free 30-minute webinar will discuss the evolving service/maintenance mix, the diagnostic needs of todayís vehicles, and how you can attract (and retain) customers who drive telematics-equipped vehicles.

Speakers

  • Donny Seyfer, Chairman, Automotive Service Association (ASA)
  • Bob Gruszczynski, OBD Communication Expert, Volkswagen of America
  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Underhood Service

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The Top TSBs of 2016

Sponsored by Federated Auto Parts

Original air date: December 15, 2016

While some recalls and TSBs made the front pages in 2016, other valuable TSBs were added to repair information databases without notice.  During this webinar, ASE-certified technician Andrew Markel will explore the TSB issues that can help you spot common pattern failures on vehicles ñ- and help you get into the heads of automakers and engineers who issue TSBs.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel
  • Jim Merle

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What the Books Won’t Tell You About Brake Jobs

Sponsored by Raybestos Brakes

Original air date: October 13, 2016

Hear about some of the common misconceptions many students have about brakes and brake service. ASE-certified technician Andrew Markel will cover 10 important topics – like the myth that brake rotors warp, what really happens to brake hardware, and why brake fluid matters.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel

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How to Drive More TPMS Sales by Following a Standard Operating Procedure

Sponsored by Schrader Performance Sensors

Original air date: October 18, 2016

Your shop can service more tire pressure monitoring systems and increase profits simply by talking to the customer and covering several important points.  During this free webinar, certified instructor W Rippetoe will discuss how having a Standard Operating Procedure around TPMS can help your shop generate more sales, as well as improve safety and address liability issues.

Speakers

  • W Rippetoe, Sr. Technical Service and Training Representative, Schrader International

  • Andrew Markel, Editor, Brake & Front End

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Air Ride Diagnostics on Imports

Sponsored by Arnott

Original air date: April 28, 2016

Just about every Asian and European luxury import nameplate manufacturer has a 7- to 10-year-old vehicle on the road with an air-ride suspension at all four corners. Chances are one of these vehicles will be coming to your shop sooner rather than later. During this free 30-minute webinar, you'll learn how to inspect and diagnose air ride suspensions on Audi, Mercedes Benz, VW and other import nameplate vehicles.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel
  • Jim Merle

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Can You Pass the ASE A5 Brake Certification Exam?

Sponsored by Raybestos Brakes

Original air date: May 26, 2016

Identify potential blind spots you should watch for on the ASE A5 brake certification exam. During this free 30-minute webinar, ASE-certified technician Andrew Markel discusses question types and strategies to help you score higher on the A5. You'll also learn about new questions on stability control, electronic brake proportioning, and electronic parking brakes.

Speakers

  • Andrew Markel
  • Jim Merle

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Are You Ready for the TPMS Sensor Bubble?

Sponsored by Schrader Performance Sensors

Original air date: June 23, 2016

There is a large population of vehicles entering the sweet spot for TPMS sensor replacement. This free 30-minute webinar will look at how to diagnose dying sensors, answer the questions about when to replace sensors, and show you how to package multiple sensors. Brake & Front End editor Andrew Markel, an ASE-certified technician, will show you how to perform advanced TPMS diagnostics.

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Speakers

  • Andrew Markel
  • Jim Merle

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