Torque Factor Episode 15 - Youth Education & Solutions - Steve Ford

Scott Manager California Posted  

This episode’s featured guests is Mr Steve Ford, A.K.A. “The Car Guy”, who joins us to provide some perspective on the state of the service industry and to take us through some of the historic changes that took place in the 80's regarding the U.S. educational system. I found his observations very interesting and I suspect that you will as well!

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GM is recalling approximately 3.4M truck chassis vehicles for pass air bag inflators. There are three separate recalls: 21V-050, 21V-051, 21V-052 covering model years … Check the following links for details.




Case Study from Diagnostic Network. 

Bob Powell from Springfield Mass writes about a Start Stop equipped vehicle that he recently addressed with DTC’s P3055 & P3056. Check out the link below for details: diag​.​net/msg/m1l5uss4x2…

Industry Events Update

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting has been changed up for 2021 with two meetings, the virtual meeting will be held over the course of two weeks: April 12-15; 19-23 Mon-Thur both weeks. tmcannual​.​trucking​.​org

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) X50 Virtual Automotive Conference & Expo will be taking place on April 30th-May 1st visit ASAx50​.​com for more information

The Automotive Training Institute 2021 SuperConference is May 5-8 at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida Visit Autotraining​.​net for registration information.

The Automotive Service Council of California (ASCCA) is hosting a virtual conference May 14-15.

The Equipment and Tool Institute (ET) Tool Tech Event will be a combination Virtual and In-person event May 24 - 27 in Austin Texas. Visit etools​.​org for registration. The event will be co-hosted with the Automotive Maintenance Repair Association (AMRA) and the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) meeting. 

Additionally, The NASTF General Meeting Webinar will be held on Monday evening (5/24). Visit NASTF​.​org for more info.