Hybrids have been traveling American roads longer than some techs have been alive, yet shops in general have yet to embrace the service opportunities these aging vehicles offer. And with the OE focus growing on the development and production of EV-only models, isn’t now the time to position yourself as THE shop in town customers can come to for electric vehicle repairs?
But you must start with understanding how these HV systems work and how to work safely around them. Then you can build on testing and servicing them. Testing HV batteries, for example, is a growing source of revenue as they near their useful service life and begin to rob vehicle owners of those high MPG numbers. Identifying isolation faults in the Motor/Generators is another ticket to a high revenue item.
We’ll cover all of this and more in our next Motor Age/TST webinar, going “live” at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, January 22. Don’t miss out!
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Founder/President of TST, G. Jerry Truglia has extensive experience in the automotive field as a technician, service manager, shop owner and technical writer. He is a senior curriculum developer who provides training programs for automotive and truck inspection and repair programs. He has provided on-board diagnostic system, OBDII and automotive training all over the country. He is the owner, curriculum developer and instructor for Automotive Technician Training Services (ATTS) in Mahopac, N.Y.
Group Technical Editor and Director of Training, Pete Meier is an ASE certified Master Technician with over 40 years of practical experience as a technician and educator, covering a wide variety of makes and models. He began writing for Motor Age as a contributor in 2006, joined the magazine fulltime as Technical Editor in 2010, and now serves as Group Technical Editor and Director of Training. He is committed to the mission of the magazine to “advance the automotive professional” and provides resources to working techs around the country through print, webcasts, social media and YouTube.