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05/10/2021
Meter Usage & Electrical course intro

Understanding electrical diagnosis is VITAL for any new technician! 🔌 That's why Tomorrow's Tech University designed a course to help you do just that. Meter Usage & Electrical will introduce you to electrical safety, electrical quantities and the fundamental concepts of direct current.

Topics covered include:
Ohm’s Law
Wiring Diagrams
Battery Drains
Multimeters

Enroll in Meter Usage & Electrical today by registering for T2U at https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

Despite the pandemic, instructor Jeff Wiseman found new ways to keep his lessons hands-on at home: “I bought a bunch of ...
05/07/2021

Despite the pandemic, instructor Jeff Wiseman found new ways to keep his lessons hands-on at home: “I bought a bunch of plastic engine kits online and passed them out to the students. I sat with a camera strapped to my chest or my forehead and I made five- or ten-minute assembly videos. They watched the video and assembled the engine themselves."

We're thrilled to honor Jeff as the April Finalist for the 2021 B'laster Instructor of the Year Award! Jeff has been an automotive instructor at Rockbridge County High School, Lexington, VA, for 3 years, after working as a technician for multiple car dealerships and the Augusta County Bus Garage. Keep up the good work Jeff! 👏

Despite the pandemic, instructor Jeff Wiseman found new ways to keep his lessons hands-on at home: “I bought a bunch of plastic engine kits online and passed them out to the students. I sat with a camera strapped to my chest or my forehead and I made five- or ten-minute assembly videos. They watched the video and assembled the engine themselves."

We're thrilled to honor Jeff as the April Finalist for the 2021 B'laster Instructor of the Year Award! Jeff has been an automotive instructor at Rockbridge County High School, Lexington, VA, for 3 years, after working as a technician for multiple car dealerships and the Augusta County Bus Garage. Keep up the good work Jeff! 👏

Finding your career path in the automotive industry can be tricky as a student or new technician. Tune into T2U IQ's fir...
05/05/2021

Finding your career path in the automotive industry can be tricky as a student or new technician. Tune into T2U IQ's first podcast episode, Welcome to the Real World, to hear what advice Kyle Thoreen (aka YouTube's Rustbelt Mechanic) has to offer industry newcomers. 👩‍🔧👨‍🔧

With a diverse background as a technician, educator, and social media influencer, Thoreen offers a unique perspective on what you can expect during your first few years as a technician.

Drop an emoji below if you're here from Kyle's YouTube channel. We'd love to welcome you! 👋🏻

If you'd like to listen online, here's the link to the episode! https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44644897 🎙

Finding your career path in the automotive industry can be tricky as a student or new technician. Tune into T2U IQ's first podcast episode, Welcome to the Real World, to hear what advice Kyle Thoreen (aka YouTube's Rustbelt Mechanic) has to offer industry newcomers. 👩‍🔧👨‍🔧

With a diverse background as a technician, educator, and social media influencer, Thoreen offers a unique perspective on what you can expect during your first few years as a technician.

Drop an emoji below if you're here from Kyle's YouTube channel. We'd love to welcome you! 👋🏻

If you'd like to listen online, here's the link to the episode! https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44644897 🎙

We know the automotive industry can be A LOT to navigate as a student or new tech. 😅 Let us help guide you through it al...
05/03/2021

We know the automotive industry can be A LOT to navigate as a student or new tech. 😅 Let us help guide you through it all with our new podcast, T2 IQ! 🎙️

Hosted by Tomorrow's Tech Editor Doug Kauffman, T2 IQ aims to expand your understanding of the automotive industry by inviting industry experts on to discuss topics that speak to the current needs of students, new techs, and instructors. ⚙️🔩

Stay tuned for our first episode going live this week with a very special guest! You might've seen him on YouTube. 🎬

We know the automotive industry can be A LOT to navigate as a student or new tech. 😅 Let us help guide you through it all with our new podcast, T2 IQ! 🎙️

Hosted by Tomorrow's Tech Editor Doug Kauffman, T2 IQ aims to expand your understanding of the automotive industry by inviting industry experts on to discuss topics that speak to the current needs of students, new techs, and instructors. ⚙️🔩

Stay tuned for our first episode going live this week with a very special guest! You might've seen him on YouTube. 🎬

Did you know? Without serial data buses, a wiring harness would have to be five times its normal size and use twice as m...
04/29/2021

Did you know? Without serial data buses, a wiring harness would have to be five times its normal size and use twice as many sensors to deliver the same level of functionality and safety we see in the modern vehicle! 🤯

Serial data buses may seem like a daunting concept to some technicians, but understanding them is now a required skill to work on most modern vehicles. So don't forget to study up on data buses!

Did you know? Without serial data buses, a wiring harness would have to be five times its normal size and use twice as many sensors to deliver the same level of functionality and safety we see in the modern vehicle! 🤯

Serial data buses may seem like a daunting concept to some technicians, but understanding them is now a required skill to work on most modern vehicles. So don't forget to study up on data buses!

New Course Alert 🚨 Today's Wheel Bearing Technology will guide you through the diagnosis, specification and replacement ...
04/21/2021

New Course Alert 🚨 Today's Wheel Bearing Technology will guide you through the diagnosis, specification and replacement of wheel bearing and its related components.

In this course, you can expect to learn:
✔️ What a wheel bearing is and how it works
✔️ How to identify a failed wheel bearing and associated components
✔️ Procedures to correctly and safely service a hub bearing assembly

Register for Tomorrow's Tech University LMS today!
https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

New Course Alert 🚨 Today's Wheel Bearing Technology will guide you through the diagnosis, specification and replacement of wheel bearing and its related components.

In this course, you can expect to learn:
✔️ What a wheel bearing is and how it works
✔️ How to identify a failed wheel bearing and associated components
✔️ Procedures to correctly and safely service a hub bearing assembly

Register for Tomorrow's Tech University LMS today!
https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

04/19/2021
Instructor Spotlight: Dave Hobbs

Meet Dave Hobbs, one of our T2 LMS instructors! As a veteran Delphi technical adviser and AVI training instructor, Dave is ready to share his expertise in all things automotive systems technology. He's ASE Master L1 certified and a member of SAE, TST, NACAT and IATN. Click on the link to see more on his courses:
https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

The T2 LMS is locked and loaded with technical content that is sure to take your students' training to the next level. C...
04/16/2021

The T2 LMS is locked and loaded with technical content that is sure to take your students' training to the next level. Current courses available include:

Data Bus Diagnostics: covers common diagnostic procedures for data bus electrical architecture with case study illustrations.

Hybrid Service and Repair: explains the necessary knowledge and skills for both maintaining hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system.

Meter Usage and Electrical: introduces the fundamental concepts of direct current.

Also, look out for our upcoming course on brake fundamentals, taught by
TechGarage's very own John Gardner!

To see more on our courses, click on the link and register for the T2 LMS today!
https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

The T2 LMS is locked and loaded with technical content that is sure to take your students' training to the next level. Current courses available include:

Data Bus Diagnostics: covers common diagnostic procedures for data bus electrical architecture with case study illustrations.

Hybrid Service and Repair: explains the necessary knowledge and skills for both maintaining hybrid vehicles and the hybrid system.

Meter Usage and Electrical: introduces the fundamental concepts of direct current.

Also, look out for our upcoming course on brake fundamentals, taught by
TechGarage's very own John Gardner!

To see more on our courses, click on the link and register for the T2 LMS today!
https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

04/16/2021
VIDEO: Water Pump Gasket and Seal Replacement

VIDEO: Water Pump Gasket and Seal Replacement

When replacing a water pump, other components need attention too. This ASE G1 Test Prep video is presented by Carter.

#ASEG1 #WaterPumps

04/15/2021
Introducing Tomorrow Tech's LMS!

Instructors, you never have to hit the breaks on your students' technical training again. Introducing the all-new Tomorrow's Tech Video Learning Management System!

Fun, technical curriculum is now at your fingertips, taught by real ASE certified instructors. The T2 LMS brings the repair shop bay directly into the classroom, providing students the opportunity to learn about topics like Data Bus Diagnostics, Meter Usage and Electrical, and Hybrid Service and Repair.

New courses will be added monthly and—best of all—it is 100% FREE, courtesy of our sponsor Summit Racing. Click on the link to sign yourself up and register your class today! https://t2u.tomorrowstechnician.com/?redirect=0

04/13/2021
VIDEO: Engine Water Pump Replacement

VIDEO: Engine Water Pump Replacement

Engine fluids need to be drained during certain repairs. Do you know which and how much? This video sponsored by Carter.

#ASEG1 #WaterPumps

With classrooms and garages closed, instructors and students had to make a lot of BIG adjustments this year to continue ...
04/12/2021

With classrooms and garages closed, instructors and students had to make a lot of BIG adjustments this year to continue their training amidst the pandemic. We at Tomorrow's Tech saw this struggle and wanted to do our part to support automotive education and make it more accessible to everyone. We are excited to announce that something BIG is coming, and we can promise that it'll VIRTUALLY change the way you think about technician training. Make sure you're following us so you don't miss it!

With classrooms and garages closed, instructors and students had to make a lot of BIG adjustments this year to continue their training amidst the pandemic. We at Tomorrow's Tech saw this struggle and wanted to do our part to support automotive education and make it more accessible to everyone. We are excited to announce that something BIG is coming, and we can promise that it'll VIRTUALLY change the way you think about technician training. Make sure you're following us so you don't miss it!

Scan And Scope DiagnosticsUsing a scan tool to communicate with different modules can confirm operation and the source o...
04/12/2021

Scan And Scope Diagnostics

Using a scan tool to communicate with different modules can confirm operation and the source of communication codes. #DiagnosticTools #ScanTools

Read here: http://ow.ly/wh7y50Ek4DR

Scan And Scope Diagnostics

Using a scan tool to communicate with different modules can confirm operation and the source of communication codes. #DiagnosticTools #ScanTools

Read here: http://ow.ly/wh7y50Ek4DR

Understanding The Operation Of Oxygen SensorsThey play a vital role in achieving the stoichiometric ideal – but there’s ...
04/07/2021

Understanding The Operation Of Oxygen Sensors

They play a vital role in achieving the stoichiometric ideal – but there’s more to it than just that.
An oxygen sensor (O2) is a vital part of the fuel and emission-control system. It measures the difference in oxygen in the air on the outside of and inside the exhaust. It reports its finding to the ECU to calculate the exact amount of fuel the injector should pulse into the cylinder to create combustion. The main function is to maintain efficient combustion without being too lean or too rich.

In a closed-loop system, the O2 sensor monitors the air/fuel ratio 100 times per second to make minor fuel-trim corrections. Fuel can be added or reduced to ensure this ratio is the stoichiometric ideal, helping the engine burn fuel more efficiently.

The core of most narrowband O2 sensors is made of zirconia, which helps produce a voltage according to the amount of oxygen in the exhaust. The sensor element is a ceramic cylinder that is plated inside and outside with porous platinum electrodes. It measures the difference in oxygen between the exhaust gas and the external air and then produces a voltage or changes its resistance depending on the difference between the two measurements.

Oxygen sensors work best when they’re heated to approximately 600 F. Most newer O2 sensors come with a heating element encased in ceramic that quickly brings the tip up to temperature. Older sensors, without heating elements, will eventually be heated by the exhaust. Still, there’s a lag time between when the engine is started and when the sensor gets to optimum temperature. The time it takes for the exhaust gases to bring the probe to temperature depends on the ambient air temperature and the layout of the exhaust system. It can take several minutes without a heater circuit.
#OxygenSensor #TechTips #AutoShopTips

Understanding The Operation Of Oxygen Sensors

They play a vital role in achieving the stoichiometric ideal – but there’s more to it than just that.
An oxygen sensor (O2) is a vital part of the fuel and emission-control system. It measures the difference in oxygen in the air on the outside of and inside the exhaust. It reports its finding to the ECU to calculate the exact amount of fuel the injector should pulse into the cylinder to create combustion. The main function is to maintain efficient combustion without being too lean or too rich.

In a closed-loop system, the O2 sensor monitors the air/fuel ratio 100 times per second to make minor fuel-trim corrections. Fuel can be added or reduced to ensure this ratio is the stoichiometric ideal, helping the engine burn fuel more efficiently.

The core of most narrowband O2 sensors is made of zirconia, which helps produce a voltage according to the amount of oxygen in the exhaust. The sensor element is a ceramic cylinder that is plated inside and outside with porous platinum electrodes. It measures the difference in oxygen between the exhaust gas and the external air and then produces a voltage or changes its resistance depending on the difference between the two measurements.

Oxygen sensors work best when they’re heated to approximately 600 F. Most newer O2 sensors come with a heating element encased in ceramic that quickly brings the tip up to temperature. Older sensors, without heating elements, will eventually be heated by the exhaust. Still, there’s a lag time between when the engine is started and when the sensor gets to optimum temperature. The time it takes for the exhaust gases to bring the probe to temperature depends on the ambient air temperature and the layout of the exhaust system. It can take several minutes without a heater circuit.
#OxygenSensor #TechTips #AutoShopTips

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has announced the launch of its 2021 scholarship programs consisting of three unique oppor...
03/30/2021

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has announced the launch of its 2021 scholarship programs consisting of three unique opportunities for 10 students pursuing an education in automotive technology or repair!

The seventh annual Intermotor “Import Leader” Automotive Scholarship will present four aspiring import technician students each with a $5,000 scholarship.

The fifth annual Blue Streak “Better Then, Better Now” Automotive Scholarship will present four up-and-coming automotive students each with a $5,000 scholarship.

The second annual SMP “Women in Auto Care” Scholarship will present two $5,000 scholarships for women entering the automotive industry. #SCHOLARSHIP

To enter any of the three scholarship programs, students can visit http://ow.ly/BFZx50E6oKB, http://ow.ly/vtIO50E6oKz, or http://ow.ly/j5y850E6oKy

Standard Motor Products, Inc. has announced the launch of its 2021 scholarship programs consisting of three unique opportunities for 10 students pursuing an education in automotive technology or repair!

The seventh annual Intermotor “Import Leader” Automotive Scholarship will present four aspiring import technician students each with a $5,000 scholarship.

The fifth annual Blue Streak “Better Then, Better Now” Automotive Scholarship will present four up-and-coming automotive students each with a $5,000 scholarship.

The second annual SMP “Women in Auto Care” Scholarship will present two $5,000 scholarships for women entering the automotive industry. #SCHOLARSHIP

To enter any of the three scholarship programs, students can visit http://ow.ly/BFZx50E6oKB, http://ow.ly/vtIO50E6oKz, or http://ow.ly/j5y850E6oKy

Carwashing Vs. Detailing – Is There Any Difference?Taking care of a car is an important goal for a lot of car owners. Th...
03/23/2021

Carwashing Vs. Detailing – Is There Any Difference?

Taking care of a car is an important goal for a lot of car owners. They want to be able to drive their cars around with pride, and this requires that they look their best. To do this, there are two primary options they can use: carwashing and detailing.

Lets explain the difference between the two methods, including the benefits you can receive from each and when to use either one.

What is detailing?
Detailing is an advanced process designed to make your car look as good as possible.

The biggest benefit of car detailing is that it can make a car look new again and protect the paint color at its current level. In addition, interior detailing services can extend the life of the interior of a car, which typically receives a lot of wear.

However, car detailing is typically more time-consuming and expensive in comparison to a carwash. Customers will likely use car detailing less than washing, such as after their cars have received some damage or when they want them to look especially nice. Many detailing experts recommend that a car gets detailed every four to six months or so.

What is a carwash?
Carwashing is simpler than detailing. It includes washing the outside of the vehicle to remove dirt and other debris. It can also include cleaning the inside of the car by doing things like vacuuming the seats and the floors.

Most car owners will get their cars washed more often than detailed. This is because a carwash can be completed in just a matter of minutes and it is significantly less expensive. Washing a car more often will also help to protect it against weather elements and from wearing down inside so that it won’t need detailing as often.

Going to a drive-through carwash is typically quicker.

Which one should you recommend?
Which service you recommend will depend on what the customer is trying to accomplish!

Like this information? Click the link in our bio for more!

Carwashing Vs. Detailing – Is There Any Difference?

Taking care of a car is an important goal for a lot of car owners. They want to be able to drive their cars around with pride, and this requires that they look their best. To do this, there are two primary options they can use: carwashing and detailing.

Lets explain the difference between the two methods, including the benefits you can receive from each and when to use either one.

What is detailing?
Detailing is an advanced process designed to make your car look as good as possible.

The biggest benefit of car detailing is that it can make a car look new again and protect the paint color at its current level. In addition, interior detailing services can extend the life of the interior of a car, which typically receives a lot of wear.

However, car detailing is typically more time-consuming and expensive in comparison to a carwash. Customers will likely use car detailing less than washing, such as after their cars have received some damage or when they want them to look especially nice. Many detailing experts recommend that a car gets detailed every four to six months or so.

What is a carwash?
Carwashing is simpler than detailing. It includes washing the outside of the vehicle to remove dirt and other debris. It can also include cleaning the inside of the car by doing things like vacuuming the seats and the floors.

Most car owners will get their cars washed more often than detailed. This is because a carwash can be completed in just a matter of minutes and it is significantly less expensive. Washing a car more often will also help to protect it against weather elements and from wearing down inside so that it won’t need detailing as often.

Going to a drive-through carwash is typically quicker.

Which one should you recommend?
Which service you recommend will depend on what the customer is trying to accomplish!

Like this information? Click the link in our bio for more!

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