After completing this course, students will be able to list OEMs that require scans and calibrations, describe the various safety systems on modern vehicles, understand how using standard operating procedures can benefit the entire shop.
Students will also learn how to use the collision advantage to help identify hidden electrical damage. They will also be able to determine the basic differences between OBD II and OEM codes, and when OEM scan tools are required. Furthermore, this course will show how to perform diagnostics in-house, have a technician that travels between facilities (MSO), use remote diagnostics with OEM software, or sublet to an independent diagnostics-specialist.
This course will also describe why maintaining good vehicle voltage for scans and troubleshooting is important, helping to understand the limitations of electrical system self-diagnostics.
Finally, after completing this course, students will be able to explain the importance of scan tools for collision repair, discuss the growing use of composite reinforcements, understand the unique collision repair considerations for many of the new 2017 vehicle platforms, discuss the near-future trends facing the automotive industry and how they affect collision repair and understand the operation of the new battery-powered GMA (MIG) pulse welder from AMI.