Your Well Trained Technician At Auto Lab Troy
Posted in Service Standards on July 26, 2013
When your SUV has a problem, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car’s so important to your life in Troy, you need to back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.
If you’ve ever checked into some of the technician training Auto Lab Troy professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8’s. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket’s Ferrari in a race to sixty.
Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep Birmingham gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers at the leading car makers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The modern cars Birmingham motorists drive around Michigan interstates are so much more complex from a mechanical standpoint that it makes your head spin – not to mention the electronics.
Some SUVs have several networked computers controlling most of the engine functions and many other vehicle operations as well. Birmingham motorists take all of this sophistication for granted – but somebody has to fix it when it breaks. It’s a real challenge for Troy Auto Lab Troy technicians to keep up, but we work hard to stay ahead of the technology. It requires a high level of commitment on the part of the technicians and the Birmingham service centers as well.
Auto Lab Troy technicians receive training through a combination of formal classroom training, training provided at Auto Lab Troy by parts and equipment manufacturers, on-line courses and home study courses.
In addition to the expensive training, there’s the financial commitment for Auto Lab Troy to purchase the diagnostic and repair tools.
There are many independent certifications available at Auto Lab Troy all the way up to Master Technician. The ability to repair your SUV requires a strong combination of training and resources. No one can know everything, so Birmingham auto service centers subscribe to data services, technical libraries and even on-line communities that can help them when they run into a difficult problem.
It’s like those medical diagnosis shows on TV. Here are the symptoms – what’s the diagnosis and treatment? Diagnosis is every bit as much an art as a science. At Auto Lab Troy, we want everything to be simple, straightforward and inexpensive – but sometimes it just isn’t.
The next time you bring us your SUV, don't worry. You’re in good hands at Auto Lab Troy.