Qualified technicians


My dad showed me how to prop a stick between the water pump and my ear to listen for a bad bearing. Today, that squeal would show up on the on-board diagnostics computer in the form of a code, accessed by a code reader, available at any auto supply business. They even loan them!

As the number and complexity of electronic controls proliferate automobilia, the number of qualified technicians has shrunken to the point that the Labor Department reports the need for an additional 76,000 each year for the next 8 years. There are several inherent issues related to the need. Car and Driver Magazin...

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