When your truck breaks down, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car’s so important to your life in ., 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 Texas Express Lube & Auto professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. Let me give you some perspective. Today there are four cylinder engines that make more power than the V-8’s in luxury cars twenty years ago. 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 . gas prices. And they’re so reliable. This is all due to engineering. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The modern cars driving around . roads are so much more complex from a mechanical standpoint that it makes your head spin – not to mention the electronics.
Some cars have several networked computers controlling most of the engine functions and many other vehicle functions as well. . motorists take all of this sophistication for granted – but somebody has to fix it when it breaks. It’s a real challenge for Texas Express Lube & Auto 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 technician and the . service center as well.
In addition to the training, there’s the financial commitment to purchase the diagnostic and repair tools. Texas Express Lube & Auto technicians receive training through a combination of formal classroom training, training provided at Texas Express Lube & Auto by parts and equipment manufacturers, on-line courses and home study courses.
There are many independent certifications available at Texas Express Lube & Auto all the way up to Master Technician. The ability to repair your truck requires a strong combination of training and resources. No one can know everything, so . 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 Texas Express Lube & Auto, we want everything to be simple, straightforward and cheap – but sometimes it just isn’t.
So try to be more relaxed next time you bring us your truck. You’re in good hands.