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(Bend Bulletin)   Video games being used to train new generation of auto technicians. By the way, subby knows a great mechanic for when you get laser or rocket damage to your ride, he graduated from Sega University with a specialty in rocket-jump cars   (bendbulletin.com) divider line 18
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2012-05-26 08:57:11 AM
www.forest.impress.co.jp
 
2012-05-26 09:22:59 AM
Stopped reading after blistering pace of advances in automotive technology.

Giving a farking break.
 
2012-05-26 09:25:02 AM
Any vehicle can be fixed by getting it into a Pay 'n' Spray, or by leaving it in a parking space and getting far enough away from it. I'm ready for this job.
 
2012-05-26 09:30:25 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-26 10:00:47 AM

thisispete:


Ironically, that kid may have grown up to have awesome skills as a laparoscopic surgeon or drone pilot.
 
2012-05-26 11:05:50 AM
 
2012-05-26 11:24:54 AM
Slap some omnigel on it and you're good to go. If the right front tire shows red, ignore it. Just means you hit a rock, or fell off a sheer mountain face, or Tali looked at it funny.

/RIP Mako
 
2012-05-26 11:58:36 AM
When new drivers need to learn how to use a stickshift, I always recommend they find a San Francisco Rush arcade machine. Apart from Hard Drivin' (which is rare as hell and usually in need of serious repair) Rush is the closest driver setup to realism I can find.
 
2012-05-26 12:35:36 PM
I think the only training they need is how to convince idiots that they should replace their damn air filter.

ME: "While I was doing your oil change I checked your air filter out. It is completely clogged, and badly in need of replacement, a new one is $20 + installation."
Customer: "No thanks, it's fine"
Me: "Sir it really is necessary, replacing it will double or triple your fuel economy and add a huge amount of performance. It will pay for its self in days."
Customer: "Look, I don't need you trying to upsell me on crap I don't need. I know you're on commission, and I don't like being ripped off!"
Me: "How about I blow it out for free. Please?
Customer: *rips keys out of my hands, calls me an idiot and drives off*

Every damn day.
 
2012-05-26 01:02:52 PM
this is good to add to my resume since I am already a licensed brain surgeon:

Life & Death

www.abandonia.com
 
2012-05-26 01:02:58 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: I think the only training they need is how to convince idiots that they should replace their damn air filter.

ME: "While I was doing your oil change I checked your air filter out. It is completely clogged, and badly in need of replacement, a new one is $20 + installation."
Customer: "No thanks, it's fine"
Me: "Sir it really is necessary, replacing it will double or triple your fuel economy and add a huge amount of performance. It will pay for its self in days."
Customer: "Look, I don't need you trying to upsell me on crap I don't need. I know you're on commission, and I don't like being ripped off!"
Me: "How about I blow it out for free. Please?
Customer: *rips keys out of my hands, calls me an idiot and drives off*

Every damn day.


Don't worry, they'll be back when they need you to scan their car. Of course they'll google the code and try to fix it themselves. Oh yeah, and how dare you charge for scanning the car, it was just 5 seconds hooked up to a computer.
 
2012-05-26 01:13:21 PM

Hyjamon: this is good to add to my resume since I am already a licensed brain surgeon:

Life & Death

[www.abandonia.com image 320x200]


at least stay up to date:

cdn3.spong.com

/someone hasn't been renewing his license
 
2012-05-26 02:08:21 PM

moistD: Hyjamon: this is good to add to my resume since I am already a licensed brain surgeon:

Life & Death

[www.abandonia.com image 320x200]

at least stay up to date:

[cdn3.spong.com image 342x480]

/someone hasn't been renewing his license



Man we would have some tense sessions with that game back in the day when we should have been studying for finals instead.

/headline makes me miss F-Zero
 
2012-05-26 03:08:09 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: I think the only training they need is how to convince idiots that they should replace their damn air filter.

ME: "While I was doing your oil change I checked your air filter out. It is completely clogged, and badly in need of replacement, a new one is $20 + installation."
Customer: "No thanks, it's fine"
Me: "Sir it really is necessary, replacing it will double or triple your fuel economy and add a huge amount of performance. It will pay for its self in days."
Customer: "Look, I don't need you trying to upsell me on crap I don't need. I know you're on commission, and I don't like being ripped off!"
Me: "How about I blow it out for free. Please?
Customer: *rips keys out of my hands, calls me an idiot and drives off*

Every damn day.


Thats because your boss, and his boss, and the boss of every quicklube place ever has a 20 year old air filter stuffed in a corner to horrify people with and sell them a new air filter. I've had quicklube mechanics show me a finger covered in grease and said it was engine sludge. I've had them tell me my PCV valve is bad when it isn't. Everyone knows someone who has been ripped off by a quick lube place.

They're not idiots, they don't trust you, and unfortunately other members of your profession have created that distrust.
 
2012-05-26 03:58:39 PM
In my welding shop, the administration bought a 50k dollar virtual welder. We all hate the damn thing. Teachers and students alike. It never gets used, yet whenever the admins give tours the invariably spend ten minutes lauding its praises. In short, it's a fun toy, but no substitute for actually doing what it is you're studying.
 
2012-05-26 07:34:04 PM
Lakitu's getting tired of fishing out racers who fell off the edge of Rainbow Road. Will there be anyone to do that job when he retires?
 
2012-05-26 10:25:53 PM
done in one
 
2012-05-27 03:46:46 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: I think the only training they need is how to convince idiots that they should replace their damn air filter.

ME: "While I was doing your oil change I checked your air filter out. It is completely clogged, and badly in need of replacement, a new one is $20 + installation."
Customer: "No thanks, it's fine"
Me: "Sir it really is necessary, replacing it will double or triple your fuel economy and add a huge amount of performance. It will pay for its self in days."
Customer: "Look, I don't need you trying to upsell me on crap I don't need. I know you're on commission, and I don't like being ripped off!"
Me: "How about I blow it out for free. Please?
Customer: *rips keys out of my hands, calls me an idiot and drives off*

Every damn day.


I get the same thing. I do mostly automatic transmissions and drivability, but I do everything else too.

They come in because the radio wont play, but dont give a damn about the transmission losing a pint of fluid a mile, or the lower ball joints are worn to the point of the car being a death trap, and the rear brakes are metal to metal.

"Just fix the radio, and dont try to sell me any of that un-needed crap you always do."
 
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