The proverb ‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ expresses the idea that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they are, which can lead to mistakes being made. When it comes to repairing EV/Hybrids, the era of being a parts changer, I’m told, is nonexistent. We recorded live at Dorman with G Truglia and Pete Meier, 2 out of 4 trainers for a weekend of hands-on training. Listen to their perspectives on EV/Hybrid repair and training and why critical thinking is more important than ever.
Key Talking Points
- Tips and tricks with EV/Hybrids- you must understand electric
- Using a meter- where to put it, what scale to put it on and what the readings mean
- You either fix it right, or you fix it wrong- there is no middle ground or a gray area
- Information is key- batteries, computer systems, motors, etc
- You have to have logic and critical thinking when working with high voltage
- Changing a battery isn’t so simple anymore
- Commitment to training and education- reading publications, attending live hands-on classes
- Challenges- technicians do not receive support from the shop owner
- Transferring information from the brain to your hands- no longer a parts changer to fix problems. Comprehensive understanding.
- How many shops are doing EV/Hybrid the right way?
- 60 volts can stop your heart and kill you
- “A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.”
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