Practice What You Learn – G Truglia and Pete Meier [RR 784]

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.

G Jerry Truglia, ATTS: Automotive Technician Training Services, Technician Service Training. Listen to G Jerry Truglia’s other episodes HERE.

Pete Meier, Creative Director, Motor Age, and industry trainer. Bikers C.A.R.E Inc. Listen to Pete’s other episodes HERE

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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