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Advanced Instructor Led Alignment Training
2015 Advanced Alignment Training Schedule
Dec 7-10, 2015
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IN HOUSE ADVANCED ALIGNMENT TRAINING
This course is designed for the technician or service writer who has been working in the industry for two years or more. Each class day is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday. This course is approximately 50% hands-on and 50% classroom activities. Class size is limited to 8 students with a minimum of 3 students. The cost for the advanced alignment course is $350.00 person.
The Evolution of Alignment Angles
Advanced Non-alignment Related Suspension Diagnosis
Diagnostic alignment angles
Automatic level control systems
Electronic Steering Systems
Alignment Procedures for Advance Electronic Steering and Suspension Systems
Four wheel steering systems
Installing after-market alignment products
It is the main objective of this course to familiarize each participant with the need for 4-wheel alignments, diagnosis of non-alignment related problems, expanded diagnosis of non-adjustable alignment angles, expanded understanding of 4-wheel steering system operation, installation of after-market alignment products, and the operation and diagnosis of non-computerized and computerized load leveling systems.
To accomplish these goals, the course will cover self-leveling systems, electronic steering systems, and expanded diagnostics of non-adjustable alignment angles. Each participant will take part in actual alignment exercises to learn how to diagnose the vehicle for bent suspension components using non-adjustable alignment angles.
Advanced Alignment ClassCourse Goals and Objectives
After completing this class, you should be able to:
Demonstrate proper safety procedures for steering and suspension system service.
Recognize most types of suspension systems used in passenger vehicles.
Identify individual suspension system components, and understand the function of each component.
Inspect and test each suspension system component properly
Identify individual steering system components and understand the function of each component.
Inspect and diagnose steering system component properly.
Recognize the effects of worn or damaged steering or suspension system components have on the vehicle’s handling characteristics.
Examine and understand specific customer concerns as related to suspension and alignment.
Understand and explain advanced alignment angles such as Steering Axis Inclination, Included Angle, Turning Angle, and Setback.
Identify advanced drivability concerns such as Memory Steer and Torque Steer.
Read and understand common published alignment specifications
Describe common alignment adjustment procedures.
Demonstrate the ability to align a vehicle using published alignment specifications and procedures.
Explain the different types of adjustment procedures on different suspension systems.
Understand some of the variety of aftermarket products available for special alignment problems
Please Note: While SPC does not offer direct on-site service of vehicles, our experienced techs are here to help answer any alignment questions you may have through our email form and FAQ section.