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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
  • Customer Communication
  • 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

COURSE OUTLINE

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 Class Course 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

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