Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Car: 2001 VDC/SC One of a Kind
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Hunter Technologies downloads my specs once a year, sometimes 2 times. I do not have 2013 specs on my system for a lot of the cars, so I tend to figure the curb weight, tire size and wheel base to estimate unless I can find it somewhere online. At this time, there is no published data for a 2013 alignment. I have attached the 2012 specs below.
As for "factory trained technicians", I am going to fill you in on something. The only factory trained technicians are the ones at the factory. There are "factory" training materials available at the dealers, but do you know which ones actually paid attention and learned what was being taught? Its like math, some get it, some don't. Most new techs at the dealer service centers are learning on the job the same as any other repair facility. They are hired out of community college or technical training schools such as UTI. If they paid attention and are serious about what they do, they will put an effort out to learn and get the job right. If they got into it just because they thought they could make a lot of money and its a gravy job, they don't last.
If you want a good repair tech, find the hole in the wall shop with the guy that takes the time to explain to you how the car operates and what went wrong to cause you to be there and what you can do to prevent repeat visits. That's the guy you want. The one that cares about the car as much as the one that drives it.
We are a rare breed anymore.
Last edited by cardoc; 01-12-2013 at 08:48 PM.
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