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Cover Story - February 2020

One Dealer’s Search for Technicians

By: Joy Kopcha

One day, Rob Slagle is pitching the automotive trade to kindergarten students during a school job fair. A few months later, his tire dealership is the first in the country to partner in a program that assigns post-secondary students to workplaces for hands-on training.

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Figure 3: An exploded view of the tire pressure sensor assembly.
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TPMS: Buick Regal, 2011-2019, and Verano, 2012-2017

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in the 2011-2019 Buick Regal and 2012-2017 Verano uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module (BCM), 4 radio frequency transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the TPMS relearn mode functions.

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Traction Management: Optimizing Inflation and Ballast

QUESTION: In four-wheel-drive (4WD) tractor applications, if an implement requires 550 horsepower (hp) and standard dual tires are not providing adequate traction — and you can’t go wider with triples — what is your recommendation?

Grismer Tire Co. works with local high schools and community colleges to recruit young service techs. That’s how Jeremiah Johnson (pictured) was introduced to the dealership.
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Tackling the Technician Shortage

"Good help is hard to find.” Have you been muttering these words under your breath a lot lately? Maybe you’ve been shouting them from the rooftop of your stores?

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