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New Prius Training Tool Build – Behind The Scenes

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021 – Morgantown, WV Most of the car folks at AVI like a specific category of vehicle. As mentioned before, Tom Rayk likes trucks, especially those of the diesel variety. Paul Louwers is a Mustang guy. John Forro is a Chevy guy. I like old European cars, especially Series Land Rovers. These unnegotiable […]

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Interview With AVI Instructor Chris Womock

April 13, 2021

April 12, 2021 – Morgantown, WV AVI is branching out, and a lot of this growth has happened relatively recently. Not only is AVI and TGTA moving heavily into expanding delivery methods (see our coaching program and developed live, instructor-led technician training), we’re also looking to support new audiences. Chris Womock is an active firefighter […]

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“AVI’s Northern Technical Center Completed”

April 6, 2021

April 5, 2021 – Morgantown, WV The AVI Technical Center in Norton, Ohio, has been completed and is open for business. That is a small sentence that describes a giant leap for AVI and our partners, and is a direct result of a fantastic amount of work from John Forro, instructor extraordinaire. It was John […]

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Mode 6 Continuous Reading [Tech Tip]

April 1, 2021

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Advanced System Testing Strategies”, John Forro explains Mode 6 reading and and how to interpret the data relayed from the tool about the vehicle’s diagnostics. Join Us Live April 14th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. […]

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Skewed Load Sensor [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Advanced System Testing Strategies”, John breaks down different diagnostic tools and explains useful tips for technicians to use in the shop. Join Us Live April 14th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. John will hold […]

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Diagnostic Paths Made Easy [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Advanced System Testing Strategies”, John discusses the different types of tools that will make your vehicle diagnostics easier. Join Us Live April 14th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. John will hold a Q&A session at […]

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Advanced System Testing Strategies [Quick Quiz]

How much do you know about Advanced System Testing? Take the quiz and find out.

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Advanced System Testing Strategies – Q&A Event

JOIN US LIVE APRIL 14 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER LIVE EVENT!  AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon enrollment This course, Advanced System Testing […]

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“Training Day in Fort Myers” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 27, 2021

March 27, 2021 –  Fort Myers, Florida Training day in Fort Myers. I could not attend the training as I flew the unfriendly skies back to Morgantown (three legs and over five hours of layovers) but got a full rundown from John on the day’s events. Once again, the class was very well received by […]

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“The Boys Are Back In Town” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 – Fort Myers, Florida Florida is a friendly state. Fort Myers is a lovely town. Before starting to work for AVI, I categorized Florida somewhat stereotypically as Disney World surrounded by spring break destinations. In my short time of employment at AVI, I’ve changed my outlook from this uninformed opinion to one […]

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“Dorman Facility Tour” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 25, 2021

March 24, 2021 – Fort Myers, Florida This day went better than the previous day. No surprises. No Moving Parts. No tire failures and somewhat scheduled meals. We started with our previously mentioned planned visit to the Dorman battery remanufacturing facility in Sanford, NC, to show off the Prius and get a first-hand look at […]

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Advanced 6.7 Power Stroke Professional Diesel Training [Tech Tip]

March 24, 2021

In this tech tip sample video from the AVI Diesel Coaching Program, AVI instructor Tom Rayk shows the course students the diesel engine LIVE. NOT your typical Zoom Powerpoint. This is Live hands-on, in-studio shop setting and scenarios.  

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“The Drive Back South” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 – Sanford, NC If I’ve learned anything during my relatively short tenure at AVI, it would be not to be surprised by changes. One of Paul Louwers’ favorite sayings is very accurate; “There’s always Moving Parts at AVI.” John and I got a couple of Moving Parts today, one good, one not-so-much. […]

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“Preparing For The Final Drive Home” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021 – Morgantown, WV So, we’re preparing for the last stop on this leg of AVI and The Group Training Academy’s training tour, and I must say things have gone smoother than expected. Other than our flat trailer tire and my royal rumble with Kentucky chicken wings, it was smooth sailing. As mentioned […]

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“6.7 Advanced Diesel Coaching Program” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021 – Morgantown, WV Tom loves trucks. I’m, of course, referring to Tom Rayk, instructor extraordinaire and head guru of AVI’s diesel training division. I’ve never been to Tom’s house, but I understand he collects diesel trucks the way I collect Lucas electric components and Paul collects fishing rods and Mustang memorabilia. Tom […]

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“Headed To Ft. Myers, Florida” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021 – Morgantown, WV Surprisingly, this first roadshow is almost over. For logistical reasons, we’ve had to push back a couple of dates in the south, and therefore we only have one remaining stop scheduled on this swing which will be held in our home base of Fort Myers, Florida. Home of spring […]

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“14 Live Training Classes Coming Soon” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021 – Morgantown, WV In going through the participant reviews we’ve received from our first training tour, we have compiled a list of topics students are requesting from AVI and our live classroom training. We genuinely read and evaluate all feedback we get, both in-person and online. Based on this, we are preparing […]

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“New Cut Away Prius In Development” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021 – Morgantown, WV The centerpiece of TGTA’s EV training tour is obvious… well, outside of “the Talent,” that is. I’m talking about TGTA’s Prius hybrid cutaway trainer. Something you might not know is that we’ve been developing plans to offer this specialized vehicle and accompanying automotive curricula to interested parties around the […]

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Live Interactive Technician Coaching Program

March 15, 2021

Learn About Our Virtual Coaching Sessions Today! AVI’s Technician Coaching Program provides an online interactive training classroom where you can interact with the instructor as a group, allowing students to see live hands on instruction with on car demonstrations and testing.

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“The ADAS Calibration Center Of Cincinnati” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 13, 2021 – Milford, OH to Morgantown, WV I like chicken wings. Chicken wings are like pizza and craft beer… when I’m on the road, I’m always looking for great local recommendations, so when John and I got a piece of glowing advice from a local on a tasty wing joint, I jumped at […]

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“Gateway College Training Session” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 12, 2021

March 11 and 12, 2021 – Ft. Wright, KY Day one and two of this tour stop was hosted by Gateway Community College in Ft. Wright, KY, and hosted by our good friends with KOI/Fisher Auto Parts. Working with these guys is fantastic. Anyone who has worked on the road understands how organization and planning […]

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A Day On The Track With Blake Alexander

March 11, 2021

Message From Blake Alexander and The Group Training Academy! March 6, 2021 – Palm Beach International Raceway Team AVI & The Group Training Academy spent the day with Blake Alexander and National Pronto Association for the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway! Check out some behind-the-scenes photos and keep an eye out for Blake at Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway!

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“West Virginia To Kentucky” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 10, 2021 – Morgantown, WV to Ft. Wright, KY John did such a great job of putting together the last blog I tried to bribe him into taking the job over full time with a big bag of chocolate cakes and a case of Diet Pepsi, but my offer was kindly refused. Between chews, […]

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DAY 3: “Back On The Road” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 8, 2021

March 3, 2021 After our long drive back from Pennsylvania to my hometown of Norton, Ohio I had to immediately get ready for a very busy 6 days’ worth of work. On Thursdays fellow AVI instructor holds/tapes his diesel coaching program out of my place, where I lend a hand manning cameras to capture this […]

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DAY 2: “Moving Parts” – The Group Training Academy EV Tour Blog

March 5, 2021

March 2, 2021 – Courtyard by Marriott, State College, PA Well, our first training stop of the tour is in the books, and we are very excited about how smooth the sessions went. Coupled with the enthusiastic response TGTA received from the participants, we have high hopes that we’re on the right track in presenting […]

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DAY 1: Interactive Mobile Training The Group Training Academy EV Tour

March 3, 2021

When The Group Training Academy (TGTA) announced the idea of a training tour in March to kick-off what we hope will be an opportunity to bring live, instructor-led training to techs across the nation, little did I know my involvement level, both logistically and physically. My name is Micheal Smyth, and I’m the Direct of […]

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Computer Engine Data Interpretation – Ford & Toyota [Quick Quiz]

March 2, 2021

How much do you know about Computer Engine Data? Take the quiz and find out.

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Misfire Diagnostics Using The Acceleration Value Of Cylinder PID [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Engine Data Interpretation”, longtime AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu shows how Ford’s Acceleration Value Of Cylinder PID can help determine what cylinders the computer is looking at for misfire issues. Join Us Live March 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST AVI Instructor Ron Bilyeu will teach you all […]

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The Most Important PIDs Concerning Fuel Delivery [Tech Tip]

AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu reveals the wealth of information contained in Fuel Trim PIDs and where this data can lead you in your diagnostics. This is just some of the great training contained in the AVI course “Computer Engine Data Interpretation”. Join Us Live March 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST AVI Instructor Ron Bilyeu will […]

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In The Studio: A Look At Courses To Come

ASE T3 Medium and Heavy Trucks – Coming Soon! Behind the scenes shots from the ASE T3 Medium and Heavy Truck course filmed with instructor Jim Wilson. In this course Mr. Wilson will cover tips on preparing for, and successfully passing, the T3 certification exam. Look for this release coming soon! The clutch assembly was […]

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The Diagnostic Mindset – Technical Article

March 1, 2021

The Diagnostic Mindset By John Forro Lead Instructor, Automotive Video Innovations This month’s featured course is from AVI instructor Ron Bilyeu, and it covers one of the most important topics regarding diagnostics in the automotive industry today: scan tool PID interpretation. In this first in a series of classes, Ron uses a scan tool by […]

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Computer Engine Data Interpretation – Ford & Toyota

February 18, 2021

JOIN US LIVE MARCH 10 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  AVI Instructor Ron Bilyeu will cover the latest PIDs for Ford & Toyota. Ron will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon enrollment This course, the first part […]

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Kathleen Malone Named AVI Vice-President

February 11, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Automotive Video Innovations, Inc Phone: 1-800-718-7246 Email: support@aviondemand.com   February 11, 2021, Fort Myers, FL – Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI), an industry leader in automotive aftermarket training, has named Katie Malone Vice-President. Paul Lowers, CEO of AVI, “Katie has been essential in AVI’s growth during her tenure, and this […]

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Tom Rayk Accepts Position with Automotive Video Innovations, Inc

February 8, 2021

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Automotive Video Innovations, Inc Phone: 1-800-718-7246 Email: support@aviondemand.com   February 8, 2021, Fort Myers, FL – Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI), an industry leader in automotive aftermarket training, announces the addition of Tom Rayk to the AVI Team. Tom will hold the role of AVI Lead Trainer and Content […]

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AVI/Cape Coral Fire Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training

February 3, 2021

Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. and Cape Coral Fire Present COVID-Safe Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Automotive Video Innovations, Inc Phone: 1-800-718-7246 Email: support@aviondemand.com February 3, 2021, Fort Myers, FL – On Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29, Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI), a first responder training leader, presented two live onsite […]

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