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The Key to Security System Diagnostics [Quick Quiz]

June 2, 2021

How much do you know about Security System Diagnostics? Take the quiz and find out.

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Proximity Sensor Issues & Testing [Tech Tip]

May 28, 2021

In this tech tip John Forro explains how proximity sensors work and communicate with the vehicle. John also covers insightful testing strategies to check for proximity signals and test if they are transmitting correctly. JOIN US LIVE JUNE 9 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE FREE EVENT! REGISTER NOW AVI Instructor John Forro will […]

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GM PK3 Systems & Parasitic Draw [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “The Key to Security System Diagnostics”, John Forro explains reprogramming the theft module and covers things to keep in mind with the PK3 system which can drain the car battery if left in the ignition lock cylinder. JOIN US LIVE JUNE 9 @ 12:00-1:30 PM EDT FOR […]

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Your KEY to Success Sweepstakes!

May 26, 2021

Join us for this Live Premiere! Immediately following the premiere of this brand new course there will be a live Q&A session with John Forro.  In this course, instructor John Forro will explain vehicle security and anti-theft systems. John will cover earlier systems right up through current systems utilizing proximity detection and more. Also included […]

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Service Advisor Coaching Program | Moving Parts Blog

May 21, 2021

May 20, 2021 – Morgantown, WV We’ve touched base in the past, albeit briefly, on one of AVI’s newest education programs that we label “coaching” in both name and content. This program does exactly what the title represents; a program where a knowledgeable instructor educates and guides the student on subjects they are interested in, […]

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Dealing with Staff Shortages [Tech Tip]

May 11, 2021

In this tech tip from “Avoiding Pitfalls- Tips for Enhancing The Service Experience”, Frank Leutz explains some ways Service Advisors can deal with the reality of staff shortage issues encountered at some point throughout the year. Your Client Couldn’t Care Less About the Doohickey Valve – How to Translate Industry Terminology & Create Raving Clients Most […]

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New Hybrid Training Tool Close To Completion

May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 – Morgantown, WV So John Forro, master fabricator and pretty nice guy, is close to the finish line on the new Prius build for our client in California. Let’s let the pictures tell the story here.

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Duramax Diesel Coaching Program

May 6, 2021

Diesel – Duramax  This course will consist of six (6) weekly zoom meetings with our registered attendees. They will be held on Zoom.  There will be an online orientation and an online assessment provided to take before the first meeting. This coaching session, consisting of six webinar meetings, is full of information on GM Duramax […]

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Service Advisor Coaching Program

May 4, 2021

In this coaching program, we will be diving into some of the most difficult challenges for service advisors with a progressive approach to real-world scenarios & solutions for success. This series will empower your skillset as an advisor while bringing higher levels of achievement for a service experience your clients deserve. These live virtual sessions […]

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Scan Tool Louver Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Controlled Cooling Systems”, Dave Hobbs explains the many capabilities of scan tool louver testing. Dave shows some the unique capabilities when interpreting the diagnostics. JOIN US MAY 12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER LIVE EVENT! Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover what you need to […]

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Old School Thermostat Testing [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from the AVI course “Computer Controlled Cooling Systems”, Dave Hobbs shows an old school method for thermostat testing. Dave uses a Mahle MAP type thermostat to show you a useful technique used to verify if there is a faulty thermostat. JOIN US MAY 12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER […]

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Computer Controlled Cooling Systems [Quick Quiz]

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

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Moving Parts – AVI Staff Travels to “AVI North”

April 29, 2021

April 27, 2021 – Morgantown, WV I’ve spoken in the past about the great staff at AVI, who can really produce excellent products and still be a fun group to be around. For the inauguration of the recording studio at AVI’s new Technology Center in Norton, Ohio, Paul  Louwers, President of AVI, sent a few […]

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LBT-413 Computer Controlled Cooling Systems

April 28, 2021

JOIN US MAY 12 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover what you need to know about computer controlled cooling systems. Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration information given upon enrollment. Do you understand the workings […]

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Legendary Automotive Cutaway Hybrid Training Review & Testimonial [WATCH]

April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 – Morgantown, WV Semi-regular readers of this blog probably have a good idea that the folks here at The Group Training Academy and Automotive Video Innovations try to keep a sense of humor on most subjects and like to align ourselves with folks who think similarly. Imagine our pleasure when we were […]

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New Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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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