View Post View Post View Post View Post View Post
Latest News


High Voltage Component Strategies

November 29, 2021

JOIN US LIVE DECEMBER 15 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  AVI Instructor John Forro will cover high voltage components. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon course enrollment The course covers the components that make these […]

Continue Reading

LBT-431 Keep Your Cool

November 19, 2021

JOIN US LIVE DECEMBER 15 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  AVI Instructor John Forro will cover the latest technology on A/C systems. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon course enrollment  New A/C Diagnostic Strategies This […]

Continue Reading

Chrysler Update [Quick Quiz]

November 3, 2021

How much do you know about Chrysler’s Updated Diagnostics? Take the quiz and find out.

Continue Reading

Chrysler Actuation Test [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-430: Chrysler Update, instructor John Forro covers some of the newer Chrysler module settings and explains what functions they have. John also an important safety tip that all technicians will want to look out for. JOIN US LIVE NOVEMBER 17th @ 12:00-1:30 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! AVI […]

Continue Reading

Secure Gateway Modules [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-430: Chrysler Update, instructor John Forro covers the importance and function of the secure gateway modules. John explains why registering the scan tool keeps the customer vehicle information secure, he then gives an overview of the software topology. JOIN US LIVE NOVEMBER 17th @ 12:00-1:30 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE […]

Continue Reading

NASTF PSA – Tesla Servicing Information

October 28, 2021

  Request An Embed Code of This PSA Automotive Technicians, NASTF has released new information on industry changing news! After 4 years of working together with Tesla, NASTF is pleased to announce that Tesla scan tool and service information is now available to the aftermarket. For the American and Canadian markets (Canadian version is in […]

Continue Reading

LBT-430 Chrysler Update

October 22, 2021

JOIN US LIVE NOVEMBER 17 @ 12:00-1:30 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  AVI Instructor John Forro will cover the latest technology on Chrysler vehicles. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon course enrollment  Chrysler has added some technology […]

Continue Reading

The Story Behind “The Module Flash” AVI Parody Video

October 15, 2021

The production crew was sitting around the conference table with Dave Hobbs after a long, hard day of shooting. Halloween was approaching and someone came up with the idea: Could we do a spoof of the classic “Monster Mash” song, but do a “Module Flash” version, a parody song. Dave went right to work on […]

Continue Reading

An AVI North Crew Update

October 11, 2021

So, what’s been happening at AVI North? When John Forro isn’t developing new content for us, he holds live, in person training sessions and broadcasts live training, via Zoom meetings, at his shop which has been dubbed “AVI North”, in Norton, Ohio. (I hope John has his recently restored SS Camaro under cover, it could […]

Continue Reading

Labscopes For New Users – What Labscopes Are And Types of Labscopes Explained

October 4, 2021

Labscopes can prove daunting to the new user, especially due to the many forms and functions it comes with. But, as Teddy Roosevelt has said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. If you have a new labscope, or are thinking of purchasing one, you have to “do what you can” […]

Continue Reading

Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. Wins 2021 Motor Top 20 Award

September 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Automotive Video Innovations (AVI) September 21, 2021 AVI Wins Motor Top 20 Award AVI wins Motor Top 20 award for Virtual Technician Coaching Program Fort Myers, Fl – September 21, 2021. Automotive Video Innovations (AVI), industry leader in automotive aftermarket training, announced today that their Virtual Technician Coaching Program was named the […]

Continue Reading

It’s Official, We Won the Motor Top 20 Award

  It feels good, to be a winner. Our content developer and lead instructor John Forro was entered in and competed for a MOTOR Top 20 Award for Outstanding New Industry Solutions. We’ve been sitting on this exciting news for almost a week, we were instructed to keep this confidential until today. WE WON!!! One […]

Continue Reading

LBT-421 Talking Trucks – 6.7L Power Stroke Emission Systems – SCR/DPF

Talking Trucks – 6.7L Power Stroke Emission Systems – SCR/DPF DPF and SCR issues can be hard to diagnose and repair. The DPF and SCR systems are two separate systems but can affect each other, and this session will take you through information and procedures to solve complaints involving SCR/DPF related issues. The 6.7 Power […]

Continue Reading

Birthday Weekend Fishing Trip

September 10, 2021

We work hard here at the Group Training Academy. We play pretty hard too. Being located in Ft. Myers, Florida, which is right on the Gulf of Mexico, we’ve got great fishing opportunities. Last Saturday, AVI Founder and CEO Paul Louwers treated a key employee to a bountiful day of grouper fishing, for his birthday. […]

Continue Reading

A Mobile Hybrid Training Tour Update

September 9, 2021

Well, our Mobile Training Tour crew is getting ready to head out on the road again. Have you seen what the guys have been working on during their short break? Just building one of the finest “68 Camaro Super Sport restorations to hit the streets of Summit County, Ohio! John Forro’s dream car is a […]

Continue Reading

AVI & The Group Training Academy Visit Tidewater Tech – Mobile Training Tour

September 8, 2021

The Group Training Academy and AVI traveled to Tidewater College to provide hands-on training for technicians. These technicians were able to get up close with components of the cutaway hybrid tool and learning valuable techniques from our instructors during this unique training experience.

Continue Reading

A Little Surprise Found In a’69 Mach 1 Mustang

Tom Rayk shared a little case study he encountered over the Holiday weekend. A friend discovered that he’d left his ’69 Mach 1 Mustang project car untouched for a bit too long. Little sucker seems like he feels right at home. It looks like he’s ready to chomp down on those plug wires. Good Grief! […]

Continue Reading

The Mobile Training Tour Visits Stark State College for Hybrid/Electrical Training [Photos]

September 5, 2021

We visited Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio last week! It was a great day of training for the technicians there.

Continue Reading

The Story of John Forro’s 1968 Camaro Super Sport Restoration Project

September 3, 2021

Being AVI’s lead instructor and developing new content keeps John plenty busy. With the welcome help of body and paint expert Gil Anchondo, now John’s “dream car” is getting close to the finish line. This isn’t just a Camaro. It’s a 1968 Super Sport, big block, and of course, all the numbers match. Here’s John’s […]

Continue Reading

AVI and The Group Training Academy Go to Richmond

September 2, 2021

The Mobile Training Tour crew are back on the road, this time for training sessions in Richmond Va. Tom Rayk, John Barkley, and Gil Anchondo are taking their live, hands on, hybrid/electric vehicle training program to the Virginia Dept. of General Sciences, Office of Fleet Management.

Continue Reading

The Mobile Tour Takes Training to The Ohio Post Office Technicians

September 1, 2021

The Mobile Training Tour brought us to the Ohio Post Office where our instructors provided training to the technicians.

Continue Reading

AVI’s Studio Booked for Local Magazine Photoshoot

Here’s some local news. Last Wednesday, Aug. 25, we had some guests here at AVI Studios, a photography crew and talent from Gulf Shore Life magazine. So, Tuesday afternoon I cleaned up the studio, got some help to roll up the big carpet and put a fresh coat of pure white paint down on the […]

Continue Reading

Meet Gil Anchondo, Expert Body Repair and Paint Restoration Specialist

August 31, 2021

We’d like to take advantage of a little break in the action to officially introduce one of the newest instructors to join team AVI, Gil Anchondo. We were first introduced to Gil by another fortunate, but not as recent “talent acquisition”, Tom Rayk. Gil is from Los Angeles, where he has cultivated an impressive reputation […]

Continue Reading

PTEN Judges Comments On The AVI/The Group Training Academy EV Training Tool

August 27, 2021

Interested in booking live training with this award winning vehicle? Click Here for more information. We received an E-mail today containing some comments from the same judges who determined our cutaway Prius, hybrid/electric, training vehicle as a winner of the PTEN (Professional Tool & Equipment News) Innovations Award. Check them out below:

Continue Reading

AVI OnDemand’s Hybrid Training Is Coming to Richmond, VA

August 26, 2021

FEATURING OUR AWARD WINNING CUT-A-WAY PRIUS LIVE INSTRUCTOR LED HANDS-ON TRAINING

Continue Reading

Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics [Quick Quiz]

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

Continue Reading

Uncommon Thermal Imaging Tests [Tech Tip]

August 25, 2021

In this Tech Tip from LBT-403: Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics, instructor John Forro shows some outside the box testing when it comes to thermal imaging testing, such as locating parasitic draws and more. JOIN US LIVE SEPTEMBER 29 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! AVI Instructor John Forro will cover how […]

Continue Reading

LBT-403 Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics

August 18, 2021

JOIN US LIVE SEPTEMBER 29 @ 12:00-1:00 PM ET FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT! AVI Instructor John Forro will cover how the NVH tool can be used for driveline noise diagnostics, engine noises, suspension complaints, and exhaust leaks. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you […]

Continue Reading

A Walkthrough Of The Group Training Academy’s Hybrid Prius Training Tool

August 17, 2021

https://aviondemand.wistia.com/medias/qx53n6s3mm?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=700 We’re excited to tell you all about our drag racing, award winning (PTEN) cut away Prius hybrid/electric training vehicle. Here are just some of the unique features that make this an award winning training prop that you could have for your own training programs. Having so much of the exterior body removed makes viewing […]

Continue Reading

The Group Training Academy’s Mobile Training Tour

August 11, 2021

August 13th, 2021 – Norton, OH Friday Aug. 13, we find Tom and Gil back at AVI North headquarters in Norton, Ohio prepping the “Brake Cube”, an interactive, hands on brakes training tool, as well as readying the truck, trailer and cut away Prius, the Hybrid/Electric training vehicle to bring their brand of expert automotive […]

Continue Reading

LBT-423 Automatic Transmission Specialist

August 3, 2021

Automatic Transmission Specialist Learn how modern Auto transmissions work from the Convertor to output shaft. Convertor operation including new system designs are covered. All operations of Planetary gear sets, Clutches, Drums and Bands will be covered. Valve bodies, Solenoids and Computers and their operation will be discussed. Once the components and operation are learned Transmission […]

Continue Reading

Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. Wins 2021 PTEN Innovation Award

https://aviondemand.wistia.com/medias/6aev0n07ii?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=700 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Automotive Video Innovations, Inc Phone: 1-800-718-7246 Email: support@aviondemand.com August 2, 2021, Fort Myers, FL – Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. (AVI), an industry leader in providing automotive training to academic and industry organizations, is pleased to announce that AVI is the recipient of a 2021 Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) […]

Continue Reading

Back-Probing Do’s & Don’ts [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from LBT-424, AVI instructor Dave Hobbs shows the correct way to back-probe connectors. He also points out what to think about when using a piercing tool. JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. Dave will […]

Continue Reading

LIN Bus Testing with Meters [Tech Tip]

In this tech tip from LBT-424, AVI instructor Dave Hobbs discusses LIN bus testing using meters. Dave points out that you need the right type of meter to do this testing correctly. JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. […]

Continue Reading

Advancing Your Networking Diagnostic Skills – Part 1 [Quick Quiz]

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

Continue Reading