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Thermal Imaging and NVH Diagnostics [Quick Quiz]

August 26, 2021

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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

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

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Automotive Video Innovations, Inc. Announces Winners Of “Your Key To Success” Sweepstakes

July 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Automotive Video Innovations, Inc Phone: 1-800-718-7246 Email: support@aviondemand.com July 21, 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 the winners of the ILCO Automotive sponsored “Key To Your Success” Sweepstakes. Ms. Malone continues “By […]

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LBT-424 Advancing Your Networking Diagnostic Skills – Part 1

July 20, 2021

JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given in the course. Advancing Your Networking Diagnostic Skills Dave Hobbs brings […]

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AVI’s New Specialty Tools!

July 14, 2021

AVI is now offering our own line of specialty tools! Take advantage of these tools customized by John Forro to save you time and money!

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Vertical Radar Adjustment [Tech Tip]

June 30, 2021

In this Tech Tip from LBT-396 F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel, instructor Dave Hobbs covers what you need to know about vertical radar adjustment. JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the […]

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F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel (ADAS) [Quick Quiz]

How much do you know about Advanced Driver Assistance Systems? Take the quiz and find out.

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Back Up Sensors [Tech Tip]

In this Tech Tip from LBT-396 F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel, instructor Dave Hobbs covers what you need to know about back-up sensors. JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end […]

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NHRA Announced A New Electric Vehicle Racing Class – EV Tour Blog

June 26, 2021

June 25, 2021 – Norwalk, OH Electric cars are coming. Well, electric cars are here. You petrol-heads may laugh and point when the neighbor’s Prius drives by silently, or scoff at all the news stories of manufacturers investing heavily into hybrid and pure electric cars and that’s understandable. Electric vehicles are a severe variation of […]

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Hybrid Training Tool at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 – Norwalk, OH This past weekend some of AVI’s staff traveled from Ft. Myers, FL up to Norwalk, OH for the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals a week early. While there, AVI and The Group Training Academy’s hybrid training tool participated in a ‘Test and Tune’ on the Drag Strip. Check out […]

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LBT-396 F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel (ADAS)

June 16, 2021

JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon course enrollemnt Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) F.R.E.D. (Frustrating […]

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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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