NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) receives complaints when a dealer or manufacturer resolution for their vehicle has not been reached. In the past, vehicle improvements have been based on production and warranty data, and not a huge focus on the “Customer Voice.” Why would a manufacturer not want to hear the customer voice?
Posted in Automotive Trends
Tagged analysis, analyst, Auto, automotive, automotive trend reports, CDI, charts, continous improvement, CSI, customer voice, graphs, JD Powers, manufacturer, NHTSA, sas programmer, six sigma, trend reports, trends
We hear the terms “Voltage Loss” and “Voltage Drop” test frequently in the Automotive industry. But most refer to it as what’s is really a Voltage “Drop” test. This is incorrect, these are two separate test with two separate purposes – however, many-times the same failure result can be determined with both test. So what is the difference between the two test, and why do we perform them?
Well, it’s actually what it states: Continue reading
Posted in Repair Tips
Tagged Auto, automotive, components, diagnosis, diagnostic, electrical, electrical test, ohm, ohms law, repair tip, Repair Tips, system test, system tests, terminals, test leads, volt, volt meter, voltage, voltage drop, voltage loss, wiring
How many times have you got into a vehicle and looked at the shift boot and said to yourself “is it leather?” There have been many design and process changes from real sewn leather, to Rubber. This article will explain why many manufacturers are going to rubber Shift Boots as well as many other components.
Posted in Technology
Tagged Auto, automatic transmissions, automotive, boot, continous improvement, cost reduction, dirt, dust, elastomer, elastomers, environmental, gear shift, high temperatures, injection molding, latex, leather, low temperatures, manufacturer, manufacturering, molding, neoprene, new technology, oil, oil molding, ozone, P.V.C., plastics, polyvinyl chloride, rotational molding, roto molding, rubber, shift, shift boot, shift lever, six sigma, slush molding, Technology, transfer case, transmission, transmissions, water
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