Episode 14 – Diagnostic Strategies, 3: Resources, Libraries, Training, and more…

May 2022 | ATI Podcasts, feature


Dave Facciuto is the former owner ASE Master Technician at Dave’s Import Service in Medford, Oregon. Dave is still active in the industry as a consultant and shares his technical and business management knowledge with his former shop and the industry at large. His extensive background in diagnostic strategies has provided a unique perspective on how best to develop your own diagnostic process for both new and experienced technicians working on today’s modern vehicle technology.

In this episode of the ATI Podcast, we’ll continue our discussion with Dave about the different types of diagnostic strategies. Listen in as Dave shares his insights on:

  • Differential Diagnostics and it’s role as part of the diagnostic process
  • Why it’s important to list all possibilities prior to starting diagnosis
  • What diagnostic habits young technicians should be developing now
  • How it all starts with a general diagnostic scan to identify all DTC’s
  • Finding simple problems with a good visual inspection
  • How a review of the vehicle history can steer you in the right direction
  • Shop owner responsibilities to develop their diagnostic team
  • How having a diagnostic library can add value to your training process
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