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Dual Mode Hybrid Systems (HE400) - 1 lesson
Hybrid vehicles are steadily increasing in numbers on our roads and highways and they are evolving from small commuter style cars into larger rear wheel drive vehicles. Similarly, as they age, they will become increasingly more visible in our service shops. Because of this, technicians must equip themselves with the necessary diagnostic skills and tools to keep up to date with this fast growing technology. This course will educate the technician on the joint venture two mode hybrid systems used in a number of rear wheel drive vehicles.
 
Electric and Hybrid A/C Service Opportunities - with Snap-On Tools (CARS-Snapon2) - 1 lesson
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (E&HVs) are becoming more popular with consumers. Technicians needs to know differences between E&HVs and conventional vehicles, and which service opportunities present themselves.

As hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and Plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) still have internal combustion engines, maintenance needs are very much like conventional vehicles. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are purely electric, requiring less traditional maintenance. While E&HVs all require tire maintenance, BEV’s do not require oil changes, coolant, transmission fluid, fuel, spark plugs or muffler maintenance. BEV’s regenerative brakes reduce brake maintenance needs as well; typically requiring only a single visit for the first 160,000km.

Service opportunities still exist however, even with BEV’s. Technicians must learn and adapt to E&HV’s new requirements.

This Special Live Broadcast will focus on the differences between conventional and E&HV air conditioning servicing. Beyond the electric vs belt driven differences, the type of lubricating oil used is also difference in each of these systems. Not knowing the proper procedures could contaminate an E&HV.

This broadcast will highlight:

  • Differences between conventional and Hybrid A/C compressors
  • Safety concerns regarding E&HV A/C service; high voltage power down and loss of isolation
  • Refrigerant recovery equipment
  • Oil injection tools required for E&HVs
  • What happens if the system becomes contaminated

Special guest Grant Ford from Snap-on will help illustrate what to watch for when working with E&HV’s – even when working with seemingly familiar systems. Participants are encouraged to interact with our industry expert throughout the presentation.

Knowing where service opportunities exist will help to keep your shop profitable.

 
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Safety (HE002) - 1 lesson
This lesson will focus on safe working practices and the special tools and safety equipment required for working on vehicles equipped with a high-voltage electrical system.

Almost every manufacturer selling cars and light trucks in North America today sells at least one model with a hybrid-electric or all-electric powertrain, and the percentage of these models in the overall fleet is growing. They require most of the same maintenance services as conventional vehicles, including services that do not require a technician who specializes in hybrid and electric vehicles.

This lesson will help all professional technicians understand the risks and hazards associated with these vehicles and also help them understand how to work on these vehicles safely.

 
Hybrid Technologies (HE001) - 5 lessons
Hybrid vehicles present many new opportunities for service and repair. Gaining the customer’s confidence is critical for those who want to be recognized as a hybrid service or repair facility. Building confidence in the customer starts with confidence in the technician. This course identifies the potential dangers that hybrid vehicles present and provides the technician with the procedures required to work safely.
 
Toyota Hybrid Systems (HE220) - 1 lesson
Since their first appearance, about the year 2000, Hybrid vehicles have steadily increased in number on our roads and highways. Similarly, as they age, they will become increasingly more visible in our service shops. Because of this, technicians must equip themselves with the necessary diagnostic skills and tools to keep up to date with this fast growing technology. In this course we will address the Toyota Hybrid powertrain systems.
 
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