In Search of Silver Bullets – Scott Shotton [RR 513]
Scott Shotton has over 25 years of technical experience in automotive repair shops. As the owner of The Driveability Guys, Scott performs mobile diagnostics and reprogramming for local repair shops in the DeKalb Illinois area as well as industry training around the United States and Canada. He was also one of the four trainers for the Illinois EPA’s vehicle emissions testing program.
Scott has been an automotive instructor at Kishwaukee College since 2009. Prior to Kishwaukee College, Scott was adjunct faculty at the College of DuPage for 7 years. He has a degree in Automotive Service Technology as well as many hours of training by manufacturers and independent training entities.
Scott is also recognized as an Illinois state emissions repair technician. He was also a technical trainer during his 8 year Army career. Scott has written many technical articles for Motor Age and Gears magazines. Scott became an ASE Subject Matter Expert (SME) in 2017.
Scott currently maintains 21 ASE certifications including Master Automotive Technician, Master Truck Technician, A9, L1, L2, L3, Alternate Fuels and more. Scott's previous episodes HERE.
TAC talking points
Silver bullets- pattern failure, silver bullet is the fix to that problemFailures in vehicles 10 years old- 13% were P0420, 10% were P0171/P0174, 8.2% P0401 (76% were Ford vehicles
Cannot gamble with silver bullet fix, silver bullet gives you direction but still need to test and prove root cause of car, saves time by narrowing options, reduce comebacks and retain customers
Getting silver bulletsExperience
Manufacturer technical service silver bullet
Internet- can find good sources and bad sources online
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