Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt. He’s been a tech since 1996.
Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo.
Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products.
Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image. Matt Fanslow’s Previous Episodes HERE.
At Matt's shop they create a three-fold flyer on any new equipment the shop buys and get it to the local shops
Shops do take advantage
Matt has shops take advantage of diagnostics and programming
He does not loan the tool but does the work that the tool is used for
He gives free adviceOn what tools he would use or area to look at
Potential for referrals
Some problems are very basic and that means there is a training/knowledge gap
Sometimes young techs are thrust into a situation without the knowledge and proper equipment
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