Dave Hobbs – Automotive Training Instructor & Technical Writer
Dave Hobbs’ automotive service experience spans 40 plus years in the industry, starting out as a technician and then as a service manager working in his family’s repair shop (Hobbs Auto Electric) in Kokomo, Indiana. After leaving Hobbs Auto Electric, Dave began working as a hotline advisor and field engineer at GM’s Delco Electronics. Those roles eventually led to becoming an electronics systems instructor for thousands of Delco Electronics / Delphi engineers throughout North American and Asia.
Dave Hobbs is currently the lead technical trainer and course developer for Delphi Product and Service Solutions. In addition, he serves part time as a contributor to Motor Age Magazine and as a field correspondent for MACS Worldwide (Mobile AC Society). Achievements for Dave’s automotive technical writing include;
ATMC (Automotive Training Manager’s Council): Delphi training program titled “CAN Data Diagnostics”
Women’s Car Care Council: MACS Service Report titled “Summertime Means Evap Odors”
IAMC (International Automotive Media Competition): MACS Service Report on emerging technologies titled “F.R.E.D. Goes to Tomorrow Land”
Outside of writing, Dave’s work as a technical college instructor, field trainer, frequent conference speaker and radio host have added up to close to 30 years in the field of technical training and public speaking. Featured in numerous training videos with AVI (Automotive Video Innovations) and Delphi Auto Parts’ YouTube channel, Dave’s tech tips are easy to find on the web! An ASE master technician with L1 (Advanced Engine Performance Specialist) and L3 (Light Duty Hybrid / Electric Vehicle Specialist) certifications, Dave has helped thousands of other techs pass their ASE tests in AVI’s ASE test prep series. Dave’s lifetime of automotive service experiences have all added up to a wealth of practical knowledge helping automotive technicians around the world solve tough problems on today’s vehicles!
You can contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
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