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The Alignment Printout as a Diagnostic Tool
Understand how to read an alignment printout and what it means from the basic angles to diagnostic angles.
- learn what red and green actually means for each angle
- learn what to do when there is no factory adjustment
- learn to use the diagnostic angles to determine if there is damaged structure or parts
- learn the before, during and after steps in the repair process to insure proper suspension and steering repairs.
- verify the repairs have been made properly with the numbers on the alignment print out.
Glen Burnie MD United States
John Shewbridge has been an active member of the Automotive/Collision Repair Community for over 30 years. Through-out his career he has worked as a body repair technician, a refinish technician, a mechanic, a frame technician, an estimator – both for a collision repair facility and a major insurance company, a collision repair facility manager (dealership & independent), an insurance re-inspector, and a property claims trainer. For the last seven years, John has been an independent contractor for Hunter Engineering. He is qualified to teach all levels of alignment and brake systems classes. He is also an exclusive trainer for the VW/Audi group of North America. John has also been an independent contracted instructor to the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). During this time he not only participated in an Award-Winning Committee, but won the prestigious and highly coveted "Instructor of the Year Award". John is also a member of the ASE Blue Seal Team and participates in the research and writing behind the ASE Test. He is a Re-Certified Master Technician. John is active in the local chapter of the Collision Repair Industry by being a member of the neighborhood Vo-Tech Advisory Board and a judge for the local, state, and regional Skills USA contest. He is certified to teach at multiple Vocational Schools and Post-Secondary Schools across the east coast. As a NACE Veteran, John has seen the evolution of our industry. He has participated in not only NACE, but SEMA and CARS as well. He has been qualified as an Expert Witness and has testified in numerous high profile cases. John also participated in time studies for a major estimating software vendor and as a consultant to collision repair facilities from coast-to-coast on how to improve the Key Performance Indicators of cycle time, repair quality, and an effective quality control program.