The Group Training Academy Archives - Counterman Magazine
Understanding Ride Height Sensors

Learn how these crucial components measure suspension position and movement, and how their data is utilized to optimize vehicle performance.

Brake Lines and Hoses: Inspecting for Wear and Preventing Brake Failure

Discover the secrets to maintaining safe brakes with our comprehensive guide to inspecting brake lines and hoses.

Oil Filter Housing

Learn about the common issues with the original design and how Standard’s improved housing addresses leaks and durability.

Rebuild or Replace Brake Calipers

Explore the debate on whether to rebuild or replace brake calipers. Learn about the cost, time, and tools involved. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

Ignition System Components: Coils, Modules and Spark Plug Wires

Learn how spark plugs, ignition coils, and ECM controls work together to ignite the air-fuel mixture and keep your engine running smoothly.

Getting Started with Starting Systems

Learn how 12-volt batteries, solenoids, and starter motors work together to get vehicles running.

Basic Types of Brake Rotors

The most common materials used in brake rotors include cast iron, carbon composite, and ceramic cast. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.

Understanding Antilock Braking Systems

In this video, we break down the key components and processes behind this crucial system, designed to ensure your customers safety on the road.

Collision Repair in the Age of ADAS 

In this video, discover how modern collisions impact a complex array of sensors, actuators, and electronic safety systems.

Reprogramming Transmission Control Modules

Find out if the transmission control module (TCM) is programmed — this critical step is often missed and can cause significant issues.

Recommending Gas-Charged Shocks for Commercial Vehicles

When you’re recommending replacement shocks for a Class 3 vehicle or higher, here’s something to keep in mind.

CVTs Unique Diagnostic Challenges

This video explores how CVTs work, common challenges for technicians, and the importance of trusting scan tools over test drives when diagnosing issues like slipping or shuttering.