Edwin Hazzard

Edwin Hazzard

Edwin Hazzard owns South East Mobile Tech in Charleston, S.C., which is a mobile diagnostic and programming service providing technical service to many automotive and body repair shops. He has 38 years’ experience in the automotive industry. He currently is an automotive trainer, a board member of TST (Technician Service Training), a member of the MDG (Mobile Diagnostic Group), a member of the Professional Tool and Equipment advisory board for Pten magazine, a committee member of Nastaf, and is a beta tester for multiple tool makers.

ARTICLES

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Servicing Today’s A/C Systems

Changes Come in Details of Modern Vehicles

During the past three or four decades, the basic theory of the automotive air conditioning system hasn’t changed a whole lot. What has changed is everything else that’s part of a vehicle’s air conditioning system. 


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Diagnosing Engine Misfires and Surges

Start With The Basics and Work the Problem One System at a Time

When we get that elusive vehicle that has been at multiple shops or back to your shop multiple times for that intermittent or even that hard-to-solve problem, it really tests our technician-trained minds to their core.


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Avoiding Common A/C Service Mistakes

]Attention to Detail Avoids Comebacks and Increases Profits

When it comes to customers and their vehicles, the few things that seem to matter most to them is that the entertainment system is working correctly and their HVAC system is doing its job. Customers rely on their creature comfort amenities to get them from one place to the other. It seems that most customers don’t mind spending the money on these items as they feel they are getting more for their money as opposed to say repairing that leaking water pump or an axle boot that has a split in it. If the radio or the air conditioning stops working for whatever reason they notice it immediately as they will feel “inconvenienced.”


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Electrical System Faults

Various DTCs and Component Faults can be Traced to Wiring Issues

With the ever increasing technology on today’s vehicles comes with ever increasing electrical demands.  You would think that electrical failures would be more prevalent than ever on today’s vehicles.  


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