COMING SOON! RD21 - How to perform a proper test drive after the repairs are complete (John Shewbridge and David Cox, Hunter Engineering)

How to perform a proper test drive after the repairs are complete.

John Shewbridge, Hunter Engineering

David Cox, Hunter Engineering


Many shops spend countless hours on documentation and blueprinting the repair process they performed. Now that the car is ready for delivery, you inspect it and finish the paperwork and call the customer and arrange pick up. OOPS! Did anyone test drive this vehicle? If the vehicle was driven, was the individual trained to test drive. Did they know what to look and feel for? Did they simply drive around the block making all right hand turns on or follow a specific protocol. To anyone who takes a test drive for granted, ask yourself – Who test drove the Titanic? Collision repair businesses are dealing with highly sophisticated vehicles that apply autonomous emergency braking when the driver doesn't...what could possibly go wrong?! In this seminar we will cover the following.

- What king of roads should you drive on?

- Why you need different road surfaces and different speeds?

- What to look for on different road surfaces and speeds.

- What to look for as far as pulling forces, vibrations, and ADAS function after repairs.

- Establish a check list for post repair test drive to add to your documentation and blueprint.


The seminar instructors have over 80 years combined experience with this subject, having taught thousands of technicians how to perform pre and post repair test drives that expose problems and prevent comebacks.

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