Torque Factor – Episode 15: Steve Ford, Youth Education & Solutions

April 5, 2021
Mr. Steve Ford, A.K.A. "The Car Guy," joins Scott Brown to discuss the state of the service industry and the U.S. educational system of the '80s.

This episode on Torque Factor features Mr. Steve Ford, A.K.A. “The Car Guy”, who joins us to provide some perspective on the state of the service industry and to take us through some of the historic changes that took place in the '80s regarding the U.S. educational system. Scott found his observations very interesting and suspects that you will as well.

Recalls: GM is recalling approximately 3.4M truck chassis vehicles for pass air bag inflators. There are three separate recalls: 21V-05021V-051, and 21V-052, covering model years 2007-2012.

Case Study: Bob Powell from Springfield Mass writes about a Start-Stop equipped vehicle that he recently addressed with DTC’s P3055 & P3056. Case Study link.

Industry Update: The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting has been changed up for 2021 with two meetings, the virtual meeting will be held over the course of two weeks: April 12-15; 19-23 Mon-Thur both weeks.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) X50 Virtual Automotive Conference & Expo will be taking place on April 30th-May 1st visit for more information.

The Automotive Training Institute 2021 SuperConference is May 5-8 at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida Visit for registration information.

The Equipment and Tool Institute (ET) Tool Tech Event will be a combination Virtual and In-person event on May 24 - 27 in Austin Texas. Visit for registration. The event will be co-hosted with the Automotive Maintenance Repair Association (AMRA) and the National Automotive Service Task Force NASTF meeting.

Additionally, the NASTF General Meeting Webinar will be held on Monday evening. Visit for more info.