• CDX News Featured Article: Time for an Engine Oil Perception Change

    Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 by Ed Picard |

    Many technicians don’t think much about engine oil, except that it needs to be changed regularly. Much like engine oil itself, however, the lack of attention given to oil and new lubrication standards also needs to be changed. Technology has affected the realm of engine oil just as much as it has virtually all other aspects of a vehicle. Engine oil is now engineered to meet specific manufacturer requirements, or even individual engine requirements within a particular manufacturer’s lineup. Long gone are the days when we can use generic 10W-30 engine oil out of a drum for every vehicle that rolls through the shop. Let’s look at just two of the less familiar standards.

    ACEA Standard
    – ...

  • Featured Article: Looking for a quick way to test parasitic draw?

    Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 by Ed Picard |

    Looking for a quick way to test parasitic draw?

    With today’s vehicles having electronic modules that stay awake for extended periods of time, it can be time consuming waiting for them to go back to sleep after connecting an ammeter when you measure the parasitic draw. Here is a very different way of testing for excessive draw that doesn’t require you to disconnect one of the battery terminals, or measure the mV drop across multitudes of fuses. It is very quick to do, and will allow you to immediately determine if an excessive draw is present. It is a bit controversial, but I think you will find it can save a lot of time and requires no special tools other than ...

  • Teaching Tip | Make Your Lessons Meaningful

    Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 by Amanda Banner |

    Explain to your students how today’s lesson applies to the workplace. Provide an example or a situation to make it relevant and meaningful. Be sure to describe how today’s lesson fits into the broader picture.

    Is it building on something they already have? Is it building up to helping them master a skill?

    Students need to understand that what we are teaching is of importance on the job. This is super critical in the areas such as soft skills. That is an area where they need to know that their future boss is going to expect them to communicate like a reasonable adult and show up on time.

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  • New Registration Instructions and How-To Videos Available

    Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 by Brian Rooney |

    If you or your students experience any issues during the access code redemption or account set-up processes, please refer to the detailed login instructions and “how-to” videos below. 

    If you require additional assistance, please contact our Registration Support Team by emailing cdxsupport@partnerinpublishing.com ...

  • New Training Manual for 2013 NATEF Edition of CDX Light Vehicle: Bulk User Uploads

    Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 by Brian Rooney |

    The CDX Client Services Team just added a new training module on how to “bulk upload” students in CDX Light Vehicle, 2013 NATEF Edition. You can access the training document here:


    http://www.cdxauto.com/docs/cdx_resources/lv14_cdx_lv_bulk-upload.pdf

    If you would like to request additional training resources, please contact our Client Services Team.

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  • Learn to set-up groups in 2013 NATEF Edition of CDX Light Vehicle

    Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 by Brian Rooney |

    The CDX Client Services Team just added a new training module on how to set-up groups in CDX Light Vehicle, 2013 NATEF Edition. You can access the training document here:

    http://www.cdxauto.co ...

  • CDX Light Vehicle Access Card Registration Instructions

    Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 by Brian Rooney |

    Do your students have questions on how to access a CDX course with the Access Card that they purchased from your institution or bookstore? If so, CDX has created a how-to guide to help them through the process.

    Click here to view or print the Access Card registration instructions. ...

  • Creating a Quiz in Light Vehicle

    Friday, Jun 15, 2012 by User Not Found |

    The latest CDX training video will teach you how to create a new quiz from scratch, import questions from a file, and then link the quiz into your course so students can see it. 

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