About Standard Motor Products

You're busy, work all day, and then do your best to keep up with new automotive technologies, tools, and techniques at night. We deliver practical, specific, expert advice to help make the maximum use of your time. We know what it takes to fix modern vehicles. That’s why all course modules are built around real world case studies. We’ll show you how to use the latest tools and techniques, and access the repair data to answer your toughest questions.

Standard Motor Products Training Bundle



Courses Included In Training Bundle

LBT-353 SMP Keeping It Cool – Extended

In this program Ryan Kooiman shows step-by-step procedures and a few tricks and tips to help technicians repair A/C systems right the first time. Several case studies are also featured.

LBT-367 SMP Going Beyond the Code

The goal of this class is to prepare technicians to approach problems in a structured and logical way. Diagnostic scenarios will be presented with exercises and solutions.

LBT-368 SMP Brain Teasers

Join us as we follow diagnostic techs as they tackle tough diagnostic scenarios. You will have an opportunity to diagnose them to see if you can arrive at the correct conclusion.

SMP-01 ABS and Vehicle Stability Control

ABS is the core element used for vehicle stability systems. New active wheel speed sensors combined with active control of braking and throttle controls have made vehicles much safer.

SMP-02 Automotive HVAC Fundamentals

This class will show you what you need to know about how the components work together.

SMP-03 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Overview

Chevrolet has teamed up with Isuzu to bring yet another winning Duramax engine to their diesel offerings. Beginning in 2016, the new 2.8L Duramax has been available for the Chevrolet Colorado.

SMP-04 Chrysler/Jeep Tips and Tricks

Chrysler and Jeep engine controls have undergone big changes and are now using a common engine control module design. You need good information to successfully diagnose driveability and emissions problems on these vehicles.

SMP-05 Electronic Transmission Control Diagnosis

In this class, we will cover diagnostic tips to help you decide if a driveability concern is caused by the engine or the transmission. We will use case studies to demonstrate additional failures.

SMP-06 Electronic Transmission Fundamentals

Automatic transmissions are controlled by the engine control system and use many of the same inputs. Transmissions also contain integral sensors and control actuators. You might be surprised to know that you can fix many transmission complaints using the same techniques you use for driveability diagnosis.

SMP-07 Gasoline Fuel Injection Fundamentals

In this class we will look at the evolution of fuel injection from throttle body to direct injection. We will demonstrate diagnosis and repair procedures using several case studies.

SMP-08 Guerilla Diagnostics

Technicians are often faced with diagnostic dilemmas without the benefit of accurate service information, OE scan tools, and lab scopes.

SMP-09 HVAC r1234yf Update

Many vehicles are being built with r1234yf refrigerant systems. You will need to upgrade your equipment and service practices to accommodate them. Are you ready for this AC season?

SMP-10 Hyundai/Kia Tips and Tricks

These cars have some unique operation and diagnostic quirks which can lead you down the wrong path. This class will help you get ready to diagnose common problems and be profitable while doing it.

SMP-11 Key Off Draw Diagnosis

In days gone by, a simple test light could be used to identify whether an excessive amperage draw on the battery was present. However, modern vehicles require more sophisticated testing and an understanding of the vehicle network and Power Moding.

SMP-12 Light Truck Diesel Fundamentals

We will cover the different types of injectors and fuel delivery systems used on common engines. Proper installation techniques will be demonstrated.

SMP-13 Misfire Diagnostic Fundamentals

This class will improve your misfire diagnostic skills.

SMP-14 Modern Valve Actuation Systems

Valve actuation systems have undergone major changes in the last decade. Variable timing and variable lift are now common place and in some cases exist together on the same engine. Displacement-On-Demand systems have also been used on some engines to deactivate cylinders with special lifters and oil control.

SMP-15 More Duramax Diesel Tips & Tricks

The Duramax engine has undergone a number of changes over the years and presents technicians with many service opportunities as well as diagnostic challenges.

SMP-16 More Electrical Puzzles

We will leverage service information and schematics, scan data, meters, and lab scopes to arrive at a diagnostic conclusion. You will have an opportunity to analyze the data and information to see if you have what it takes to solve these problems.

SMP-17 Relay Testing and Diagnosis Fundamentals

Vehicles are full of relays. Some can be replaced separately and some are integrated in modules which must be replaced as an assembly. You need a fast and accurate method to diagnose them.

SMP-18 Scan Data Diagnostics Fundamentals

The use of scan data for diagnosing vehicle faults with or without stored DTCs can be very powerful. What is often missing in training is how to leverage the information. Select this class to:

SMP-19 Sensor Diagnostics

There are many types of sensors being used on vehicles today to measure pressure, temperature, position, and mass. This class will help you to understand how they work and to troubleshoot problems with them.

SMP-20 Voltmeter Fundamentals

We all have a meter in our toolbox. Do you know how to use all the features? What’s the best way to check a live circuit? How do you measure current? What is delta? The meter can do so much more than open circuit testing. In this class we will show you how to use your meter to test a variety of circuits and improve your ability to get the most from this powerful tool.

SMP-21 6.0 Powerstroke Misfire Tips

This class will help you to develop a solid diagnostic procedure to find the root cause of 6.0L misfires.

SMP-22 6.7 Cummins Tips and tricks

The 6.7L Cummins engine has been a popular engine choice for Dodge truck owners for a number of years now. This powerful L6 engine offers many service opportunities and is more easily serviced than other diesel engines. Select this class to: Become familiar with the engine Understand the fuel system Explore the aftertreatment system Take […]

SMP-23 Affordable Labscope

Many technicians have realized the power that a lab scope can add to their diagnostic arsenal.  However given the numerous other tools needed for their work, they are often unable to purchase an expensive lab scope for the occasional job that requires one.

SMP-24 Basic Labscope Connection and Setup

In this class we will use a live demonstration to connect a scope to several common devices. We will then show you how to dial in to see the best picture of the signal.

SMP-25 Diagnosing Catalytic Converter Efficiency

Many technicians dread dealing with catalytic converter codes such as the P0420 and P0430. Catalysts can be very expensive and there might be additional problems which could quickly damage them.

SMP-26 Diesel No Start Diagnostics

In this class we will develop a strategy for diagnosing both HEUI and common rail equipped engines when they don’t start.

SMP-27 GM Idle Stop and Light Hybrid

In order to meet fuel efficiency and emission mandates imposed by the federal government, GM has continued to expand their offering of light hybrid and idle stop vehicles.

SMP-28 No Scope Diagnosis

Don’t have a lab scope? Does this mean you cannot troubleshoot the tough problems? Perhaps you’re not getting as much value from your scan tool and DMM as you could be.

SMP-29 Voltage Drop Testing

Most vehicle manufacturers use unloaded circuit testing in their trouble charts which often lead to a misdiagnosis. This class will help you to understand voltage drop testing to diagnose component and wiring faults.

SMP-30 Wiring Diagram Fundamentals

In this class, we will dissect diagrams and show you how to find important clues to problems and diagnose the car quickly.

SMP-31 Vehicle Electronics Fundamentals Part 1: Defining Electronics

The goal of this training series is to prepare technicians to diagnose and repair vehicle electronic systems successfully. Each training segment will reinforce the concepts taught with exercises and a case study.

SMP-32 Vehicle Electronics Fundamentals Part 2: Electrical Measurements

The goal of this training series is to prepare technicians to diagnose and repair vehicle electronic systems successfully. Each training segment will reinforce the concepts taught with exercises and a case study.

SMP-33 Vehicle Electronics Fundamentals Part 3: Base Sensor Testing

The goal of this installment is for technicians to understand the basic construction and operation of the various simple sensor types found on vehicles.

SMP-34 Vehicle Electronics Fundamentals Part 4: Complex Sensor Testing

Modern vehicles use many electronic controls. Diagnosing faults can be more difficult for technicians who have not had the benefit of training in electronics. This can lead to the replacement of unneeded parts, angry customers, and frustrated technicians. The goal of this training series is to prepare technicians to diagnose and repair vehicle electronic systems […]