Richard McCuistian

Richard McCuistian is an ASE certified Master Auto Technician and was a professional mechanic for more than 25 years, followed by 18 years as an automotive instructor at LBW Community College in Opp, AL. Richard is now retired from teaching and still works as a freelance writer for Motor Age and various Automotive Training groups.

A look at automotive suspension

Oct. 1, 2020
Every customer deserves a smooth, safe ride.

My teaching and learning adventures over the past 40 years

June 1, 2020
One of the more difficult things about teaching a variety of incoming students is the challenge of adjusting lessons and tasks so that they fill in the gaps for inexperienced ...

The bedrock principles of automotive electrical theory

April 1, 2020
A solid understanding of volts, amps and ohms and how they interact in vehicle electrical systems is one of the key elements of vehicle electrical work.

Diesel charging

Jan. 1, 2020
First and foremost, the SAE J1930 regulation dictates that if the PCM controls the alternator field, the alternator is supposed to be dubbed a generator, but if it has its own...