Dave Hobbs

Dave Hobbs is a senior technical trainer and curriculum developer for Delphi Technologies Aftermarket at BorgWarner Inc. He's Master ASE-certified with L1 (advanced engine performance) & L3 (hybrid) specialist certifications.

He has extensive OEM service and field engineering expertise, with more than 30 years of experience in troubleshooting vehicle systems electronics, with 15 of those years in the independent aftermarket repair business.  He has 20 years of experience in training engineers (worldwide) and service technicians in both the OEM and aftermarket arenas, as well as experience in working with postsecondary vocational / community college students as an adjunct instructor.

Figure 1 Timing Is EVERYTHING

Air bags: safety & timing

Nov. 29, 2022
If an inflator module deploys a few milliseconds too early, the occupants can suffer similar injuries as if there were no airbags on the vehicle.

The variables of variable displacement A/C compressors

May 1, 2020
With so many newer vehicles today using variable displacement A/C compressors it's also a MUST that we know more about how they work and how to diagnose them.

Are you ready to service hybrids that are outside of their warranty period?

Jan. 2, 2020
Many hybrids today are outside of their warranty periods. That means there's a service opportunity for you if you're prepared!

Packing it in

Jan. 1, 2020
Forced induction – it’s about numbers. Numbers matter. Ask your accountant. Ask your customer. Ask an engine builder. One number an engine builder loves is the one for an engine...