Bernie Thompson

Bernie Thompson is an accomplished automotive diagnostician and trainer, and is also the co-founder of Automotive Test Solutions (ATS) based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has over 40 years of experience in automotive gasoline and diesel repair. Over twenty years of experience in design, engineering, and fabrication of automotive diagnostic equipment. Mr. Thompson holds; 22 US patents, 1 European patent, 1 Canadian patent, with 22 U.S. patents pending, 3 European patents pending, and 3 Canadian patents pending. Additionally Mr. Thompson writes automotive training curriculum for the automotive industry, is an editorial contributor for Motor Magazine, Motor Age Magazine, and has co-authored an SAE paper. Thompson also teaches advanced automotive diagnostic curriculum internationally. Connect with Thompson on the ATS Facebook page


Diagnosing NVH on today's cars

Oct. 1, 2020
For power or energy to transfer from one component to another, rotational movement is incorporated. With this power movement from one source to another, comes vibration and sound...

Practical pressure transducer diagnostics

June 1, 2020
If you want to improve your diagnostic ability, take a leson from Sherlock Holmes!
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Misfire detection: A new approach

Feb. 3, 2020
The key to isolating the cause of the misfire is to understand what a misfire really is. Let's take an in-depth look!

Advanced diagnostics using the five gas analyzer

Oct. 1, 2019
There's much to learn by sampling what exits the tailpipe!