Brandon Steckler

Motor Age Technical Editor
Brandon is Technical EditorofMotor Age Magazine. He began his career in Northampton County Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he was a student of GM’s Automotive Service Educational program. In 2001, he graduated top of his class and earned the GM Leadership award for his efforts. He later began working as a technician at a Saturn dealership in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he quickly attained Master Technician status. He later transitioned to working with Hondas, where he aggressively worked to attain another Master Technician status.

Always having a passion for a full understanding of system/component functionality, he rapidly earned a reputation for deciphering strange failures at an efficient pace and became known as an information specialist among the staff and peers at the dealership. In search of new challenges, he transitioned away from the dealership and to the independent world, where he specialized in diagnostics and driveability. 

Today, he is an instructor with both Carquest Technical Institute and Worldpac Training Institute. Along with beta testing for Automotive Test Solutions, he develops curriculum/submits case studies for educational purposes. Through Steckler Automotive Technical Services, LLC., Brandon also provides telephone and live technical support, as well as private training, for technicians all across the world.

Brandon holds ASE certifications A1-A9 as well as C1 (Service Consultant). He is certified as an Advanced Level Specialist in L1 (Advanced Engine Performance), L2 (Advanced Diesel Engine Performance), L3 (Hybrid/EV Specialist), L4 (ADAS) and xEV-Level 2 (Technician electrical safety).

He contributes weekly to Facebook automotive chat groups, has authored several books and classes, and truly enjoys traveling across the globe to help other technicians attain a level of understanding that will serve them well throughout their careers.  

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Diagnosing a no-start issue on a Chrysler Town and Country

Aug. 10, 2022
“No starts” are usually easy to isolate and repair – but not in this case!

Determining if the tire should retire

Sept. 25, 2020
In 2017, there was more than 730 traffic-related fatalities associated with tire failures.

Developing the diagnostic game plan

Aug. 26, 2020
We’ve all heard the saying “knowledge is power,” but it can be quite profitable, too! A rock-solid technician is one who has honed his/her craft as being a problem-solver.

Improve your customers’ well-being through cabin air filter education

July 30, 2020
Considering Americans drive (on average) more than 13,000 miles per year with an average of 100 miles of daily driving, we place ourselves within the cabin of our vehicles quite...