Pam Oakes

Pam Oakes Headshot

Automotive SME Pam Oakes has been embedded within the automotive industry for 30 years as an automotive applications engineer, instructor/course developer (for several international companies), 609 instructor/test proctor, automotive business expert/strategist, 20-year original start-up shop owner/multiple auto business owner, ASE master automotive and medium/HD truck and collision technician-trainer with L4 ADAS, diesel Class 8 instructor,  ASE testing contributing panel member (L4/A7), automotive author, syndicated radio host, and automotive-consumer news media commentator. And she still “turns-wrenches” for fun. 


ADAS sensor technology advances

March 1, 2024
Technicians performing ADAS calibration-recalibration in the bay hold the keys to autonomy success.
Scan tool inside car

Post-collision driveability diagnostics

Dec. 4, 2023
What was the cause of this Challenger's surging and stalling?
Correcting x, y, and z calibration

How alignment angles affect ADAS

Aug. 7, 2023
Just one degree of misalignment can cause the average-sized vehicle with lane departure warning to leave its lane within 180 feet.

The choices we make: Scan tool deals versus embedded technology for collision shop success

June 5, 2023
The equipment needed to properly and safely repair today’s cars and light trucks needs to be more than a glorified 'code-reader.'