Solving Auto/Truck Electrical Problems with the
Electrical System Troubleshooting Flip-Chart
FIRST THINGS FIRST


FIRST THINGS FIRST is an auto/truck electrical system troubleshooting flip chart that briefly focuses your attention on possible problems in the primary electrical system (battery condition, major ground connections and the generator/alternator charging system).
DON'T FORGET! Every vehicle that comes in the shop has a battery, two major ground circuits and a generator (alternator) charging system. A component failure or a bad connection in one of these essential circuits could have a profound affect on vehicle electrical performance
.
Problems in these essential vehicle electrical circuits are often overlooked and seldom tested resulting in wasted man hours and parts changing that does not resolve the problem.
Common electrical problems must be quickly indentified and corrected - never overlooked.
It takes less than 5 minutes to perform these quick electrical tests with a DMM and identify any of these crucial electrical circuit problems that drastically affects vehicle performance.

FIRST THINGS FIRST quick electrical tests should be performed "FIRST" on any vehicle that has . . .
(1) an electrical problem,
(2) an on-board computer problem - especially when there is a . . .
(3) no-code (no DTC) driveability problem.

When you find your first electrical problem in the primary electrical system with FIRST THINGS FIRST you will be glad you had the flip-chart to guide you. It will pay for itself on the first repair.

FIRST THINGS FIRST guides a technician through simple electrical tests to indentify common battery problems, issues with the engine and accessory grounds as well as verifyng the charging system is or is NOT performing properly.
You can't overlook an electrical problem in a vehicle's primary electrical system and misdiagnose, waste labor time or change good parts that do not fix the problem.

The latest version of FIRST THINGS FIRST includes a testing procedure for vehicles with a "SMART-CHARGING SYSTEM" where the charging system voltage drops to 13.xx volts when the on-board computer confirms the battery has reached full charge. You can't overlook that!

Two Versions of FIRST THINGS FIRST
are available....

(1) FIRST THINGS FIRST™ Pro
for a single-battery 12-14V system


This version is for a single battery electrical system with the primary electrical system connections clearly shown. Above is the illustration used in FIRST THINGS FIRST Pro for each of 14 test steps. The DMM test leads are shown connected to the vehicle for each test measurement step which is explained and the correct DMM reading is shown in the DMM. The text explaining each measurement tells you what to do if the DMM reading is too high or too low. The 14 test steps can be completed in less than 5 minutes with a little practice.
$89.00 per copy plus shipping BUY NOW


(2) FIRST THINGS FIRST-2™

for a dual-battery 12-14V system

This is a dual battery electrical system version with the primary electrical system connections clearly shown. Above is the illustration used in FIRST THINGS FIRST-2 for each test step. The DMM test leads are shown connected to the vehicle for each test measurement step which is explained and the correct DMM reading is shown in the DMM. The text explaining each test measurement tells you what to do if the DMM reading is too high or too low. The 18 test steps can be completed in less than 5 minutes with a little practice.
$99.00 per copy plus shipping BUY NOW

The FIRST THINGS FIRST test procedure guides you quickly through the electrical tests performing each step in the proper order and under the right conditions to verify each vehicle circuit is good or has a problem.
ALL YOU NEED IS A DMM and less than 5 minutes . . .


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It's easy to test a vehicle's primary electrical system when you follow along with the step-by-step instructions in FIRST THINGS FIRST. Each test step is on a laminated cardboard page fully explained and illustrated. Instructions on the left side of the page and an illustration on the right side showing you were to place the test leads.
Begin finding those critical electrical problems you may have been overlooking!
FIRST THINGS FIRST shows you how to test the primary electrical system like a professional electrical technician so you don't miss or overlook the important things that could go wrong and affect vehicle operation.

Record test results on a handy Test Results Form included on the last page of the flip-chart. You can make a copy of the Test Results Form to give to your customer if you are charging for performing an "Electrical System Analysis."

The electrical tests covered in FIRST THINGS FIRST should be performed FIRST on any car or truck that has on of these symptoms. . .
(1) an electrical system problem, especially when several circuits seemed to be affected,

(2) an electronic system problem (such as a vehicle computer failure),
(3) or a no-code driveability problem (no DTC)

Technicians using FIRST THINGS FIRST™ report that 75% of a vehicle's electrical problems, as well as, 35-40% of no-code driveability problems are quickly found using FIRST THINGS FIRST™ yet these service technicians previously have had little training in testing auto/truck electrical systems with a DMM.

Stop wasting time changing electrical parts to see if it fixes an electrical problem. With FIRST THINGS FIRST™ you can identify electrical problems using only a DMM before you change expensive parts that do not fix the vehicle's electrical problem.
Flip through the pages to follow the tests in numerical order. Most test steps offer suggestions on what to check if a DMM reading on any test step is too high or too low.

FIRST THINGS FIRST™ is printed on 8.5x11 inch laminated cardboard pages so they survive heavy shop use. Pages wipe clean with a damp cloth.

A TEST RESULTS FORM is included on the last page of each FIRST THINGS FIRST™ version which can be copied to give the customer a copy of the test results. Paste your business card in the box at the bottom of the TEST RESULTS FORM and make copies of the Test Results Form to give a copy to your customer to show the bad readings and the corrected readings after your electrical repairs.

Customers appreciate knowing exactly what they are paying for when you charge for this electrical service. Many shops charge a modest fee to perform FIRST THINGS FIRST™ and promote it as a valuable added benefit to their repair services. This will help you to generate additional repair income from electrical problems found that you previously might have missed.

ONE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM FOUND WITH FIRST THINGS FIRST™ WILL PAY FOR THE FLIP-CHART!

Two Versions Available...
Single-Battery and Dual-Battery
for a 12V-14V electrical system


FIRST THINGS FIRST™ Pro
(Single-Battery Electrical System 12V-14V)
Printed in black ink and laminated to hold up in heavy shop use
Professional version - 14 Test Steps - for $89.00 per copy.

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FIRST THINGS FIRST-2™
(Dual-Battery Electrical System 12V-14V)
Printed in black ink and laminated to hold up in heavy shop use
Professional version - 18 Test Steps - for $99.00 per copy.

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Auto/Diesel Tech School Teachers
This training program covers about 1/2 the A.S.E. and N.A.T.E.F.
task lists for electrical by simply teaching this electrical program and then having students perform the electrical tests on vehicles.
Then review with students the test readings for a follow up review.

Here is how you can add this hands-on Electrical Training using FIRST THINGS FIRST™PRO in the classroom!

Teacher Presentation Package
for a single battery system.
Part Number F
TFSCH05


Teacher Presentation Pkg contains the following three items:

(1.) One copy of CDROM-FTF05
Includes the technical presentation on CDROM and illustrations of FIRST THINGS FIRST™ 14 step tests in 70 slides. Designed for classroom instruction as students follow along in their individual workbooks. Once you receive the CDROM you can download the Instructor Guide or we can email you a copy.

(2.) 6 copies of Student Workbook, Part Number FTFSWB05
Students follow along step-by-step taking notes as the instructor covers the material using the Instructor Guide with all the technical explanations provided. The student workbook also contains test results forms for students to use when performing FIRST THINGS FIRST on vehicles in the shop following a copy of the laminated professional version of FIRST THINGS FIRST included in this school package. Purchase additional copies of the Student Workbook or flip-chart as needed for $12.00 each. CLICK HERE

(3.) 6 copies of FIRST THINGS FIRST-Pro™
laminated flip-chart.
Used by professional technicians since 1992 to uncover electrical system problems most often overlooked and the causes of no-code driveability problems. These flip-charts show students how to perform
FIRST THINGS FIRST™

Purchase additional copies of
FIRST THINGS FIRST-Proas needed.
CLICK HERE

Total School Package Cost $695.00
(plus shipping and handling)
Package price saves $182.40 if items ordered separately.

NOTE: CDROM-FTF05 must be licensed (authorized) by Veejer Enterprises Inc. Licensing requires user to contact Veejer Enterprises after inserting CDROM into computer. CALL 972-276-9642 to authorize your CDROM-FTF05. The same teacher may purchase a second computer lifetime license (2nd License) to use the same FIRST THINGS FIRST CD in another computer for $99.00. If teacher or school desires a second CDROM-FTF05 only, the cost is $225.00 per CD for a lifetime license to use the curriculum. CDROM-FTF05 can only be used in the computer in which it is licensed (authorized).

To Purchase The Complete School Package CLICK HERE

To Purchase additional student classroom workbooks
at $12.00 each CLICK HERE

To purchase additional copies of FIRST THINGS FIRST-Pro
at
$89.00 each CLICK HERE


Additional training materials from Veejer Enterprises
Read about our 60 lesson home-study vehicle electronics training course.


Read about our hands-on home-study troubleshooting training program.

Read our Guest Book to see what teachers and service technicians
have to say about using
FIRST THINGS FIRST

Hands-On Workshops in Dallas, Texas for teachers where this flip chart is taught are as well as electrical system troubleshooting:

Phase 1 Vehicle Electrical/Electronics Troubleshooting Workshop

Phase 2 Vehicle Electrical/Electronics Troubleshooting Workshop


Veejer Enterprises, Inc.
Garland, Texas 75042-5419
Phone:  972-276-9642
Fax:     972-276-8122

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