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Alex Steele - ASE Certified Master Technician

Technical failures are diagnosed by an experienced automotive technician/journalist who provides auto repair help, troubleshooting and no-nonsense methods of working with auto repair shops. In the process, ShopTalk teaches the fundamentals behind automotive mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems that power today's cars and trucks.


Alex Steele is a Certified Master Technician with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), trained-by and worked-for General Motors and American Honda Motor Company, and is an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).


Alex has written for regional, national and international publications including The Dallas Morning

News, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Crain News Service and Motor Trend's Truck Trend Magazine.

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