Vincent Ciulla


  • Over 30 years of experience as a professional automotive technician 
  • Certified master technician with experience in light trucks, domestic and foreign cars, and diesel engines
  • As shop foreman for a large BMW-Nissan-Volkswagen dealership, assisted with diagnostics, conferred on special problems, and trained all shop technicians
  • As the lead technician at a large Nissan-Porsche-Ferrari-Lotus dealership, oversaw a team of technicians and performed quality control on all serviced vehicles


Vincent Ciulla is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles covering a wide range of automotive troubleshooting and repair topics. His 30-plus years as a professional automotive technician include work as the shop foreman in a BMW-Nissan-Volkswagen dealership overseeing the training of the techs and providing help with diagnostics and special problems. He has also been a lead technician at a large Nissan-Porshe-Ferrari-Lotus dealership, where he oversaw a team of technicians and performed quality control on all serviced vehicles. In addition, he has many years of experience working on passenger car diesel engines.

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