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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