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Barry Hoyland

Barry Hoyland has been in the independent aftermarket for more than 45 years as a technician, technician instructor, shop owner and shop management consultant. He owned and operated a successful Southern California automotive repair center that offers complete auto care and specialized in emission and diagnostic services for over 28 years. Hoyland also owned a company that modified vehicles to perform as emergency response units and mobile command centers, incorporating high-end electronic components into today’s vehicles. Barry has experience with all size and types of vehicles including traditional gas, hybrid electric, alternative fuel, and heavy duty diesel trucks.

Hoyland has provided consulting services for many automotive shops, fleets, and government agencies in order to improve their operational efficiencies.

In addition, Barry has worked with many NHRA drag racing teams as a crew chief on supercharged alcohol and nitro-methane fueled cars and currently serves as a crew chief on an Top Alcohol Funny Car, A Nostalgia Funny Car and a Nostalgia Alcohol Dragster

Hoyland holds certifications in ASE: A1, A6, A8 and L1, MACS 609, maintains a California Advanced Emission license, and a CDL with endorsements for double and triple trailers, tankers, and HazMat.

When he is not helping to run a shop in the Pacific Northwest, Hoyland travels across the U.S. as an instructor of technical and shop management courses, many of which he has developed. 

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A handle on hydraulic brake systems

Oct. 8, 2020
Step one – Check for contamination. Step two – Enlist the right tools.
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Employees & Training


Sept. 21, 2020
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Diagnostic & Repair

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Sept. 1, 2020
The information and products that work alongside your scan tool for a complete repair.
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Employees & Training

Prepare vehicles and your shop for ADAS calibration

Aug. 6, 2020
Think of any upfront costs as an investment, leading to greater service opportunities as well as continuous ROI.
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Chassis, Body & Cab

Determine the cause of the “pull”

May 18, 2020
Solve customers’ alignment issues by performing the right checks, with the right tools.
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Shop Equipment

Thinking outside the (ice)box

March 12, 2020
Sometimes creative thinking is necessary to resolve a stubborn A/C issue.