Episode 121

NASTF, VSP, SDRM with Donny Seyfer [E121]

Donny Seyfer from the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) discusses the importance of ongoing training for technicians and the challenges they face in accessing information and tools. Seyfer emphasizes the need for collaboration with automakers and lawmakers to improve security measures and technical support.

Show Notes

  • Family Background and Career Journey (00:02:23) Donny Seyfer shares his family's history in the automotive industry and his journey into the professional business.
  • Formation and Growth of NASTF (00:04:20
  • Empowering Independent Techs (00:09:39
  • Evolution of NASTF's Structure (00:11:35
  • Stakeholders and Board Members (00:13:27
  • Reprogramming Events and Knowledge Base (00:15:24)
  • Challenges in Supporting Legacy Vehicles (00:21:15
  • Development of Tools for Key Code Delivery (00:25:08
  • Game Theory Pitch (00:30:50
  • Secure Data Release Model (00:32:04
  • Scan Tool Validation Program (00:39:09)
  • The VSP Program (00:45:14
  • Vehicle Theft and Security (00:46:07)
  • System Testing and Updates (00:53:55
  • Engagement with Lawmakers and Automakers (00:54:43
  • Tool functionality and availability (00:59:58)
  • Service information access issues (01:00:31
  • Tooling and VSP credentials (01:04:51
  • Addressing illicit tool use (01:07:17

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.