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Rick Escalambre earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Arts from San Francisco State University. He has been a Professor of Automotive Technology at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA for the past twenty-eight years. In addition to teaching Engine Performance related subjects, he coordinates one of the largest and finest automotive programs in the State of California.

Rick previously taught automotive at a local high school, managed a Chevron Service Station, and has owned and operated a general automotive repair business in Concord, CA. For nine years he was the Chairperson for the former Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Check Education Advisory Committee.  He is a past president of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) association.

He is a respected author and editor of books in the field of Engine Performance, Emissions, and Computer Controls.  He has done extensive research of Evaporative Emission Systems, OBD II system operation & diagnosis, and MODE 6 operation. 

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