August 2023 - 50

BIG TIME BOXES
Rojas is constantly cleaning and reorganizing his setup to find what works most efficiently for him.
The next evolution
The progression of this diagnostician's setup shows
the growth he's making in his knowledge of the industry.
By Emily Markham, Editor
L
ast time we checked in with
diagnostician Mario Rojas,
he gave us a closer look at
his Harbor Freight diagnostic
tool cart. It's been two years since then,
and Rojas has not only updated his diagnostic
cart but his whole tool storage setup.
BIGGER AND BETTER
Rojas' diagnostic cart is his go-to for everyday
work around the shop. It not only carries
his most used tools and equipment but
also allows him to multitask by checking
emails, looking up service information,
examining wiring diagrams, etc. When his
previous 43 " TV broke, Rojas took that as
an opportunity to upgrade to a 55 " TV.
Additionally, he added three AGM batteries
along with an inverter, and a TOPDON
maintainer/charger to keep the cart mobile
for at least 12 hours.
BUILD-A-HUTCH
Moving on to Rojas' 76 " Cornwell toolbox,
this is where he keeps many of his
hand tools, office supplies like paper and
Mario Rojas
Shop: Autobahn Performance
Location: Oakland Park, Florida
pens, and other lesser-used tools. Recently,
he's added two big cabinets to each end
of the toolbox giving him about another
6' of storage to his setup. Along with the
cabinets, Rojas placed two 12 " wide by 12'
long wooden planks across the cabinets to
create an " open hutch " .
" All of the Cornwell hutch options were
too short for me, " Rojas explains. " I'm 6'
tall and would've hit my head constantly. "
This DIY hutch option also enabled
Rojas to install whatever he liked on the
underside of the planks. Currently, he has
a bench light mounted along with a magnetically
mounted fan that he can move as
needed. The diagnostician also notes the
money he saved by going this route.
" Instead of shelling out $10,000 for a
whole setup, I went with this, " Rojas says.
50 PTEN AUGUST 2023 www.VehicleServicePros.com
" It's two regular office cabinets and then
the long pieces of wood. "
The additions give Rojas plenty of space
for all his tools and equipment, meaning
his " investments " are safe.
THE NEW FAVORITE
One of the newest additions to Rojas' workspace
- not to mention his favorite - is
his reworking station. He uses the rework
station for module repair, EEPROM work,
module cloning, and BDM programming.
The workstation has a hot air system, power
supply system, HEPA filtering system (to
counteract the fumes), and a microscope
with a camera mounted on it.
" I host a free quarterly training event, "
Rojas says. " Everyone and anyone is welcome
to give soldering and reworking a shot
and everyone watching can learn from it. "
He also records these events and shares
the repairs on his YouTube channel, Super
Mario Diagnostics.
Though the rework station is Rojas' favorite
part of his setup, overall what he really enjoys
is how his setup conveys how he's grown.
" It shows that I'm not becoming stagnant,
and that's the way everyone should
be, " Rojas notes. " Everyone should be trying
to improve in this industry. "
Want to see more photos of Rojas box?
Visit: VehicleServicePros.com/53067062
Want to show off YOUR Big-Time
Box? For more information, email
Editor@VehicleServicePros.com.
Photos courtesy of Mario Rojas
http://www.VehicleServicePros.com/53067062 http://www.VehicleServicePros.com

August 2023

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of August 2023

EDITOR'S NOTE
NEW PRODUCTS
INNOVATION AWARDS
DIAGNOSTIC TECH
TOOL BRIEFING
TOOL REVIEWS
CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT
BIG-TIME BOXES
August 2023 - 1
August 2023 - 2
August 2023 - 3
August 2023 - 4
August 2023 - 5
August 2023 - 6
August 2023 - 7
August 2023 - EDITOR'S NOTE
August 2023 - 9
August 2023 - NEW PRODUCTS
August 2023 - RSC1
August 2023 - RSC2
August 2023 - 11
August 2023 - 12
August 2023 - 13
August 2023 - 14
August 2023 - 15
August 2023 - 16
August 2023 - 17
August 2023 - INNOVATION AWARDS
August 2023 - 19
August 2023 - 20
August 2023 - 21
August 2023 - 22
August 2023 - 23
August 2023 - 24
August 2023 - 25
August 2023 - 26
August 2023 - 27
August 2023 - DIAGNOSTIC TECH
August 2023 - 29
August 2023 - 30
August 2023 - 31
August 2023 - 32
August 2023 - 33
August 2023 - 34
August 2023 - 35
August 2023 - 36
August 2023 - 37
August 2023 - TOOL BRIEFING
August 2023 - 39
August 2023 - 40
August 2023 - 41
August 2023 - TOOL REVIEWS
August 2023 - 43
August 2023 - 44
August 2023 - 45
August 2023 - CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT
August 2023 - 47
August 2023 - 48
August 2023 - 49
August 2023 - BIG-TIME BOXES
August 2023 - 51
August 2023 - 52
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/december-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/october-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/september-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/august-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/july-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/june-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/may-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/april-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/march-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/february-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/december-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/october-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/september-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/august-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/july-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/june_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/2022scantoolspecguide
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/may_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/april_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/march-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/february_2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/december-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/october_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/september_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/pten_0821
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/pten_0721
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/scantoolspecguide2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/pten_0621
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/lift_guide_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/may_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/professional_tool_and_equipment_news_april_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/pten_0321
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_February_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_December_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_October_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_September_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_August_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_July_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_and_Equipment_News_June_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_May_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_April_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_March_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_February_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_December_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_Octoberr_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_September_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_August_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_July_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_June_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_May_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/Professional_Tool_And_Equipment_News_April_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/PTEN_0319
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/professionaltoolandequipmentnews/PTEN_0219
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com