Autotechnician magazine has teamed up with GotBoost trainer Andy Crook to deliver online tests throughout 2018 to assess technical knowledge, process and diagnostic capabilities. The Autotech assessments have been created to help entrants identify any weak areas and address them in a confidential and fun format.
Once registered at www.autotechnician.co.uk/registration, users have access to multiple choice tests, covering vehicle systems, theory and diagnostic scenarios. Once completed, score sheets marked with the correct answers are instantly emailed back to the participant, along with supporting learning material.
The first two quizzes of 2018 are now live, with more to follow in the coming months. Andy Crook remarks: “Diagnostics should be about more than just reading codes, it should be about process and procedure. The first Autotech 2018 case study, where a spark ignition engine has a misfire code stored, is a good example of this.
“A vehicle has been presented with a P0300 fault code stored, it has been to another garage who has suggested that the coil, leads and plugs maybe the cause. The customer is asking you for a second opinion.
“Proving what is or isn’t the cause of the misfire, means using all the tools at the technician’s disposal, not just a code reader, to gather sufficient data to establish the cause and what needs to be done to ensure the fault has been rectified after the repair.”
A second diesel case study has just gone live.
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Organisers will be making a note of high scorers as the Top 5 will have the chance to win cash prizes later in the year.
Subsidised training offered at Autotech’s Big Day Out in June
The Autotech mission is to support technicians in their quest for knowledge and technicians can benefit from hands-on training within Reading College’s workshop on Saturday 30th June. The schedule will include two-hour training sessions from James Dillon of Technical Topics and Andy Crook of GotBoost, delivering their diagnostic expertise at what promises to be another enjoyable day out for independent technicians.
Early Bird tickets are available at £56.50+VAT if purchased before 16th April, remaining tickets will be offered at £69.50 thereafter.
Register for tickets by phone on 01634 816 165 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s autotech team
In addition to our Technical Partner Andy Crook, we have a great team of sponsors on-board for Autotech 2018, with ACtronics, Dayco and ZF [pro]Tech. Their expertise, business and repair advice is shared on www.autotechnician.co.uk and www.facebook.com/Autotechmagazine.