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Big Day Out heads to Chatham Dockyard May 11

By autotech-nic on February 28, 2019

Autotechnician gears up for its first training event at Chatham Dockyard in May and presents a new online Autotech assessment

Our diagnostic duo are busy mapping out a training event to shake up your fault-finding practices on Saturday 11th May with our first Big Day Out of 2019 at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent.

Join us on Saturday 11th May for a unique, audience-led training experience
Repair experts/workshop owners/trainer superstars James Dillon & Andy Crook will present a fault scenario, then it’s over to the audience to come up with the hypothesis and method of testing. This will then be carried out live on the vehicle to prove or refute the theory. The delegates will evaluate the data gathered and decide on the next steps in the process.

As and when the opportunity presents itself, the dynamic duo will explain the practices and theories behind the process and systems they use to tackle their diagnostic conundrums.

It will be a truly dynamic experience as the decision-making process is based on the evidence as it is gathered and presented, much like it is in the workshop. Each session aims to challenge your current thinking, procedures, and evidence-gathering methods.

Tickets are now available, at £86.80+VAT. Call 01634 816 165 to secure your place or email today!


Test your knowledge and analytical skills!

Our regular contributor and Autotech trainer Andy Crook of GotBoost has devised Autotech Test #7: LIN Bus. The online assessment consists of 15 questions designed not just to test your knowledge of LIN Bus systems, but your understanding of the information presented and your ability to analyse the data and waveforms provided in order to draw diagnostic conclusions.

Andy explains: “It will also challenge your depth of networking knowledge; including technical vocabulary, system design and operation.

“The scenario is based on a Ford S-MAX charging fault, a job that we have fixed here at GotBoost, so represents the real-world challenges technicians face when dealing with intelligent charging systems.”


What score will you get?
Autotech assessments have been created to help entrants identify any weak areas and address them in a confidential and fun format.

Once registered at, 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.

Autotech 2019 is sponsored by ACtronics, Delphi Technologies, febi bilstein, Flex Fuel & ZF [pro_tech].



About Autotechnician
Autotechnician is a magazine published nine times a year, delivering essential information to independent garage owners and technicians in the UK. Delivered both digitally and in print, autotechnician provides readers with technical, training, business advice, product and news, allowing our readers to keep up to date with information they need to run and work within a modern workshop.
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