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By autotech-nath on June 7, 2021


Autotechnician will host its next Big Weekend event at Delphi Technologies’ training workshop in Warwick on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th November.

Unique content will be delivered each day by workshop owners, independent trainers and sponsors, providing insights into the latest technologies to enter the independent workshop – including Hybrid & EV and ADAS – as well as practical tips on diagnosing and repairing systems seen in the workshop every day. Speakers confirmed include Andy Crook, Matt Cleevely, Dave Massey and Peter Melville.

One and two-day tickets are available now at at a reduced rate thanks to sponsor subsidies – £79 for a one-day ticket and two-day tickets are priced £129. Numbers are strictly limited, so early booking is advised.

Social distancing measures will be in place and tickets will be fully refunded if the event is unable to run due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each day will begin at 9am and close at 4.30pm – one and two-day passes are available, with unique content being delivered by trainers each day.


Summary of topics covered:

Electric vehicle overview, typical faults & fixes: Peter Melville, founder of HEVRA (Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance)

How-to guide: Taking on Electric Vehicle repair & maintenance: Matt Cleevely, owner of Cleevely Motors and Cleevely Electric Vehicles

Scoping techniques and best practice: Andy Crook, GotBoost Training

Dealing with disgruntled customers and bad reviews: David Massey, ADS Automotive

Introduction to component remanufacturing: ACtronics

ADAS In Action: Understanding the technology and educating the customer: Phil Mitchell, Delphi Technologies. A look at real-life videos of ADAS on the road and the importance of correct calibration. How to explain ADAS to customers so that they understand and accept costs associated with calibration.

Diesel Emissions – Understand the problem – Know the solution: JLM Lubricants. Identifying the root cause of a problem is key to clearing the obvious symptoms. Modern diesel emissions controls are resulting in increasingly complex problems that demand expert knowledge to pinpoint the cause and then implement the correct solution. Including a professional additive regime can support the specialist technician in helping to keep their customers on the road and happy. Learn more from Darren Darling, The DPF Doctor and JLM Global Brand Ambassador.

Battery Technology: What technicians need to know today and in the future
• How modern vehicles are becoming increasingly electrified/packed full of comfort and safety features and rely on support from the battery.

• There are multiple battery technologies available, batteries can be fitted in various locations on board, and it can take well over an hour to change the battery.

• Plus, if a vehicle has a BMS (Battery Management System) it will need a diagnostic tool to programme the battery to the ECU.

• This makes battery replacements on cars of today challenging and it is a far more complex job than ever before.

• We can provide tools and insight into how technicians can overcome these challenges.

• Including information on EVs and Hybrid

ZF 8HP Transmission Technology: ZF’s session will cover transmission servicing and Hybrid/EV topics.



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