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Countdown to Autotech 2024 Workshop Takeover

By autotech-nath on May 13, 2024

Autotechnician’s team of trainers and top-notch technicians will get together at this year’s Workshop Takeover at the impressive Cleevely EV facility in Cheltenham on Saturday 15th June and we invite you to join us to tackle live faults together. Guests can expect various vehicles, both ICE and EVs, and receive ‘just- in-time’ learning to get to the root of the problem with minimum fuss.

The hands-on sessions with live faults within the workshop are guaranteed to get your diagnostic mojo flowing!

Numbers are kept to a minimum to ensure delegates receive an immersive experience and the chance to draw valuable insights and practical tips to take back to their workshop.

A limited amount of subsidised tickets are available to purchase at

Don’t miss out on what will be an enjoyable day with a great bunch of people who are all committed to improving their first-time fix rate.

Tickets to the event are priced just £119.00 and include parking, refreshments, and lunch. Guests are welcome to head out with the team the evening before.

EV Workstation – Matt Cleevely & Alistair Finch

A complete fault to fix on a Nissan Leaf. The delegates and trainers will discuss options and test plans, then set to work repairing the car, so there will be HV work, but non-qualified technicians can watch and learn.

EOBD 6 Workstation – Andy Crook

Where readiness means business… and diagnostics! We’re diving into Mode 6, are you ready for readiness? Have you mastered monitors? Buckle up for this rollercoaster ride through EOBD mode 6. Andy will put the ‘ready’ in ‘readiness’ and the ‘fun’ in ‘functional’ as he combines diagnostics and business during his session at Autotechnician’s Workshop Takeover.

Network faults Workstation – Gareth Davies

“My philosophy given I’m still at the coal face of workshop life is to present a real-life broken car that as a team we need to fix. The car has a number of presented faults, some more challenging than others. The faults are based around network and communication faults. I’ve chosen this area as it’s a real-world scenario we see a lot in our workshop. It covers all facets of what state cars usually arrive in and will provide the opportunity for delegates of all skill levels to get involved, brainstorm, pool ideas and thoughts on what the fault may be.

“We’ll work together to decide how we should approach testing and then perform those tests to provide results that (hopefully) fix the car so I can drive home in it again! We’ll have a suitable diagnostic tool and other test and measurement equipment to gets hands-on, there will also be an opportunity for Q&A throughout the ‘doing’ process to cover anything that arises while performing the task. I look forward to welcoming curious delegates, all willing volunteer technicians head on over to my task.”

Timings for the event

Kick off 09.30 9.40 – 11.25 20-minute break 11.45 – 1.30

1 hour lunch break

2.30 – 4.15 4.15

Workshop Bay 1

Workshop Bay 2

Workshop Bay 3 Raffle & close

A limited amount of subsidised tickets are available to purchase at



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