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Final chance to secure your big weekend ticket

By autotech-nic on September 1, 2022

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September, Warwick

Join the autotechnician team and technicians from independent workshops for two days of unique content delivered by some of the best independent trainers and workshop owners in the industry. Network with garages from across the UK and have some fun at the same time at Delphi Technologies impressive training facility in Warwick.

Each day will provide insights into boosting your first-time fix rate, the latest technology to enter your workshop and practical tips to take back to your workshop plus, you will also have the opportunity to meet our speakers and sponsors during our networking lunch and win some raffle prizes!

Ticket prices are heavily subsidised by our sponsors and the day includes all refreshments and lunch.

A one-day ticket is only £79.00 plus VAT, a two-day pass is just £129.00 plus VAT

Grab your ticket now at

Watch this brief video of last year’s event

The diagnostic dream team line-up…

Friday 23rd September, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Andy Crook, GotBoost                                                                

Andy considers ‘Framing a Problem.’

  • How processes and systems can help the business and the technician prevent diagnostic headaches. Covering effective communication, setting yourself up for success and keeping effective records.

This is a must-attend session if you find yourself giving away diagnostic time, or simply cannot charge for all of the time you take to diagnose complex faults.

The Science of NVH – Charles Figgins, febi                                                   

What NVH is, component countermeasures and diagnosis

Pass thru & Security gateways, Luke Garratt Delphi Technologies

Gareth Davies, VAG specialist                                                                    

Live case study – 5V reference troubleshooting

This presentation will focus on the principle of a 5V reference circuit fault, how it can manifest in terms of DTC’s and symptoms/behaviours. It will cover both a dealer tool and aftermarket scan tools, show the differences in how the faults are represented and avenues to explore to get the information and data required to troubleshoot the fault accurately.

The presentation will involve a ‘broken’ car live in the workshop and will require audience participation as a team in choosing the route to diagnosis and tests required to confirm the fault and fix. He aims to give the audience a few pointers in what to look for, and some take aways in new skills and tips to use back at their workshops.

Demystifying EV repair – Matt Cleevely, Cleevely EV                               

Introducing the FrankenLeaf!

Matt Cleevely has created a bespoke rig containing all the high voltage elements of a Nissan Leaf present and he’ll discuss the problems he sees coming into the workshop, the kind of repairs and EV garage can expect over the next few years. Including a couple of quirky faults he has seen that appear difficult but they’re not, dispel some of the myths.

A one-day ticket is only £79.00 plus VAT, a two-day pass is just £129.00 plus VAT

Grab your ticket now at

Saturday 24th September, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Andy Crook, GotBoost                                                                                  

Andy’s presentation focusses on ‘Closing the Loop.’

Andy will provide practical advice on how to improve customer satisfaction, your first-time fix rate and how to improve your diagnostic capability.

  • He will use case studies to illustrate how simple changes can transform how you deal with your customers
  • How a TV detective can improve your first-time fix rate, and how to identify the gaps in your diagnostic capability

The session is aimed at technicians and business owners, and is based on Andy’s Business of Diagnostic course.

Andy Cook, Varta Batteries                                                                                                   

How to maximise profit from battery business

•             Do you know how to make the most from car battery replacements?

•             Why are there multiple battery technologies available, and aren’t they all just the same?

•             What to do when a car has an Intelligent Battery Sensor on board

•             What kind of battery tester do you need to accurately test hybrids and EVs?

A prize draw for £100 Amazon voucher will take place during the session.

Pete Melville, HEVRA                                                                                          

Pete will demonstrate the multi-stage diagnostic process on a Renault Zoe that’s had faults installed on it – taking us through some basic problems and onto the more complex.

Gareth Davies, VAG specialist                                                              

Live data and signals

Gareth’s presentation will use the same broken car from the day before but with a different fault imposed. It will look at interpretations of faults with and without DTC’s, recognising good and bad data, and how to manipulate live data via sensor simulation to prove a fault/fault-free diagnosis. It will look to recap the day before in a brief summary, and then follow on using again a variety of tools, including sensor simulators, multimeters and oscilloscopes.

DPF Doctor Network case study                                                          

A one-day ticket is only £79.00 plus VAT, a two-day pass is just £129.00 plus VAT

Grab your ticket now at



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