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Autotech – Flex your tech skills in 2022

Now in its sixth year, autotech has provided technicians with the means to assess their knowledge and diagnostic process using free, online assessments, and delivered technical information to address any shortfall within autotechnician magazine, online and digital media, at its live ‘Big Weekend’ training events and via its autotech online technical videos on YouTube.

An evolving bank of online assessments created by independent automotive trainers are available free of charge to technicians. Topics covered include: The Selective Catalytic Reduction system, Hybrid & EV technology, Testing electrical components,Oscilloscope use, Common sensors used in spark ignition engine management systems, LIN Bus, CAN Bus, as well as an ignition and diesel case study.

To access the existing bank of 14 tests, all you need to do is enter a few brief details about yourself at, we’ll verify your email address then you’re in! Simply log in if you have been previously registered.

The online test is completely confidential and you’ll receive your scores and correct answers to see the areas which you perhaps fell down on. Explanations of each answer are also provided. The online resource is refreshed regularly and will include questions for all levels of ability from those just entering the world of advanced repair to top techs.

Keep an eye out in the magazine and on social media for further incentives to take a quiz!

Can you crack the P0303 fault code?

Challenge your diagnostic process and system knowledge with our brand-new multiple choice autotech assessment available at The confidential assessment is presented as a case study, centring around the P0303 fault code. The questions are structured to reflect a real-life fault within the workshop and have been designed to examine your procedures, diagnostic tool use, in addition to your knowledge of gasoline direct injection systems and coil-on-plug ignition systems.

To access this new test, and a further 13, all you need to do is enter a few brief details about yourself at, we’ll verify your email address then you’re in! Or simply log in if you have been previously registered.

“ACtronics are pleased to be continuing our sponsorship with Autotech for 2022. As the market leaders in remanufacturing electronic automotive components, not only do we offer a first-class solution for garages, but we also support first class training and technical support for the automotive trade. It’s more important than ever for technicians to have access to world-class training and ACtronics are very happy to work alongside Autotech to provide this. It’s important that we all work together to futureproof garages ready for the changes ahead.”

“Blue Print and febi are thrilled to be sponsoring Autotech again in 2022. We understand the pressure on technicians to keep ahead of the ever-changing world of vehicle repairs and components. autotech allows us to share technical information directly with the best technicians in the industry, enabling them to stay one step ahead and continue to provide efficient professional repairs.”

“Delphi Technologies is delighted to have renewed its sponsorship of Autotech in 2022. As a pioneer of OE technology, we are in the perfect position to support technicians through the new challenges that they are facing. Whether it be the servicing of hybrid and electric vehicles or the calibration of ADAS components, Delphi Technologies offers the training, diagnostics, and technical support to guide technicians through the challenge.”

“Sponsoring Autotech is a perfect fit. JLM Lubricants’ products, including the pioneering DPF range and professional DPF cleaning toolkit, have been developed for the trade, are tested by the trade and supported with technical information and training via the JLM Academy plus the extensive suite of online training videos – created by mechanics working in a diagnostics’ driven environment. Contact Kalimex UK distributors of JLM products for anything JLM related, including technical questions and training.”

“VARTA Batteries are delighted to be sponsoring Autotech once again in 2022. VARTA the world’s largest automotive battery manufacturer works closely with nearly all vehicle manufacturers to supply their batteries as original equipment. The very same batteries are delivered into the aftermarket, so when replacing the original battery with a VARTA, you can be sure it’s a like-for-like quality. The team at VARTA will be on- hand at Autotech’s Big Weekend later this year to discuss the latest developments in battery technology.”

autotechnician will bring a group of technicians, workshop owners, trainers and aftermarket suppliers together again this September to share ideas, inspire and have some fun whilst learning about emerging technology and new opportunities. Content will also be devoted to the fundamentals that underpin success.
If you would like to know as soon as the dates are confirmed and one & two-day subsidised tickets are available, simply email
autotechnician has created seven technical videos with the help of Andy Crook, Darren Darling, HEVRA’s Pete Melville, Matt Cleevely and autotech sponsors. These include presentations on scoping techniques, EV thermal management, ADAS recalibration, preparing for EV business, battery testing, wheel bearing replacement and DPF issues.
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