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Essential Direct Injection Petrol Management – 3rd & 4th June 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Direct injection petrol has been commonplace for many years and brings with it some additional diagnostic challenges. Having attended this course you will have a thorough understanding of system components, their function, operation as well as an efficient and effective strategy for their diagnosis.

You will learn about demand and non-demand, controlled low pressure fuel supply systems, and discover the methods used to produce high rail pressure. We will take a look at the different pumps employed and the high pressure control strategies, as well as the different injectors used. You will have the opportunity to use a host of fuel system testing equipment, including supply pressure and flow as well as getting the chance to bench test injectors. And of course, it just wouldn’t be an Auto iQ course if the oscilloscope didn’t play its part by using multi-channel testing of the fuel system components. We will also look at how the inlet and exhaust systems may differ from a manifold injected vehicle as well as covering the different sensors and actuators found on direct injection vehicles.

System testing will be carried out with a mix of multi-make and manufacturer diagnostic equipment and information, and as with all the courses the focus is on practical learning, increasing your diagnostic confidence and you taking away skills you can use in your workshop the very next day.

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Next available course date 12th & 13th November 2019

Essential Air Conditioning & HVAC Diagnosis – 11th & 12th June 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

On this course you’ll learn the components within the air conditioning refrigerant circuit, their function within the system and service considerations for their correct operation. You’ll also gain knowledge on the fundamental components within the climate control system including the various sensors and actuators necessary for regulating cabin temperature. Now you have a fundamental understanding of the HVAC operation this is where the fun starts!

The main focus of this two day course is the practical diagnosis of the HVAC system. Specifically when you have the correct refrigerant charge and all should be operating correctly, but still have warm air coming from the vents. You’ll learn how to diagnose the refrigerant circuit by measuring pressures and temperatures within the system as well as assessing compressor performance including electronic compressor control.

As with all our training you’ll be using multi make and manufacturer specific diagnostic equipment along with oscilloscopes and AC related test tools. This course will give you the confidence to take on HVAC diagnosis and learn skills that you can put into practice the very next day.

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Creative Oscilloscope – 25th & 26th June 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

You will have discovered the awesome diagnostic possibilities that have become available to you having successfully completed our Essential Scope training. On this course, we’ll expand your knowledge with creative scope setups and techniques to enhance your diagnostic skills.

On this course, you will learn the benefits that come with manual scope setup and how to use filters, bandwidth limitation and sample rate manipulation to best effect. You’ll discover where to use advanced triggering, alarms and mask limit testing as well as the benefits that come with multi-channel testing and maths channels.

Add to that, custom probe setup and why you’ll need these as well as serial protocol decoding, and some must have accessories that’ll make your scope sing, and all in all you’ve got two days of scope heaven that’ll enable you to be more creative with your Pico and improve your diagnostic techniques.

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Essential Electrical Test Skills – 2nd & 3rd July 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

There are some things that a technician can get by without knowing but a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and how this applies to so many diagnostic repairs isn’t one of them! This course is a must for any technician that doesn’t truly understand auto electrical theory and would like to learn practical diagnostic skills that apply to any system with a wire on it!

You’ll learn the fundamental components of an electrical circuit, the types of circuits you’ll find on a vehicle, the measurements required for accurate diagnosis and the equipment needed to definitively test them. You’ll discover potential difference and how understanding this can be crucial to diagnosing sensor and actuator circuits as well as any power or ground faults.

This course will give you the underpinning electrical theory and skills required to move onto oscilloscope diagnosis and the knowledge to make the most of our other courses within the Auto IQ technician training program.

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Next available course date 4th & 5th July 2019

Essential Electrical Test Skills – 4th & 5th July 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

There are some things that a technician can get by without knowing but a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and how this applies to so many diagnostic repairs isn’t one of them! This course is a must for any technician that doesn’t truly understand auto electrical theory and would like to learn practical diagnostic skills that apply to any system with a wire on it!

You’ll learn the fundamental components of an electrical circuit, the types of circuits you’ll find on a vehicle, the measurements required for accurate diagnosis and the equipment needed to definitively test them. You’ll discover potential difference and how understanding this can be crucial to diagnosing sensor and actuator circuits as well as any power or ground faults.

This course will give you the underpinning electrical theory and skills required to move onto oscilloscope diagnosis and the knowledge to make the most of our other courses within the Auto IQ technician training program.

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Essential Start Stop & Energy Management Diagnosis – 9th & 10th July 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

What was once a starting and charging system has morphed into energy management and stop start systems. This change in technology requires technicians to gain additional knowledge and skills to ensure accurate and efficient diagnosis and that’s where we come in. On this course you’ll learn why stop / start and energy management systems have been adopted, the actuators, sensors and control units that make up these systems, along with operational strategy giving you the much needed system awareness to aid diagnosis.

You’ll discover the importance of using the correct battery, how battery health is monitored and the correct procedures for accurate diagnosis and replacement. You’ll learn about power management systems and how “smart charge” alternators differ, along with control strategies such as wake up and sleep protocols and electrical load reduction. Next up is the Start – Stop system and you’ll see how this is closely linked to power management and learn about its function, operation and key information for system evaluation.

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Essential Petrol Engine Management Diagnosis – 16th & 17th July 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Petrol Engine management faults are a daily occurrence for most independent repairers; on this two-day course you’ll learn the foundation knowledge required for the effective diagnosis of these systems and be able to put this into practice they very next day in your workshop.

You’ll gain a thorough fundamental knowledge of engine management operation, as well as sensor and actuator testing and the best route to effective diagnosis using multi-make and manufacturer diagnostic equipment combined with oscilloscope testing. You’ll also discover the secrets to testing fuel supply systems, as well as taking a look at ignition systems and how a fundamental understanding of oscilloscope diagnosis in this area is a great addition to your diagnostic skill set. We’ll cover emission control system principles and lambda diagnosis as well as an introduction to fuel trim analysis.

If you’re looking for a practical course that gives you a broad look at engine management covering all the important area’s using a mix of great equipment and information then you’ve come to the right place.

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Essential Diesel Engine Management Diagnosis – 25th & 26th July 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Diesel engine management faults make up a large part of the diagnostic repairs seen in many workshops. This two day course is designed to give you the must have foundation knowledge that applies to all diesel systems as well as a thorough introduction to common rail systems and how to diagnose them effectively.

You will learn diesel engine principles essential to diagnosis before being introduced to the various low-pressure supply systems, their operation and tests procedures. You will discover how different system manufacturers generate high pressure and the different control strategies for this, and most importantly how to test when faulty. You will learn about the different types of injectors used and how they can be assessed both on and off the vehicle. We will also take a look at sensors and actuators specific to diesel systems as well as emission control systems including EGR, DPF, SCR and turbo control.

If you are looking for a practical course that gives you a wide view of common rail diagnosis, using both generic and manufacturer specific diagnostic equipment with oscilloscope testing and off vehicle component testing then this is the course for you.

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Next available course date 24th & 25th September 2019

Vehicle Networks and Body Control Diagnosis – 10th & 11th September 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Vehicle networks and body control systems can present there fare share of diagnostic challenges. On this two day practically focused course you’ll learn the foundation knowledge required to understand the popular networks, why they’re required, how they’re implemented and most importantly how to diagnose them effectively.

You’ll be using multi make and manufacturer specific diagnostic equipment as well as oscilloscopes and meters learning how to diagnose CAN, LIN, MOST and other bus faults. Following networking, you’ll learn about body control systems and their associated actuators, sensors and control strategies, as well as how to diagnose some of the more common problems.

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Essential Diagnostic Skills Course – 12th & 13th September 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Accurate and efficient diagnosis is a requirement for commercial success, and this course ensures you have a thorough knowledge of what’s required to achieve that goal. Regardless of the vehicle fault there’s always a right, and not so right way to approach the problem at hand, and on this course you’ll learn all aspects that need to be considered when approaching a problem and the many options available so that it gets fixed first time.

You’ll learn why diagnostic repairs can take too long, don’t get fixed first time and how to stop this happening. You’ll discover the diagnostic tools and information that are essential to successful diagnosis and how they should be used to execute a diagnostic routine. You’ll also learn why “better” isn’t always fixed, cut out diagnostic comebacks and how to teach yourself in the process. All in all a great course to start or boost your diagnostic knowhow.

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Essential Oscilloscope Skills – 17th & 18th September 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Our introductory two day course will remove the mystery surrounding this amazing tool and show you how to put it to good use the very next day in your workshop. Everyone CAN use a scope and we’ll show you how to be more confident with yours.

You’ll be using a selection of scopes including Pico, Tektronix, Fluke, and Bosch to name a few. If you’d like to bring your own then that’s fine by us. In this very practical course you’ll learn the differences between the many different types of scope along with their pro’s and con’s. You’ll discover the different ways to connect to the circuit or component under test as well as how to display a waveform and interpret it’s meaning. You’ll be using the scope to test engine management systems including the many actuators and sensors and learn how to start to make diagnostic decisions based on the results. You’ll also scope vehicle network systems and increase your awareness on what both good and bad waveforms look like.

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Next available course date 17th & 18th December 2019

Essential Diesel Engine Management Diagnosis – 24th & 25th September 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Diesel engine management faults make up a large part of the diagnostic repairs seen in many workshops. This two day course is designed to give you the must have foundation knowledge that applies to all diesel systems as well as a thorough introduction to common rail systems and how to diagnose them effectively.

You will learn diesel engine principles essential to diagnosis before being introduced to the various low-pressure supply systems, their operation and tests procedures. You will discover how different system manufacturers generate high pressure and the different control strategies for this, and most importantly how to test when faulty. You will learn about the different types of injectors used and how they can be assessed both on and off the vehicle. We will also take a look at sensors and actuators specific to diesel systems as well as emission control systems including EGR, DPF, SCR and turbo control.

If you are looking for a practical course that gives you a wide view of common rail diagnosis, using both generic and manufacturer specific diagnostic equipment with oscilloscope testing and off vehicle component testing then this is the course for you.

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Business Foundations – 4th October 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Foundations is designed to let you dip your toe into developing what’s required to have a more successful business and to discover some instantly beneficial actions to increase productivity and maximise your daily sales. It’s a hard-hitting one day course with a single purpose: to jumpstart your garage and increase your income!

Thousands of garages across the U.K. are failing to reach their full potential. That’s because, although they have amazing technical knowledge, the business clout just isn’t there. It’s absolutely understandable. But, it doesn’t have to be the case.

In Foundations, we’ll be using the same robust techniques we use on our Accelerator programme to get your garage heading in the right direction.

You’ll learn these 10 key areas:

  • What business development is and how to get started
  • Why you need to design your success
  • How to analyse your current business position
  • Your most important KPIs to support financial reward
  • The essential business tools you need for success
  • How to maximise your labour sales
  • How to help your customers spend more with you
  • How to find the right customers
  • Digital marketing and why it’s essential
  • Website design and analysis fundamentals

It’s a great day of practical learning, which motivates you to put your best foot forward and give you the foundation knowledge required to start developing your garage. And ultimately, to boost revenue, save time and enjoy your business even more.

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Vehicle Electronics and Sensors – 8th & 9th October 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

If you are looking to progress on the path of creative diagnosis then our Automotive Electronics and Sensors course is for you. Having completed our Essential Series training you will have the necessary electrical, oscilloscope, and systems knowledge and want to extend that with more advanced test techniques.

We will extend your fundamental understanding of electrical theory by exploring circuits and automotive sensors at a circuit component level. The theoretical elements of the course are backed up by circuit building on the bench and applying your creations to a vehicle. The knowledge gained will give you a deeper understanding of how sensors create their waveforms enabling a technician to build circuits that emulate on vehicle signals. This “next level” knowledge enables a technician to unlock the creativity in their diagnostic routine with crucial processes such as bypass testing.

Course Overview

  • Review of fundamental electrical theory and sensor types.
  • Resistors, voltage dividers, wheatstone bridges and measurement circuits.
  • Creation of bypass circuits for analogue voltage simulation.
  • Passive electronic components, capacitors and inductors.
  • Semiconductor technology, diodes and transistors.
  • Creation of bypass circuits using passive and semiconductor components.
  • Creation of bypass circuits for digital signals.
  • Sensor simulators and their part in the diagnostic process.
  • An introduction to arbitrary waveform generation

* The course is aimed at technicians working through the Auto iQ technician development program having completed the Essential Series training path. If you’ve not yet completed the prerequisite courses in our program and would like to attend, then please call on 01604 328500.

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Essential Petrol Engine Management Diagnosis – 14th & 15th October 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Petrol Engine management faults are a daily occurrence for most independent repairers; on this two-day course you’ll learn the foundation knowledge required for the effective diagnosis of these systems and be able to put this into practice they very next day in your workshop.

You’ll gain a thorough fundamental knowledge of engine management operation, as well as sensor and actuator testing and the best route to effective diagnosis using multi-make and manufacturer diagnostic equipment combined with oscilloscope testing. You’ll also discover the secrets to testing fuel supply systems, as well as taking a look at ignition systems and how a fundamental understanding of oscilloscope diagnosis in this area is a great addition to your diagnostic skill set. We’ll cover emission control system principles and lambda diagnosis as well as an introduction to fuel trim analysis.

If you’re looking for a practical course that gives you a broad look at engine management covering all the important area’s using a mix of great equipment and information then you’ve come to the right place.

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Front of House Training – Building Your Customer Success Team – 9th & 10th November 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

This course has been developed for business owners, managers and their customer-facing team members. It is designed to enhance the relationship between the business and your client, whilst increasing profitability.

You will learn the importance of the front of house team to the success of the business, and how to create a customer for life and increase sales. You will learn tactics for effective communication over the telephone, face to face and digitally, whilst gaining the clients’ trust and turning enquiries into sales.

Learning how to measure and increase average customer value and which sales KPI’s to measure will increase your front of house success.

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Essential Direct Injection Petrol Management – 12th & 13th November 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Direct injection petrol has been commonplace for many years and brings with it some additional diagnostic challenges. Having attended this course you will have a thorough understanding of system components, their function, operation as well as an efficient and effective strategy for their diagnosis.

You will learn about demand and non-demand, controlled low pressure fuel supply systems, and discover the methods used to produce high rail pressure. We will take a look at the different pumps employed and the high pressure control strategies, as well as the different injectors used. You will have the opportunity to use a host of fuel system testing equipment, including supply pressure and flow as well as getting the chance to bench test injectors. And of course, it just wouldn’t be an Auto iQ course if the oscilloscope didn’t play its part by using multi-channel testing of the fuel system components. We will also look at how the inlet and exhaust systems may differ from a manifold injected vehicle as well as covering the different sensors and actuators found on direct injection vehicles.

System testing will be carried out with a mix of multi-make and manufacturer diagnostic equipment and information, and as with all the courses the focus is on practical learning, increasing your diagnostic confidence and you taking away skills you can use in your workshop the very next day.

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Four Gas Analysis – Emission Control Diagnosis –19th & 20th November 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Engine management and emission related problems are commonplace, and it’s important that technicians use all of their diagnostic weaponry to fix these problems efficiently first time. This course looks at the diagnostic options available and how using a mix of serial data, oscilloscopes and gas analysers can enhance your diagnostic success.

It’s broadly understood that a fault code naming a “lambda” problem can be many other issues than the sensor itself and on this course, you’ll discover what tests to do and when. Building on the knowledge from our Essential courses you’ll expand your understanding of fuel trim, the different types and how they can be used diagnostically. You’ll learn what good serial data looks like using generic scan tools, OBD and manufacturer diagnostic systems, plus the tests required, both serially and with a scope when it’s not so hot.

There is much to be gained from a thorough understanding of 4 gas analysis and you’ll discover why understanding the relationships between these gases can aid engine management and emission diagnosis enhancing your diagnostic process and first time fix rate.

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Essential Oscilloscope Skills – 17th & 18th December 2019 – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Our introductory two day course will remove the mystery surrounding this amazing tool and show you how to put it to good use the very next day in your workshop. Everyone CAN use a scope and we’ll show you how to be more confident with yours.

You’ll be using a selection of scopes including Pico, Tektronix, Fluke, and Bosch to name a few. If you’d like to bring your own then that’s fine by us. In this very practical course you’ll learn the differences between the many different types of scope along with their pro’s and con’s. You’ll discover the different ways to connect to the circuit or component under test as well as how to display a waveform and interpret it’s meaning. You’ll be using the scope to test engine management systems including the many actuators and sensors and learn how to start to make diagnostic decisions based on the results. You’ll also scope vehicle network systems and increase your awareness on what both good and bad waveforms look like.

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