Good afternoon everyone,
Do you know of any online courses or workshops that focus specifically on diag? Looking for ways to improve and make my diag skills more efficient....
Thanks in advance!
I don't know of any courses specifically on diagnostics but there are some youtube channels with some very good diagnostic content.
Go to youtube and search for "South Main Auto" "Scanner Danner" and "New Level Auto"
There are others but those 3 are a good start and then from there you'll find links to other good channels.
Check out trained by techs on Youtube as well. Very good information.
Paul Danner is an amazing trainer and has a youtube channel you can subscribe to, I would highly recommend his training to you. Also you can purchase training through AVI and Pete Meier motorage
Aviondemand.com, ScannerDanner Premium, MotorAge Training are a few paid sites that offer good content. Youtube some good stuff but lacks in comparison to a paid site. Also Aeswave has a lot of training books for sale.
I am a man who wears many hats. I am a working technician, business owner and automotive technical trainer. I own and operate a mobile diagnostics and programming company, in addition to training. 2 of the training companies I work for are Automotive Seminars and The Driveability Guys, both who specialize in almost exclusively in automotive diagnostics. My co trainers John Thorton and Scott Shotton are IMHO are fantastic trainers who bring real world experience and vast subject knowledge to the training classes.
Information can be found of their websites:
I personally teach a 2 part Essential Diagnostics class which focuses on developing a logical common sense approach to driveability and electronic problems, as well as, several others.
The Driveability Guys is also now offering Spanish language classes for some of their titles to better serve the automotive repair community
HTH and isn't be too self promotional ( not sure what the rules are RE self promotional stuff- Take post down Scott if I violated any by laws)
No harm here and just wanted to let you know that we fixed the links for you. Fyi, soon members will be able to edit their posts for instances like this.
Carquest has online courses with simulations that you can "Diagnose as well as replace parts" with if you shop AAP or Carquest via ctionline.com under what is currently called TACS. You will probably need to sign up through their Commercial Account Manager.
Thanks for the shout out Cliff!
FYI... You can access the CTI schedule for your area at ctionline.com at no cost. Accessing online or instructor led classes is easy. Contact your local CARQUEST or Advance Auto Parts Commercial Account Manager -or- …. We have a great administrative team who can point you in the right direction.
Bosch also has some good online training as well as a Virtual Garage.
Howard, If you are looking for some hands on, where you can talk about what you are doing, how you are doing it and why you are doing it, over the July 4th weekend, come to my house.
For the last 16 years, my wife and I have hosted what we call, the July 4th iATN campout. Here you can sit and chat about things like you are asking, then go up to the shop and play out your thoughts on a vehicle. This year, the campout will be a little light, although we will still have some great minds in attendance.
Not only do you get to learn some cool stuff, you also get to make some great friends.
Thanks for the invitation! Share the details. Send me an email here …