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ATG Schedule of Classes for: APRIL 2018
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 3/26/2018


The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of April 2018. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night for both evenings, except where indicated below:



This Ford Engine Performance training manual and seminar covers the evolving failures of both new and legacy engine management systems. We provide in-the-trenches explanations of systems and failures, including case studies that show the latest tricks for finding root causes fast. This isn't just a summary of OEM information and training material, but was built by analyzing actual diagnostic struggles and documenting the shortest diagnostic paths.

*April 2nd & 3rd - Shreveport, LA



This class is about using wiring diagrams as part of a larger strategy to increase testing accuracy and decrease testing time (and even the number of tests performed). We're combining wiring information with codes, symptoms, system interactions, Scan Tool PIDs & controls, and other observations.

Yes, technicians who struggle with reading diagrams will gain important new skills. But for advanced technicians, each minute spent executing well on the bullet points above saves 10 minutes of testing time, so this seminar offers a quick payback for your investment. We are confident that this seminar is exactly what you need to make you more successful during circuit diagnosis, long before you even grab your DVOM.

Beginners will win big, but even experienced technicians know that every new trick makes them better.

*April 23rd & 24th - Charleston, SC



This all-new Scan Tool seminar was built using a completely different approach--to show the best PIDs, controls and other Scan Tool functions to use for each diagnosis. We have re-invented Scan Tool training because button-pushing and menu navigation does not make you more successful. Rather, success comes when you know your Scan Tool so well that you can set the flowchart aside and 'make up' your own diagnostic path. Not only is this path more accurate--it's quite a bit shorter than the flowchart.

*April 16th & 17th - Albany, NY



Diesel engines are very simple--just compress some air and fuel and you get combustion. However, with the advent of common rail fuel pressurization and delivery systems, diagnosis and repair became a complicated and time-consuming game. Add variable vane turbochargers, feedback EGR systems, and exhaust after treatment systems like Diesel Particulate Filters, Selective Catalyst Reduction, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid injection, and it's hard to know where to start.

Other published Duramax repair information is inconsistent, and many of the flow charts run you in circles performing tests that would actually take days to complete. In contrast, our approach looks for high-level indicators to make a better possible-cause list and then offers multiple simple tests to trim that list as quickly as possible without taking too much apart.

Duramax coverage includes special tools, workarounds, unused Scan Tool functions, and other great shortcuts for ruling out time-consuming tests. From a simple high-level pass to system-specific tips, this seminar covers the entire diagnostic process. We have included dozens of real world examples to prove that these strategies will find the root cause of your code or symptom in the shortest amount of time.

*April 30th & May 1st - Abilene, TX



This all-new training seminar is the third in our popular Import series. Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) is simple in design but difficult to diagnose because the traditional shortcuts of swapping out parts and disassembling for inspection are not practical. This is why we have adapted ATG's 'High Level Indicator' approach for ruling out possible causes before parts come off. The same approach applies to induction system diagnostics where repair information is vague, component access is difficult, and feedback loops are not always available. For all systems covered, the approach is first universal, and becomes manufacturer-specific only after the possible cause and tool/test lists have been completed and trimmed down. This seminar and manual were built by analyzing actual diagnostic struggles and documenting the shortest diagnostic paths for these systems. Because of this practical approach, you won't be buried in useless engineering detail -- only useful facts that you can measure and that will help guide your diagnostic path. This seminar continues the ATG tradition of saving you diagnostic time.

We're in the 'wasted test prevention' business, and we hope you can attend!

*April 25th & 26th - Bangor, ME

*April 25th & 26th - Savannah, GA

*April 25th & 26th - Las Vegas, NV



This all-new General Motors training seminar is the latest installment in our Domestic Engine Performance series, with topics arranged to maximize diagnostic efficiency by starting every discussion with 'High Level Indicators'.

You can follow a 4-hour flowchart and fix 80% of the codes and drivability complaints, or you can practice the high level approach to narrow down possible cause lists and sort through what's left in a fraction of the time. Every year General Motors engine management systems become more complex while available system information and diagnostic instructions become more generalized.

This seminar and manual were researched in the shop, and not from published repair information. Using this method, we've developed repeatable GM diagnostics based on actual failure patterns and proven best practices.

*April 2nd & 3rd - Concord, CA

*April 2nd & 3rd - Bensalem / Warminster, PA

*April 2nd & 3rd - Albuquerque, NM

*April 4th & 5th - Hayward, CA

*April 4th & 5th - Dedham / Norwood, MA

*April 4th & 5th - Little Rock, AR

*April 4th & 5th - Wayne / Exton, PA

*April 4th & 5th - El Paso, TX

*April 9th & 10th - Tucson, AZ

*April 9th & 10th - Falls Church, VA

*April 11th & 12th - Phoenix / Tempe, AZ

*April 11th & 12th - Middleton / Hathorne, MA

*April 11th & 12th - Virginia Beach / Norfolk, VA

*April 16th & 17th - Richmond, VA

*April 16th & 17th - Fort Collins, CO

*April 18th & 19th - Raleigh, NC

*April 18th & 19th - Norwalk, CT

*April 18th & 19th - Denver, CO

*April 23rd & 24th - Monrovia / Arcadia, CA

*April 23rd & 24th - Lexington, KY * Time: 6 pm to 9:30 pm each evening *

*April 25th & 26th - Irvine / Santa Ana, CA

*April 25th & 26th - Louisville, KY


For more information or to sign up please contact:

Sandra Juarez: (800) 233-3182 ext. 119

E-mail: [...]

Purchase now to reserve your seat 2 weeks before the seminar date to get the early bird pricing of $209 after which the regular price is $249.

Price includes the seat, training manual and certificate. Discounts available for multiple seat purchases.

Sandra Juarez
The Automotive Training Group
San Diego, California, USA