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Autoinform Live Glasgow 14th & 15th April 2018

We are incredibly excited to announce that Autoinform Live will be coming to Glasgow this April! All weekend training information will be available soon so watch this space!
A weekend of Live hands-on diagnostics, we will be showcasing the latest products, technology and equipment available in the aftermarket. Autoinform Live will offer live Training sessions, seminars and on vehicle demonstrations. Improve your business, learn new techniques and network with the best garages across the UK and Ireland.

To register your interest for our Glasgow show please click here and you will receive the very latest event details & updates. 

What to do next….

There are a variety of ticket options listed below.

Once you have chosen a ticket type we ask that you look through the Group Menu’s

You will complete 4 seminars each day on Saturday & Sunday.

If you have chosen to complete a full weekend you will then be asked to select 1 menu only  to complete in full over the weekend- 8 seminars in total.

If you choose a single day ticket you will be asked to choose four topics only from one menu.

Please note that you can only choose one menu to complete over the weekend which must be selected on booking.

Please book all full weekend tickets through OESAA. If you choose a single day Ticket please call Annette in bookings on 01772 201597 or email annette@ads-global.co.uk

Weekend Ticket including Gala Meal- £195+vat

This ticket offers full access to all presentations, live diagnostic seminars across the weekend and evening Gala meal held on the Saturday (25th November) This includes a full 3 course meal,welcome drink, evening entertainment & coach transfers from selected hotels. (all lunches and refreshments at the weekend event)

Weekend Ticket without Gala Meal- £175+vat


This ticket offers full access to all presentations, live diagnostic seminars across the weekend but does not include the evening Gala meal on Saturday 25th November Also included are all lunches and refreshments at the weekend event.

Partner supplement for evening meal- £35+vat


This Ticket entitles any Partner to attend the evening gala meal on Saturday 25th November This includes a full 3 course meal with welcome drinks, evening entertainment and coach transfers from selected hotels**

Single day ticket (includes lunches)- £99+vat


This ticket offers full access to all presentations, live diagnostic seminars on either the Saturday or Sunday but does not include the evening Gala meal on Saturday 25th Nov Also included are all lunches and refreshments at the weekend event.

Group 1

1. NEW MOT LEGISLATION NEW 2018

Graeme Boyse discusses changes to the MOT system.

2. HIGH VOLTAGE SAFETY-UNDERSTANDING RESISTANCE

Ian Gaskel reviews the safety aspects within Hybrid and fully electric vehicles with a focus on the importance of correct connections and their security – together with bonding straps and why Ohms law is important. The session will also look at the training and qualifications required for working on High Voltage (HV) vehicle systems.

3. VEHICLE HEALTH CHECKS WITH PICOSCOPE

Ben Martins on PD testing, basic checks and using PicoScope in everyday diagnostics – ideal for new or novice PicoScope users.

4. “CLEAN = LEAN” – EFFICIENT ENGINE AND SYSTEMS CLEANING

Andy Cotton carries out diesel and petrol clean up demonstrations, including injection systems, air intakes, DPF and EGR – plus other fluid exchange services.

5. SUCCESSFUL FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT DIAGNOSIS, TECHNICAL ALIGNMENT ADJUSTMENT ADVICE AND SAFETY SYSTEM RESET NEW 2018

Paul Beaurain will deliver technical alignment knowledge, the step by step alignment measurement procedures required to meet motor manufacturers specifications for the make and model of vehicle that you are measuring (demonstration on a Subaru BRZ ), and eliminating customer comebacks.

6. OEM ENGINE OILS NEW 2018

Why are vehicle manufacturers so specific about engine oils? What is the difference between the specifications and what damage can they do if you get it wrong? Liqui Moly is an OE approved oil supplier that can answer all of these questions, and help you make the right choices.

7. DOUBLE CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY

Schaeffler REPXPERT Alistair Mason will present & demonstrate how double clutch technology works, and the differences between the most popular VAG, Ford, Renault & Fiat systems. Delegates wishing to take the LuK 2CT IMI assessment must attend this session before the assessment.

8. “HOW TO GET YOUR WEBSITE NUMBER 1 ON GOOGLE FOR FREE!” – A STEP-BY STEP GUIDE

Dave Massey presents an interactive “how-to” workshop which breaks the myths about SEO (search engine optimisation). Never pay for SEO or marketing again by learning exactly how to do it yourself! Discover how to promote and grow your business online through intelligent web design.

Group 2

1. DOUBLE CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY NEW 2018

Schaeffler REPXPERT Alistair Mason will present & demonstrate how double clutch technology works, and the differences between the most popular VAG, Ford, Renault & Fiat systems.

Delegates wishing to be IMI assessed and certified in LuK 2CT technology must attend this course before attending the assessment session.

2. “HOW TO GET YOUR WEBSITE NUMBER 1 ON GOOGLE FOR FREE!” – A STEP-BY STEP GUIDE

Dave Massey presents an interactive “how-to” workshop which breaks the myths about SEO (search engine optimisation). Never pay for SEO or marketing again by learning exactly how to do it yourself! Discover how to promote and grow your business online through intelligent web design.

3. VOLKSWAGEN DSG WET CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY NEW 2018

Mark Sheridan gives an overview of the ‘wet’ version of the VAG DSG transmission.

Includes a system overview as well as mechatronics diagnosis and clutch replacement.

4. HOW TO AVOID COMMON TIMING BELT & WHEEL BEARING FITTING ERRORS

Tim Adams will share his vast knowledge of common belt fitting and tensioning errors, including demonstrations to help you minimise future problems. He will also discuss the latest advances in wheel bearing technology – and give valuable safety critical fitting advice.

5. ROTATING ELECTRICS NEW 2018

Kayacan Aya and Mike Sadler tell you all you need to know about Start-Stop technology and advanced Hybrid componentry.

6. BECOME A “DIAGNOSTIC DETECTIVE” WITH PICOSCOPE

Systematic diagnostic process, how to spot misleading/ambiguous fault codes, revealing the truth with PicoScope – Ideal for developing or advanced PicoScope users.

7. WORKSHOP ADMINISTRATION SKILLS NEW 2018

David Corbitt helps you to get over the paperwork mountain in your business.

8. HOW STRONG IS YOUR BRAND

Industry commentator and workshop legend Andy Savva shares his vast experience on the profit generators within your business including loyalty, customer experience, skills, training, equipment and the parts you use which are all encompassed within your brand.

Group 3

1. HOW STRONG IS YOUR BRAND

Industry commentator and workshop legend Andy Savva shares his vast experience on the profit generators within your business including loyalty, customer experience, skills, training, equipment and the parts you use which are all encompassed within your brand.

2. DPF CLEANING NEW 2018

Darren Darling delivers an insight into the benefits of in-situ DPF cleaning, including lots of helpful hints & tips.

3. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICING

Wayne McCluskey demonstrates the removal of the transmission sump, electrical connectors and the mechatronic unit – all performed ‘in-frame’ as part of the oil service recommended for ZF transmissions. Also includes ZF’s philosophy regarding transmission oil changes and the need for specific oils for specific transmissions and valuable info on Mechatronic reprogramming, glycol contamination testing methods and diagnosis of common problems.

4. ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY NEW 2018

Electrical system overview including safety precautions, voltage regulation and the charge cycle.

5. MECHANICAL DIAGNOSTICS USING PICO’S NOISE & VIBRATION MODULE

Until recently, mechanical defect diagnosis has been a matter of judgement based on knowledge and experience. Pico’s NVH module ‘listens’ to noise and senses vibration via a 3D accelerometer and microphone – enabling you to visualise the problem with frequency and amplitude analysis.

Adding vehicle data provides accurate and speedy diagnosis. Frank Massey discusses and develops the theory before demonstrating a live on-vehicle ADS repair challenge.

6. NON-START ISSUES – TIPS & TRICKS NEW 2018

Phil Cockburn, ADS guest speaker, successful technician, garage owner and Autoinform veteran, presents his top tips and tricks for diagnosing and fixing non-start problems.

7. E-MOBILITY, THERMAL MANAGEMENT & I-ARC STABILIZATION

See the latest technical innovations from Schaeffler, such as the latest thermal management modules and intelligent vehicle stabilisation systems, plus a glimpse into future mobility:

What vehicles could be driving into your workshop tomorrow?

8. CAMERA AND RADAR BASED SYSTEMS & CALIBRATION

Martyn Shaw and Gavin Wheeler deliver a camera and radar systems calibration workshop featuring practical demonstration using Hella’s professional all-makes compatible aftermarket solution.

OPEN / NON-SCHEDULED

1. LuK IMI APPROVED DOUBLE CLUTCH ASSESSMENTS

Put what you have learned in the classroom into a test scenario and get IMI certification in LuK 2CT Dry Double Clutch removal and installation. Add a new revenue stream to your workshop!

2. AUTOWORK ONLINE

Autowork Online is intuitive and feature-rich cloud-based garage management software.

It can manage all daily workshop activities, creating invoices & maintaining accurate service records.

3. ADD TRANSMISSION REPAIRS TO YOUR WORKSHOP MENU

Ever thought about repairing gearboxes? Wouldn’t it be easier if there was an all-in-one repair solution available from a world leading OE supplier? Well, now Schaeffler makes that possible!

Industry legend Bob Carter shows how you can profit from the award winning LuK GearBOX.

Everything you need to carry out a professional transmission repair – in just one box!

4. REPXPERT – BY EXPERTS. FOR EXPERTS.

The online workshop portal from Schaeffler can help your business in many ways.

Not a member? Learn what it can do for you before signing up for free on the day.

5. PICHLER

Tools and system repair solutions from Pichler.

6. SYKES-PICKAVANT

Tools and system repair solutions from Sykes-Pickavant.

7. VIEWMECH

Allows you to compete with franchise dealers on a level playing field by sending personalised customer videos. VIEWMECH can help you to increase work conversions by 25%, as well as improve customer retention and achieve more referrals.

8. TECHMAN

The TechMan garage management system is the perfect solution to support your growing garage business and workshop with powerful yet simple-to-use tools for the everyday workings of your garage and advanced measurement and reporting facilities to ensure you have a close eye on exactly how well your business is performing from anywhere in the world.

9. OESAA – ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS AFTERMARKET ASSOCIATION

OE and ‘matching quality’ product comparisons that will hopefully make you stop and think about parts quality – and what you choose to fit for your customers.

When you arrive…..

When you arrive for registration you will sign in at the front desk and collect your personalised seminar plan with event guide.

Registration 8.30am until 9am (both days)

You will complete 2 seminars in the morning then break for lunch and then complete 2 seminars in the afternoon.

Each day will finish at 5pm.

We will also have natural breaks between all seminars where you will be able approach other companies at the show.

“Thanks to the team for an excellent weekend. David, yours, Alistair’s and Andy’s talks were truly inspirational. Looking forward to next year. The first year was excellent, and has got better every year. Thanks to Annette and the team for a first class event”

Nigel Yardley, Yardley's Garage

“Was a brilliant event. I’ll be back next year hopefully with more people”

Richard Stewart

“Great Weekend, excellent training. Thanks to everyone involved with this event. Will definitely be back next year.”

John Donnellan, Donnellan Auto Services

“Excellent, Informative weekend. I’ve come back to dismal Cornwall with a shopping list and an insight into how to improve our business. Thanks to everyone involved. Was one hell of an event.”

Dean Andrew, Your Content Goes Here

“In our opinion this was the best event so far. We were buzzing and chatting the whole way home – to London! Hats off to you guys for organising such a superb event. Very well done indeed and we cannot wait for next year already”

Andy Fowkes, Tony Fowkes Automobiles

Gallery from 2014/15/16