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UAN carries out first garage training module

United Aftermarket Network (UAN) has carried out its first training module, as part of its new automotive technician training programme, aimed at raising standards of independent garages.

The training programme is offered to garages through their nearest UAN distributor, who arranges the venue and time for the course.

UAN said: “The courses feature no bias towards any supplier or product, allowing for a more rounded and complete training for garages."

The first training module on introduction to vehicle electrics was hosted by UAN distributor Rapid Car Parts, with Eric Mitchell as the lecturer to an audience of six garage technicians.

With a mix of theory and practical work, technicians were introduced to the key principals of electricity and its usage in the modern motor vehicle. Other topics covered included looking at the various types of electrical circuits and components, voltage, current and resistance, electrical signals, electrical test equipment and test procedures, diagnostic methods, troubleshooting and, dealing with customer concerns.

UAN’s Automotive Technician Training comprises six modules covering all the major important issues for garages including: vehicle electrics, engine management, climate control and diagnostics.

All trainees receive full course material and notes and modules are approved and recognised by the IMI, CPD, ATA and QAA.

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