Member Discount for the ATG Technical training in March 2019

The Automotive Retailers Association is pleased to announce a discounted rate for members looking to attend ATG technical training this March. This is the first joint effort and if successful we hope to look for more opportunities to partner and further our joint commitments to improving industry.

ATG (Automotive Training Group) is dedicated to the automotive professional. This extends beyond simply training but supporting industry as a whole. To demonstrate this they have agreed to offer a discount to ARA members attending their upcoming Direct Injection & Air Induction Systems Diagnostics training class.

ATG training gives technicians an opportunity to increase their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and apply new repair techniques on domestic and popular import vehicles. These classes save you time and money because you will pinpoint faults more quickly and accurately. Watch customer satisfaction increase as your diagnostic and repair verification skills reduce vehicle downtime and repeat visits for the same fault.

The ARA encourages you to participate and when registering to be sure to advise ATG that you are a member of the ARA to obtain your discount rates.

Act fast to take advantage of the early bird discount.

  • Early bird ARA rate $189 ($209 less the $20 ARA discount)
  • After March 4th rate $219 ($249 less the $30 ARA discount)


March 18th – 19th 6-9:30pm Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey/Cloverdale – Sign up here

March 20th – 21st 6-10:00pm Atrium Inn Vancouver – Vancouver – Sign up here

About ATG

The Automotive Training Group is dedicated to the automotive professional. They offer highly technical courses, backed up with unmatched technical information and trainer experience. Their classes are designed around the balanced goal of presenting complex information and techniques in ways that everyone can understand, while still challenging the most experienced technicians.

Their training seminars include:

  • Top instructors with an average of 15+ years shop experience that know the problems technicians face!
  • A custom designed training manual
  • Comprehensive slide presentations
  • A practical application of the information and techniques, including demonstrations where appropriate

ATG Course Description

This all-new training seminar is the third in their 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 they 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.

Coverage includes:
• GDI high level pressure & performance tests
• Carbon deposit prevention
• Best valve carbon removal tools/techniques
• Excellent strategies for reducing possible causes
• Manufacturer-specific faults & tips
• Shortcuts for validating sensors & actuators
• A repeatable strategy for analyzing induction system functionality and creating a test plan for:

  • Traditional wastegate turbos
  • Combo wastegate/bypass turbos
  • Electronic throttle controls
  • Feedback & non-feedback variable intake
  • Integrated crankcase breathing

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. They’re in the ‘wasted test prevention’ business, and hope you can attend!