Technician Training

Looking To Level up your skills?

Are you a technician in need of more specialized training? Independent Vehicle Service is here to help! We feel like knowledge is power and are willing to share what we have learned over the past 30 years. We offer automotive repair service classes to train technicians in a variety of areas. At IVS, we specialize in repairs on the following types of car — Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo — and we would like to pass our expertise on to you!

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NAPA Autotech Training 2022

Take your skills and career to the next level with these hands-on training classes we're offering. Classes will be on Fridays, starting February 18th.

Class dates:

  • February 18
  • April 1
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 14

Build a Skill Hands-on Classes:

  • A/C Diagnostics - 4.29.22
  • Brake Service and Repair - 2.18.22
  • Electrical Diagnostics - 4.1.22
  • Fuel Systems - 5.27.22
  • Intermittent Driveability Diagnostics - 8.26.22
  • Mechanical Engine Specialty Scope Diagnostics - 9.30.22
  • Scope and Sensor Testing - 10.14.22

Class Prices:

  • $299/class
  • $150/class for Napa Auto Cares
  • Buy All 7 Classes for $875. That's over $1200 in savings!

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Class Descriptions

A/C Diagnostics (Hands-on) Course No: 6912

In this one-day class, you will learn to quickly diagnose A/C problems using real working A/C systems to refine your diagnostic and service skills.

Recommended for all levels of Technicians

  • A/C operation and troubleshooting
  • Discover new methods for A/C leak testing
  • Review dye type leak testing
  • Utilize testing equipment to ensure proper fill
  • Practice refrigerant identification
  • Perform temperature drop testing
  • Comprehend new system procedures
  • Discuss A/C time-saving tool use

Brake Service and Repair (Hands-on) Course No: 7008

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals, theory of operation, components, diagnostics, and proper service procedures for today’s brake systems. The class includes both lectures and hands-on demonstrations.

Recommended for all levels of Technicians

  • Disc brakes
  • Drum brakes
  • Parking brake systems
  • Hydraulics

Electrical Diagnostics (Hands-on) Course No: 6913

This one-day class will teach you the steps required to quickly and accurately diagnose electrical problems using demo boards. We will introduce lab scope theory.

Recommended for all levels of Technicians

  • Voltage drop testing
  • Ammeter (AMPERAGE) testing
  • OHM meter (RESISTANCE/CONTINUITY) testing
  • Testing of computer sensor circuits
  • No start diagnostics

Fuel Systems (Hands-on) Course No: 7009

In this class, you will learn the steps required to quickly identify and effectively diagnose modern-day fuel systems.

Recommended for A and B level Technicians

  • Fuel pressure/ volume testing
  • Fuel trim diagnostics
  • Volumetric efficiency
  • Demystify fuel pump waveform analysis

Intermittent Drivability Diagnostics (Hands-on) Course No: 6914

In this class, you will learn the steps required to quickly diagnose intermittent faults by using mockups and real-world scenarios.

Recommended for A and B level Technicians

  • Fault categorization
  • Computer failure modes
  • Testing tips using scope record features
  • Critical thinking skills to determine root cause
  • Power probe tips and tricks
  • Fuel volume testing
  • Mode 6 and 9 tips

Mechanical Engine Specialty Scope Diagnostics (Hands-on) Course No: 6915

In this one-day class, you will learn the steps required to quickly and accurately diagnose mechanical engine problems using mockups, enabling diagnostic procedures to be performed quickly and accurately. This class may be held in a shop environment where you will be around running engines, so be sure to bring along appropriate safety gear (PPE – Personal Protection Equipment).

Recommended for A and B level Technicians

  • Electronic compression testing
  • Intake pressure transducer usage
  • Fuel pressure transducer usage
  • In-cylinder pressure diagnostics

Scope and Sensor Testing (Hands-on) Course No: 7010

In this class, you will learn how to utilize a lab scope to its potential while expanding your comfort level with various tests.

Recommended for A and B level Technicians

  • Perform ignition testing
  • Explore cam and crank signals and their relationship
  • Utilize high and low current probes with the scope
  • Introduce DC/AC coupling and signal filtration
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Dedicated to your Craft

We are dedicated to excellent customer service, and we want to make sure you are getting the most out of this learning opportunity. We will provide you with the latest in best practices and ways to surpass industry standards. Our instructors teach to help improve efficiency and overall knowledge. At Independent Vehicle Service we believe that improving standards for maintenance and repair, leads to success for our clients and the auto repair industry as a whole. Contact us today to schedule your training!

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Don't work for IVS? No problem!

Do you work for a competitor, but still would like to take advantage of this opportunity? No problem! Contact us today for your chance to broaden your knowledge and become an even better technician. We believe that sharing the most up to date trainings will help our industry achieve more together, and improve outcomes for our customers. Join us, and turbocharge your potential!

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