Prodiags for Mechanics
HOW DID I BENEFIT FROM PRODIAGS?
After getting my Automotive Mechanic degree, I thought I knew all that I needed to know about how to be a mechanic. Quickly I discovered that my education had given me a good basic knowledge, but I was nowhere near ready. Some of the things I came across at my job I had never heard of before, and some things had already changed in just a few years.
At the beginning of my career I did not receive any further training. It felt like I couldn’t keep up with the technological development, and at the same time the earlier shortcomings in my knowledge was an obstacle for my progression in the workshop. I experienced trouble with finding ways to improve my skill level. The training provided by my employer was not comprehensive enough for me.
One day I got the chance to attend a training where Prodiags was used as a part of the training being delivered. This gave me an opportunity for pre-learning. Before the actual training session I got the opportunity to study the basics of diesel exhaust gas technology.
I learned, for example, the function of different EGR structures, the catalytic converter, the particulate filter (DPF) and particulate filters that use additives (FAP). Through the pre-training I realised which components and functions are introduced to the vehicle with the NOx after treatment system (SCR).
After this I attended a training session that covered SCR systems. I felt I was able to absorb the information from the training better than before. I could ask the right questions regarding the subject, perhaps even some tough ones, to obtain even more information. I got more out of the training than ever before.
Since then I have used Prodiags Training Modules to improve my knowledge, especially when I find a new subject I’m interested in. For the time being, I’m brushing up my memory on electricity and my goal is to get technician level diagnostic troubleshooting tasks at work.