Automotive Technology

Explore Toolkit’s solutions for Automotive Technology Training Systems for modern automotive classrooms.

The ever-increasing quantity of technologies found in modern vehicles, combined with the ever-increasing complexity of electronic systems and state-of-the-art technologies such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Smart Sensors, Autonomous Driving systems, Interconnected Systems, Computerized Diagnostic and Scan Tools, Plug-In Electric Vehicle and Hybrid technologies, etc. creates an increased need for automotive training to be done with modern, state-of-the-art technologies and training systems.

Modern Automotive Training Labs should keep pace with modern automotive vehicles on the road.

Automotive service technicians and mechanics can be expected to:

  • Identify problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they work properly
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads, wheel bearings, and sensors
  • Perform repairs to manufacturer and customer specifications
  • Explain automotive problems and repairs to clients

Although service technicians work on traditional mechanical systems, such as engines, transmissions, and drivebelts, they also must be familiar with a growing number of electronic systems. Braking, transmission, and steering systems, for example, are controlled primarily by computers and electronic components.

Other integrated electronic systems, such as accident-avoidance sensors, are becoming common as well. In addition, a growing number of technicians are required to work on vehicles that use electricity or alternative fuels, such as ethanol.

Service technicians use many different tools, including computerized diagnostic tools and power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding torches, and jacks and hoists, in addition to common hand tools like wrenches, pliers, and sockets.

Whether for transportation and logistics classrooms, agriculture and mechanics or manufacturing classrooms, Toolkit has the Automotive Service Technology Training Systems and ASE Certification-aligned solutions to fit your area’s industry training needs.

Job Outlook: 69,000 new jobs per year

Average Pay: $46,890


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  • Switch Electric Vehicle Lab

    Our Switch Electric Vehicle Training System is designed to be built, tested, driven, and then disassembled class after class for real-world EV Training.  The Switch EV Lab is a turn-key, complete Electric Vehicle Training Program ready to implement at any school. The build-your-own electric vehicle system includes all necessary training items for learners to use every semester, year-after-year! Our Electric Vehicle training solution comes with all courseware you need to run a 17-week class, an 8-week after-school club, or a 2-week summer workshop. Did we mention it can be made a street-legal car?

  • Relay Lab Kits Pro

    This hands-on learning tool from Switch Labs is designed to teach the functions and wiring of relays, switches, and lights while preparing students to wire up the dash on a Switch EV Kit Car. Includes 5 – 100-foot spools of wire, ferrule connectors, instructions, schematic and testing procedure.

  • Textbook: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles – 2nd Edition

    Electric and hybrid vehicles are now the present, not the future. This straightforward and highly illustrated full color textbook is endorsed by the Institute of the Motor Industry and introduces the subject for further education and undergraduate students as well as technicians.

    A perfect complement to the Switch Electric Vehicle Kit, this textbook is considered a gold-standard for Electric Vehicle Training. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by Tom Denton covers the different types of electric vehicle, costs and emissions, and the charging infrastructure, before moving on to explain how hybrid and electric vehicles work.

  • Textbook: Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

    Thoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up. Students will learn all about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they’re being built.


    Students will learn all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies.

    A perfect complement to the Switch Electric Vehicle Kit, this textbook is considered a gold-standard for Electric Vehicle Training.