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 is a street-legal car?

  • Ohm’s Law & DC Circuits Trainer

    The CL-1919-05 Ohm’s Law & DC Circuits trainer is a self-contained educational learning system designed to assist instructors in teaching students basic electrical and electronic theory. It is designed to help teach Ohm’s Law basics as well as demonstrating common electrical system components and circuit operation. A student project manual provides circuit construction and learning assignments designed to help students learn. The trainer is protected with a removable metal cover. The case features a carrying handle and has internal storage for jumper test leads and power cord.

  • Speed & Positions Sensors Trainer

    The EM-200-25 Speed and Position Sensors trainer is used to demonstrate the operation, diagnosis and testing of common types of analog and digital speed and position sensors as they operate on a real vehicle all in one convenient place.
    The trainer provides a safe and effective method of demonstrating the operating principles of different types of speed and position sensors that are common on today’s cars and trucks normally used for wheel speed, engine speed and vehicle speed.
    All sensors are mounted on a common shaft which is driven by a variable speed electric motor to create different operating conditions. Comes with complete curriculum and courseware!

  • Electromagnetism Trainer

    The ConsuLab CL-1902 Electromagnetism trainer is designed for your students to physically demonstrate, test, measure, and experience electromagnetism using a “hands-on” approach to learning. Many aspects of a modern vehicle, whether a car, truck, combustion powered, hybrid or electrically driven, depend on some form of electromagnetism.

  • Automotive Lighting System Trainer

    The ConsuLab CL-1918 Automotive Lighting System Trainer has been developed to teach modern automotive lighting systems through student led learning exercises where students develop their understanding of the system through the physical wiring all circuits.

    The learning exercises are developed at two levels to allow both entry level and advanced level students to expand their skills.

    The product is used for teaching Ohm’s Law, basic circuits, advanced circuits, relay controlled, power side and ground side-controlled circuits, and there is an included fault box on each side with 12 real world faults that include open circuits, short circuits, high resistance circuits that will require voltage drop testing to verify, ground faulted circuits and more.

    Available in both single or double-sided form factors. Can be used in combination with the ConsuLab CAN BUS Trainer.

  • A/C System Trainer with Orifice Tube

    The Consulab EM-2000-OT Air Conditioning trainer is a complete A/C system with unique features designed to enhance the instruction of air conditioning physics. The trainer uses the orifice tube design of refrigerant flow control. The trainer uses common automotive components and can be used in both classroom and shop environments. The trainer utilizes a hermetically sealed and internally protected compressor. Operates on a 120V 15A 60Hz circuit.

  • A/C System Trainer with TXV Thermostatic Expansion Valve

    The Consulab EM-2000-TXV Air Conditioning trainer is a complete A/C system with unique features designed to enhance the instruction of air conditioning physics. The trainer uses the TXV (Thermal Expansion Valve) design of refrigerant flow control. The trainer uses common automotive components and can be used in both classroom and shop environments. The trainer utilizes a hermetically sealed and internally protected compressor. Operates on a 120V 15A 60Hz circuit.

  • A/C System Trainer with H Block – TXV

    The ConsuLab EM-2000-HB Air Conditioning trainer is a complete A/C system with unique features designed to enhance the instruction of air conditioning physics. The trainer uses the H-Block TXV design of refrigerant flow control. The trainer uses common automotive components and can be used in both classroom and shop environments. The trainer utilizes a hermetically sealed and internally protected compressor. Operates on 120V 15A 60Hz circuit.

  • A/C System Trainer with H-Block (R1234YF Refrigerant)

    The ConsuLab EM-2000-YF R1234yf Air Conditioning trainer is a complete A/C system with unique features designed to enhance the instruction of air conditioning physics. The trainer uses the H-Block TXV design with R1234yf flow control. The trainer uses common automotive components and can be used in both classroom and shop environments. The trainer utilizes a hermetically sealed and internally protected compressor. Operates on 120V 15A 60Hz circuit.

  • Planetary Gear Set Trainer

    The ConsuLab EM-1100 Planetary Gear Set Trainer is a simple planetary gear assembly that consists of 3 primary components: The ring gear (the outer most gear in black), 3 planet gears (green gears) that are housed by a carrier assembly (green circle) and a sun gear (the yellow gear in the center of the gear set). It allows the demonstration of the seven different gear ratios available with the planetary gear set.

  • Mobile Training Center

    Toolkit is proud to offer schools and training facilities a completely customizable and mobile solution for workforce training, STEM education, CTE skills development!

    For schools looking to bring their training and expertise into the community, or share resources between schools, or with physical space limitations that require larger bond and/or construction money, Toolkit’s Mobile Workforce Training Centers are a perfect and eye-catching solution!

    Customizable trailer sizes and physical features allows these mobile training buses and training centers to focus on multiple CTE pathways and courses.

  • CAN Bus Multiplex Trainer

    The ConsuLab MP-1918 is a CAN Bus Multiplex trainer that communicates in J-1939 protocol. Digital and analog inputs and outputs can be activated. Analog signals can be displayed using the J-1939 display. The trainer utilizes the “Moduponent®” design feature which allows unlimited expansion capabilities. This unit is equipped with an integrated electronic fault box containing 12 faults.

    The training aid includes a complete curriculum to make teaching CAN Bus as easy as possible.

    The CAN Bus training system can be single-sided (-1S), double-sided (-1D), or used in combination with the ConsuLab Automotive Lighting System trainer.