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News   April 6, 2015   by CARS Magazine

OTC hosting a Technician Challenge at 2015 Automechanika Chicago event

OTC has announced it will host a Technician Challenge and highlight its latest products and technologies in tools, equipment, diagnostics and AC recovery at the 2015 Automechanika Chicago tradeshow and training event. otc

The show runs from April 24-26 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Booth #1338 will feature the newest innovations from OTC, in addition to hosting a Technician Challenge. The Challenge will pit technicians face-to-face with one of several vehicle problems they must diagnose and solve within 15 minutes.

Technicians with the fastest times will be eligible to win an OTC Encore, an OTC Ford master cam tool kit or a set of award-winning OTC tools. To participate in the challenge, technicians can pre-register at or visit booth #1338 at Automechanika Chicago.

Additionally, OTC will feature hands-on, high-tech training seminars designed to help busy professionals. The sessions are geared to help techs stay competitive using the latest tools and equipment to diagnose, service and repair both foreign and domestic vehicles. With vehicle technologies becoming increasingly advanced, high-tech training is more essential than ever for qualified technicians.

Drivability training seminars will include:

  • J 2534 Reprogramming – Duane Watson, field training specialist – Saturday, April 25 from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Session ID: SAAM25
  • Air and Fuel Systems Efficiency Testing with a Scan Tool – Steven Zack, field training specialist – Saturday, April 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. Session ID: SAPM24

Automechanika Chicago is the largest tradeshow and training event in the U.S. for the automotive aftermarket industry. The show is designed specifically for automotive service and collision repair shop owners, technicians, distributors and jobbers. Automechanika is focused on high-end technical and management training while showcasing the newest tools, equipment and products available in the marketplace today.

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