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The AOM012 Accreditation at Pro-Tech MOT & Automotive Academy is intended for technicians and industry professionals who require the knowledge of alignment data and systems.


This Accreditation consists of 1 day at Pro-Tech Academy. Candidates are then required to sit an online theory assessment and carry out a practical skills assessment to complete the course.


This will include ensuring that the vehicle is initially set up to the correct specifications and then using industry recognised wheel alignment equipment, Snap-On V2280 to record the readings obtained from the vehicle and compare them against the vehicle manufacturer data. The candidate will be required to adjust the vehicle’s wheel alignment to the vehicle manufacturer specification.

The candidate should be working in the Automotive industry and have at least three years’ experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to replace various components, including returning vehicle systems to manufacturer specification and diagnosing system faults.

This accreditation (IMI Certified AOM012) is designed to give the technician an in-depth knowledge of wheel alignment theory, interpretation of data, use of alignment equipment and adjustment.


On completion of the course, the candidate will be able to:

  • Describe principles of camber, caster, toe, thrust angle and the related effects these angles have on tyre wear and vehicle handling.

  • Describe principles of steering axis inclination (SAI) / included angle, turning angle and maximum steer angle.

  • Give a detailed diagnosis of potential alignment related problems from equipment visuals and printouts.

  • Understand the effects of incorrect adjustment.

  • Measure and record alignment values for all wheels to determine the alignment adjustments required.

  • Carry out adjustments to return the vehicle to the correct specification.

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