Automotive Newsletter

May 2009

New Oscilloscope Kit!

Following on from the successful launch of the 4000 Series scope, we have now introduced the advanced kit.

The latest top-of-the-range kit includes all the accessories that we could fit in the box!

The PicoScope Oscilloscope Diagnostics Kits have a great reputation in the automotive industry, but we’ve just thought of a way to make them even better. You now have the choice of building your own collection of accessories, or buying everything you need in one kit. To help busy mechanics and technicians, our diagnostics experts have put together the new Advanced Kit, which contains everything in the previous kit plus a generous selection of the best diagnostic accessories.

The New Advanced Kit – full details

Launch of AUTOiNFORM

AUTOiNFORM is a bi-monthly online publication that offers the automotive aftermarket a fresh, exciting new platform using high-quality video and interactive page layouts.

AUTOiNFORM delivers focused, practical guidance on the key area of vehicle diagnostics, enabling workshops and technicians to download details of actual vehicle repairs. These include troubleshooting, diagnostic procedures and advice on what equipment to use.

AUTOiNFORM also offers news on the latest equipment, interviews with industry figures and experienced technicians, and technical tips from experts. This is presented in a high-quality online format and delivered directly to the inbox of automotive professionals.

New Case Study: You CAN Do It — Corsa No Start

This month we have an interesting case study for you, written by a real PicoScope user who has kindly offered to share his diagnostic knowledge.

You CAN Do It — Corsa No Start. The car had an original complaint of a sudden no-start condition after seemingly faultless running, and the previous diagnosis had condemned the engine ECU. For the full story…

Read “You CAN Do It — Corsa No Start” by Nick Hibberd

Training Courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn’t miss ourEngine Management Diagnostics course. This two-day course introduces the basic working principles of engine management systems, component testing and system diagnostics using oscilloscopes. The course is split between class-based theory sessions and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit, together with plenty of hands-on experience with our kit. The course runs several times a year around the UK, and we currently have the following dates available :

City of Bristol College, Bristol
2-3 June 2009

Accrington and Rossendale College, Accrington
6-7 July 2009

Brooklands College, Weybridge
2-3 September 2009

City College Birmingham, Birmingham
20-21 October 2009

City of Bristol College, Bristol
10-11 November 2009

These courses are popular, so book your course now!

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events

6-7 October 2009
SECC, Glasgow

13-18 October 2009
Equip Auto
Parc des expositions Paris-Nord, France

17-18 November 2009 
Sandown Park, Surrey

Employment Opportunities

Due to our continuing growth, we have vacancies for the following positions:

  • Development Engineer - Analogue Hardware
  • Development Engineer - Hardware

We look forward to hearing from you if you want to be part of a growing company at the leading edge of test equipment design.


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
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320 N Glenwood Blvd.
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