Rob Drinkwater AAE MIMI


Technical Training is an absolute must, with the motor trade moving forward at a pace unseen in the past 100 years, the only way to keep up is to keep training, standing still is not an option. Tech Know Garage Services provides training in three major ways. We offer our own training courses, held at sites across the UK. We provide trainers to other organisations across the UK and Europe to provide training for manufacturers and independent training organisations. And we supply training on a bespoke scale for independent garages and dealerships on site at your premises.
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My name is Rob Drinkwater, I own Tech Know Garage Services & Tech Know Training Services, I am a firm believer that the only way forward is through effective technical and commercial training. To this end I commit much of my time to teaching to the automotive trade. We are in challenging times, with the move towards electric vehicles, as well as huge changes in vehicle technologies that even much of the trade don't know is here.
It is too late to bury your head in the sand, you've got to get out there and learn, as I still do.

Training Provision:

We provide training through our online training programme, through our selected training partners, and through on-site training at your premises.
We also provide a technical authoring service for your training courses and for technical documentation.

Contact us for more information on any of our services. We're here to help. 

Why train?

Modern motor vehicles are the most complex single thing made by man, with more technologies included than anything else. We are expected to understand every facet of this complex machine.
How are you going to keep up without training?

Why Tech Know Garage Services?

With an amazing track record for training and keeping up with modern technologies, coupled with a friendly and logical approach to training, you can be sure our aim is to move you forward!

How do I go about getting on board?

Take a look through our training pages to see what suits your current knowledge level, then contact us and we’ll get you on board. If you’re not sure what you need, just give us a call.


Rob has been in and around the automotive trade since shortly after leaving college, having studied Computer Science, Electronics, Chemistry & Physics, as well as the usual Maths & English, Rob was originally heading into the computer industry. Although he had always worked on cars and motorcycles since around 11 years of age. He went to work in the computer industry and absolutely despised it, so left and ended up in the automotive industry. He has worked in various roles within the industry and has worked for some of the biggest names out there.

In 2007, he decided to go and do it all for himself and formed Tech Know Garage Services, his aim was to able to combine three facets of the automotive industry that interest him the most, firstly to be out there training others in the industry, secondly to remain hands on in the workshop to retain relevance whilst teaching and thirdly to deliver high quality repairs of garage equipment to garages across the country.

Rob always says 'Everyday is a school day', he firmly believes we should all aim to learn new knowledge every day, to do this he himself embarks on regular training and updates to ensure that his training delivery is as relevant to his trainees as it can possibly be. He also believes that trainees shouldn't be afraid to challenge the trainer and get the most out of their training session.

Rob is a member of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and is recognised as an Advanced Automotive Engineer as well as being a qualified IMI Master Technician. Rob is also an approved IMI Technical Trainer and Assessor.

To secure Rob's services as a commercial or technical trainer for your organisation, please contact us using the contact link at the top of this page.