Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020, Page: 71-77
Strategies for Enhancing Roadside Motor Vehicle Mechanics on Basic Computer Skills for Effective Manipulation of Automotive Digital Diagnostic Tools in Nsukka Urban of Enugu State
Olaitan Olawale Opeyemi, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Ujevbe Oke Benjamin, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 22, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 15, 2020;       Published: Dec. 11, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmie.20200506.11      View  82      Downloads  37
Abstract
This study analyzed strategies for enhancing roadside motor vehicle mechanics on basic computer skills for effective manipulation of automotive digital diagnostic tools using a 4-point scale questionnaire, validated by three experts, on 30 master roadside motor vehicle mechanics and 20 apprentice roadside motor vehicle mechanics in Nsukka urban of Enugu state. The study was guided by three research questions. Descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. A reliability co-efficient of 0.95 was obtained using Cronbach alpha test. Mean and Standard Deviation were used to analyze data collected. Findings of the study revealed among others that roadside motor vehicle mechanics do not possess the needed computer skills for the effective manipulation of automotive digital diagnostic tools and this poses challenges to the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of modern vehicles. The current maintenance practice falls below international best practice required for effective manipulation of automotive digital diagnostic tools; as a result, roadside motor vehicle mechanics loss daily patronage from customers who use modern vehicles. The study recommended among others that stakeholders in collaboration with leaders of roadside motor vehicle mechanics should continually organize appropriate training and retraining programmes for up skilling of roadside motor vehicle mechanics in Nsukka urban of Enugu state.
Keywords
Roadside Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Basic Computer Skills, Sensors, Actuators, On-Board Diagnostic, Automotive Digital Diagnostic Tools
To cite this article
Olaitan Olawale Opeyemi, Ujevbe Oke Benjamin, Strategies for Enhancing Roadside Motor Vehicle Mechanics on Basic Computer Skills for Effective Manipulation of Automotive Digital Diagnostic Tools in Nsukka Urban of Enugu State, American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2020, pp. 71-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmie.20200506.11
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