SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Dec. 29, 2015) — Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts' comprehensive technical education platform for automotive service professionals, will offer an expanded curriculum, additional training center locations and other program enhancements in 2016.
The network of training centers will expand to 12 locations in early 2016, with grand openings planned in the Boston, Detroit and Houston markets, Federal-Mogul said.
The first nine locations — in Atlanta; Baltimore; Bronx, N.Y.; Dallas/Fort Worth; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Skokie, Ill.; St. Louis; and Van Nuys and Rancho Dominguez, Calif. — already have services to provide training to hundreds of industry professionals.
In addition to the new training centers, Garage Gurus will introduce a variety of courses, including test preparation courses for the ASE A4 Automotive Steering and Suspension and A5 Brakes certification exams. Led by ASE-certified “Gurus,” each of the courses will review all topics included in the exam, test procedures, guidelines and sample questions.
Also new to the curriculum are the following four-hour evening workshops available through any Garage Gurus training center:
- Analyzing Today's Ignition Systems (IGN.303.1.WS);
- How to Use Your Lab Scope (IGN.305.1.WS);
- Understanding Fuel Trims (IGN.304.1.WS);
- Advanced Brake System Service Tips and Techniques (BRK.206.1.WS);
- ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Testing (BRK.207.1.WS);
- Diagnosing Modern Chassis Systems (SS.105.1.WS);
- Calibrating Steering Angle Sensors (SS.106.1.WS); and
- Fel-Pro Engine Misfire Diagnostics (ENG.404.1.WS).
“Garage Gurus on-site and on-demand training (is) now within easy reach of tens of thousands of technicians, service writers, repair shop owners and parts professionals,” said Brent Berman, director, training and consumer experience, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We are now scaling up our curriculum and introducing convenient evening courses to help maximize the positive impact of each of our state-of-the-art training centers.”
In addition to on-site training at each Garage Gurus center, Federal-Mogul is offering “lunch and learn” field training sessions and other technical education opportunities through dozens of “Gurus-On-The-Go” product technology vans. The company said it will continue to expand its fleet of vans throughout the U.S. and Canada in early 2016.
Finally, Federal-Mogul has introduced a “Garage Rewards” technician inventive program offering hats, t-shirts, hoodies and other gear to professionals who participate in Garage Gurus training and/or use the company's products.