Automotive repair professionals from across Greater Baltimore attended today’s grand opening of the state-of-the-art “Garage Gurus™” regional training center in Linthicum Heights, which will offer onsite, online and on-demand technical training and related support to the region’s more than 2,000 vehicle repair businesses. Garage Gurus is a nationwide technical education network established by Federal-Mogul Motorparts to help vehicle repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies.
A division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a global manufacturer and supplier of original equipment and premium branded replacement components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and other applications. The company’s products – which include ANCO® wiper blades, Champion® spark plugs, Fel-Pro® gaskets, MOOG® steering and suspension components, Sealed Power® engine parts, and Wagner® and Ferodo® brake products – are specified and installed in thousands of U.S. repair businesses each day.
“Garage Gurus is part of our commitment to supporting the talented front-line automotive repair professionals who help keep millions of consumers safe behind the wheel each day,” said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “With the rapid evolution of vehicle technologies, it is vital for repair professionals to keep pace with the latest diagnostic and repair requirements. Garage Gurus is available to help them hone their skills on an ongoing basis throughout their careers.”
Accessing critical diagnostic and repair information and related skills-based training has long been a challenge for the nation’s nearly 220,000 automotive repair businesses. Garage Gurus answers this need through more than 100 onsite, online and on-demand courses taught by Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ 100-plus ASE-certified “Gurus.” Each course is offered in English and Spanish languages.
Area technicians, shop owners and others got a first-hand look at the modern diagnostic equipment and other resources available in the new training center, located at 717 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum Heights. They also inspected two of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Web-connected “Gurus-On-The-Go” product technology vans, which travel among regional repair shops providing technicians with problem-solving solutions, technical assistance and local training.
The Greater Baltimore training center is the fifth of up to 15 Garage Gurus locations scheduled to open this year. The training network is already operating in Atlanta; Chicago; Van Nuys, Calif.; and the Bronx, N.Y. Training centers in Dallas/Fort Worth and Rancho Dominguez, Calif., will open later this week.
For more information regarding Garage Gurus, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com.
About Garage Gurus
Garage Gurus is a major new “Tech First” initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, providing the most comprehensive platform of technical training and support in the vehicle service industry. We believe that trained and informed techs are the heart of the rapidly changing repair market. Onsite, online and on-demand, Garage Gurus is committed to arming techs with the latest tools and information so they can keep pace with emerging technologies. To learn more, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.