It symbolizes the three ways Federal-Mogul Motorparts is expanding its training initiatives, reaching technicians around the country with expanded training centers, mobile vans and revitalized online offerings. A Garage Gurus regional training center celebrated its grand opening Tuesday evening in the Chicago suburb of Skokie, Ill.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts is moving beyond the focus of parts and into the training realm, bringing hands-on, local training to technicians around the country. The first of its Garage Gurus training facilities is set to open in Skokie, Ill., the evening of April 14.
Ahead of the first location's grand opening, Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, spoke exclusively with Motor Age about
Danny “The Count” Koker, a self-taught technician and star of the hit reality TV series “Counting Cars,” will join hundreds of vehicle repair professionals and other VIPs during the grand openings of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ first three “Garage Gurus” regional training centers.
Sessions covering the art and science of electrical troubleshooting were a popular choice for attendees of Automechanika Chicago presents Motor Age Training Live. One such course was “Electrical Troubleshooting – Making the Complex Simple," offered twice.
Scott Brown, president of the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN), who at Automechanika Chicago gave technicians, owners and other shop employees through some computer know-how in his presentation, “Leveraging Your PC for the Automotive Service Professional.”
Tracking down the cause of a completely dead engine cylinder is relatively easy: either the ignition has failed, the cylinder is not getting the fuel it needs or there is a mechanical failure preventing the cylinder from compressing the air/fuel charge.
Vin Waterhouse, a nationally recognized management consultant who works often with NAPA AutoCare Centers, led a pair of his popular presentations with the Automechanika Chicago attendees on key benchmarks for shop owners and managers to take back to their shops and employ.
While many technicians, service writers, managers and owners received training throughout the weekend, Automechanika Chicago’s training side kicked off with a lesson for the trainers and educators themselves.
Business is going great and you have checked off nearly all of your goals in your current location, what’s next? For many shop owners attending Automechanika Chicago, the next step is opening another location.
Attendees of Automechanika Chicago’s Friday morning training session had almost two dozen great trainers to choose from. A lucky few made the wise decision to attend Donny Seyfer’s class, “Hot Heads – Advanced Cooling System Service and Repair."
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