Training

  • ”Garage Gurus,” a nationwide technical education network established to help vehicle repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies, has arrived in the Los Angeles market. 
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ “Garage Gurus” will award $30,000 in scholarships to qualified full-time and part-time students who are studying to become professional automotive technicians.
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • 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.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • 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
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • 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.
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • 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.
    Pete Meier
  • 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.”
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • As shop owners and managers have become more aware of what they need to do to properly market their shop online, the need for information has shifted to properly measuring that marketing.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • 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. 
    Pete Meier
  • 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. 
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • 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.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • Why are we dropping R134a? What does this really mean for the shop owner and independent technician? What impact will it have on both the mechanical repair and collision repair aftermarket industries?
    Pete Meier
  • 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.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • 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."
    Pete Meier
  • CHICAGO — Bridging the gap between technicians and the information they  need just became a little smoother, with the push of REPXPERT from Schaeffler Group USA.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • CHICAGO — NGK Spark Plugs’ training initiatives take the training experts on the road throughout the year, including a stop this weekend at Automechanika Chicago.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • What kinds of training are you looking for at Automechanika Chicago?  Whether it’s management or technical, transmission or drivability or anything in between, there is a class for you. 
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • Companies who rebuild torque converters will tell you the hundreds of times their converters are unjustly blamed for a problem. Anything from a no move condition to TCC shudder or slip.
  • GM’s 4T80-E transmission primarily used in Cadillac vehicles along with the Aurora, Bonneville and Lucerne vehicles, develop left side axle seal leaks (figure 1).
  • 2010 and up Ford Vehicles equipped with the 6F35 transaxle may suddenly exhibit a concern of a harsh application in reverse and or a harsh up-shift into third gear.