Garage Gurus™ Announces Expansion to the Commercial Vehicle Market
Federal-Mogul Motorparts to launch new technical training platform created specifically for heavy-duty repair technicians -- online, onsite, on-demand
Southfield, Mich., January 18, 2018…Garage Gurus™, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ first of its kind technical education platform for technicians and other front-line professionals in the North American auto care industry, today announced the launch of Garage Gurus HD, its new training program for heavy-duty technicians. Now available online at FMgaragegurus.com/HD, onsite, and on-the-go, techs can receive training on how to repair any medium-to-heavy-duty vehicle; keep up with the latest tools, maintenance and repair techniques in the industry; and speak directly to an HD technical service representative through a dedicated call center at 800-325-8886.
Garage Gurus HD will initially be available across three modules, including nine classes pertaining to foundation brakes, air disc brakes, and bearings and seals. Throughout 2018, Garage Gurus will launch additional training classes for FP Diesel®, ASE prep classes, preventive maintenance inspections, and more.
Current onsite offerings will occur at Garage Gurus locations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Each training location has been equipped with state-of-the-art heavy-duty equipment designed to simulate real-life training situations that will help HD technicians, shop owners, service writers, and other front-line professionals stay on the leading edge of heavy-duty truck technology. Garage Gurus is also launching two customized mobile training vans exclusively for its HD customers in these markets to bring training and demonstrations directly to shops and fleets.
“We recognize how important it is to address the skills gap throughout the commercial vehicle industry, along with the need to provide technicians access to quality heavy-duty training classes,” said Brent Berman, director of training and consumer experience, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We are excited to be able to offer this new platform across a wide variety of heavy-duty topics, and look forward to expanding the offerings during the year.”
Garage Gurus HD will officially launch at Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev., January 22-25 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Booth #405. One of the new HD mobile training vans featuring Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ portfolio of quality HD brands will be at the show.
Launched in 2015, Garage Gurus is a central element of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ “Tech First” initiative aimed at strengthening the automotive service industry’s connection to the front-line professionals who service thousands of vehicles each day. In addition to offering technical training and other assistance, the new network is designed to underscore the importance of using premium branded replacement parts engineered and manufactured to provide the quality, safety and performance consumers demand. Garage Gurus technical education centers are operational in 12 U.S. markets – Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; the Bronx, N.Y.; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Houston; Rancho Dominguez, Calif.; South Florida; St. Louis; Suburban Detroit; and Van Nuys, Calif.