SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Federal-Mogul LLC 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, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO®wipers; Beck/Arnley® premium OE quality parts and fluids; BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, National®, Nüral®, Payen®, Sealed Power® and Speed-Pro® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Abex®, Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.
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 53,000 in 24 countries. For more information, please visit www.FMmotorparts.com.
*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH
Karen Shulhan (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) – 248.354.4383
Drew Shippy (Pinnacle Media) – 330.688.3500
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