Federal-Mogul Invests in Tech Training with 'Garage Gurus'
March 30, 2015—Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced on Tuesday that "Garage Gurus," the company's new technical education platform, will debut in April with onsite, online and on-demand training and other support available to thousands of technicians, service writers and shop owners.
A division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a global manufacturer and supplier of original equipment and premium branded replacement parts.
Garage Gurus is a key element of the company's recently announced Tech First initiative aimed at strengthening the automotive service industry's support of the front-line professionals who repair and maintain a majority of today's passenger vehicles. The first four Garage Gurus regional training centers will open in April in the Bronx, N.Y.; St. Louis, Mo.; Skokie, Ill.; and Van Nuys, Calif. Up to 15 training centers with a combined reach of more than 67,000 vehicle repair locations are expected to be in operation by the end of the year. These facilities will be staffed by more than 100 "Gurus" certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
"Each year, millions of consumers turn to professional automotive service providers to help restore the safety and reliability of their vehicles," said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO of Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Garage Gurus is an important new investment in the future of these vital local businesses and in the thousands of technicians and other professionals who help keep motorists safe behind the wheel."
Each Garage Gurus training center will include multiple vehicle repair/training bays equipped with the latest diagnostic tools. Operating from these facilities will be Web-connected "Gurus-On-The-Go" product technology vans that will visit repair shops and technicians throughout each region.