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News   September 9, 2019   by Allan Janssen

Lindertech to feature training for the whole shop

Scot Manna at last year’s Lindertech event

Cochrane Automotive in Toronto has lined up four days of shop owner, service advisor, and technician training for the annual Lindertech fall training event.

It will be held Oct. 2-5 – the first three days at John and Leah Cochranes shop in the west end of Toronto, and the final day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mississauga.

Oct. 2

Business consultant Rick White opens this year’s event with a full day session for Service Advisors.

This “A-Z Master Class” discusses how service adviser can be as effective as they can be at building sales and customer loyalty.

Designed to encourage interactive content and lively conversation, this class goes beyond selling on the front counter by deep diving into the few things that make a huge difference in their performance and your sales.

Oct. 3

John Shewbridge, a trainer for Hunter Engineering will discuss Modern Alignment Techniques, covering recent changes in mechanical repair, how safety systems affect repair, ADAS and its ramifications to repairs, and what technology is available to aftermarket and collision shops to address these new technologies.

Niel Speetjens, technical training manager for ZF Group will discuss Modern Chassis Technologies, covering the foundations of chassis dynamics, specifically different chassis angles, and their impact on different settings.

Oct. 4

Scot Manna will cover BMW Valvetrain Systems and Driveability Diagnostics in an eight-hour class. The morning session will be devoted to covering the design, operation, and testing of both Valvetronic variable valve lift systems and VANOS cam timing control systems. The afternoon will be devoted to using crankcase pressure measuring in testing.

Oct. 5

John Thornton will cover Push Button Ignition diagnostics, showing a proven routine for handling the common complaint of “I press the button and nothing happens.”

John Thornton

To register, contact Leah Cochrane at 416-236-1763 or email:

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