#aftermarket – The nationwide “Garage Gurus” technical training network for automotive repair professionals has expanded to Los Angeles County with the grand opening of a state-of-the-art training center in Rancho Dominguez. The new training center is the seventh of up to 15 Garage Gurus locations scheduled to open this year.
Established by global vehicle components manufacturer Federal-Mogul Motorparts to help repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies, the Garage Gurus facility will offer onsite, online and on-demand training and related support to professionals from among the region’s more than 15,500 vehicle repair businesses. The company opened its first Los Angeles-area Garage Gurus training center, in Van Nuys, in April.
A division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, Federal-Mogul Motorparts manufactures and supplies a broad portfolio of popular replacement products – including ANCO wiper blades, Champion spark plugs, Fel-Pro gaskets, Moog steering and suspension components, Sealed Power engine parts, and Wagner and Ferodo brake products – that are specified and installed in thousands of U.S. repair businesses each day.
“There is tremendous demand for high-quality technical training and product support that are both accessible and affordable for today’s front-line repair professionals. Garage Gurus is the first program of its kind nationwide to address this need,” said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We are confident that area professionals will rely on this facility to help advance their careers by mastering the diagnostic and repair requirements related to each new generation of vehicles.”
Accessing critical diagnostic and repair information and related skills-based training has long been a challenge for the nation’s nearly 220,000 automotive repair businesses. Garage Gurus answers this need through more than 100 onsite, online and on-demand courses taught by Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ 100-plus ASE-certified “Gurus.” Each course is offered in English and Spanish languages.
Area technicians, shop owners and others got a first-hand look at the modern diagnostic equipment and other resources available in the new training center, located at 2121 Paulhan Street in Rancho Dominguez. They also inspected two of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Web-connected “Gurus-On-The-Go” product technology vans, which travel among regional repair shops, providing technicians with problem-solving solutions, technical assistance and local training. The training network is already operating in Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Bronx, N.Y.; and Van Nuys.For more information regarding Garage Gurus, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com.