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‘Garage Guru’ Automotive Training Center Opens In Atlanta Area

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Garage-Gurus-Logo-300x166Automotive repair professionals from across the Atlanta area attended the grand opening of a state-of-the-art “Garage Guru” regional training center in Norcross. Garage Gurus is a nationwide technical education network established by global vehicle components supplier Federal-Mogul Motorparts to help automotive technicians, shop owners, service writers and other front-line industry professionals keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. The new training center, which will provide onsite, online and on-demand training and related support to the nearly 5,400 Greater Atlanta repair businesses, is the fourth of approximately 15 locations scheduled to open this year across the U.S.

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A division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., Federal-Mogul Motorparts manufactures a broad portfolio of popular automotive 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 North American repair businesses each day.

“Garage Gurus brings much-needed focus to the talented, hardworking professionals who help keep millions of consumers safe and secure behind the wheel,” said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “The demand for vehicle service has never been greater, with more than 200 passenger cars per U.S. repair bay. I believe it is our responsibility as a leading manufacturer to provide the technical support and other assistance these businesses need to keep pace with each new wave of vehicle technology.”

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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.

Automotive repair professionals toured the region’s Garage Gurus training center for a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment and other resources that will be used in each training course. 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. In addition to the new training center in Norcross, Federal-Mogul Motorparts operates Garage Gurus facilities in Greater Chicago (Skokie, Illinois); Van Nuys, California; and the Bronx, New York. Three additional Garage Gurus locations – in Baltimore; Dallas/Fort Worth; and Rancho Dominguez, California – will open later this week.

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