Despite the pandemic, Tenneco’s Garage Gurus automotive technical education platform has reportedly attracted record numbers of aftermarket professionals from across the EMEA region.
More than 32,000 participants have completed Garage Gurus’ expanded curriculum of online and onsite courses since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.
Garage Gurus is a no-cost technical education and support program that has been designed for workshop professionals and other participants.
Marijn Staal, Senior Manager, Training and Technical Services at DRiV Motorparts, explained: “Garage Gurus is a preferred resource for thousands of automotive service professionals who want to enhance their diagnostic and repair capabilities. We have seen a dramatic increase in demand for all of our courses and learning formats, but especially the Garage Gurus Online platform due to its exceptional convenience and accessibility.”
The Garage Gurus Online curriculum now includes nearly 30 interactive training modules available in nine languages and tailored to a variety of skill levels. These free, 20 to 30 minute self-directed courses cover each of the following vehicle systems and topics: steering; wheel-end bearing; suspension; braking (four courses); ignition (three courses); filters (two courses); engine (five courses); and general automotive.
Garage Gurus also offers a variety of custom webinars covering braking, steering and suspension, shocks service, emission control, engine technology and other diagnostic and repair subjects. Webinar content can be tailored to the needs of any customer or sponsoring organization.
In addition to online content, Garage Gurus offers skilled technical support and instruction in a variety of other formats:
- Gurus On-the-Go: A fleet of technology-equipped vans available to visit workshops and distribution businesses to provide interactive demonstrations of the latest tools, parts solutions and other technologies
- Gurus On-Call: Technical specialists available by telephone or Skype to provide answers on product and diagnostic questions
- Gurus Onsite: As conditions permit, hands-on lessons hosted at the Garage Gurus training facility in the Netherlands as well as other regional hubs
Complementing this range of learning opportunities is the Garage Gurus YouTube channel, featuring more than 500 technical videos in 12 languages; and the Gurus Community, a forum of experts who share written tips and best practices on a range of vehicle service topics.