EURO Car Parts has unveiled its Euro Academy designed specifically to support the independent garage.
Boasting IMI-certified training, the unique and innovative technical resource is a membership-based initiative and encompasses a technical phone helpline plus an online diagnostics database that includes a reference library of previous faults.
The database grows every day, with more than 2,500 repair details added weekly.
Supported by training specialist Grup Eina, the Euro Academy covers all areas of vehicle maintenance, including electrical, electronic, mechanical and diagnostic fault-finding. For master technician, courses take place at one of ECP’s IMI-approved training centres, which boast more than 30 cars fitted with electronic fault simulators and all able to replicate real-life vehicle issues.
The ground-breaking Euro Academy programme covers three levels of membership. Level one offers unlimited use of helpline time, as well as access to Euro vehicle troubleshooting and online assessments for technicians. Level two adds to that with a two-day training course, while level three offers three two-day training courses every year.
The first 200 garages to sign up for the initiative will receive a weekend package to attend Autoinform Live, including hotel accommodation and dinner with the Euro Car Parts team, to be held over the weekend of November 19 and 20.
Martin Gray, UK chief executive at ECP, which supplies parts for cars and LCVs, said: ‘We’re delighted to further build on our commitment to the independent garage by unveiling our new training initiative. Technology continues to evolve at pace, with vehicles that are now more fuel-efficient, computationally complex and diverse than ever before. With alternatively fuelled vehicles and connected technology all making their way into the garage, it is important that the industry is in a position to respond.
‘Euro Car Parts is passionate about the UK’s independent garage network, and by investing in programmes such as the Euro Academy, we want to make sure our trade customers are well placed to further build on their far-reaching levels of quality and service. Working in partnership with our members, we will continue to invest in and develop the Euro Academy to ensure that the independent garage sector is robustly positioned for the transport infrastructure of the future.’
Annual membership is available via the ECP branch network across the UK and paid for in monthly instalments.
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