SCHAEFFLER Automotive Aftermarket (UK) will be joining fellow Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association members and industry training specialist ADS to host Autoinform Live 2017.
To be held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton from November 25 to 26, the weekend event will provide technicians with crucial hands-on diagnostic training and seminars, with the aim of arming them with the latest repair techniques and alerting them to new technologies, equipment and products available in the automotive aftermarket.
This year’s Autoinform Live has been separated into three groups, designed to streamline and improve the experience for the event’s growing number of visitors.
Schaeffler’s team of Repxperts will be hosting IMI-approved dry double clutch system training courses throughout the weekend. These will begin with an introduction to the system and then identifying the opportunities available for independent workshops, before an installation demonstration of a Volkswagen (VAG) DSG clutch removal and replacement.
The Repxperts will then hold a forum to show and discuss the differences between VAG, Ford, Renault and Fiat systems. Schaeffler is urging visitors to sign up early and express interest in an IMI-certificated assessment during the event.
Additionally, Schaeffler’s latest technical innovations will be on display, such as the thermal management module, which uses sensor-controlled rotary slide valves to manage the temperature balance inside the vehicle’s drivetrain. This allows the engine and transmission to reach the optimum temperature quickly.
The team will also be on hand to help visitors join the 68,000 active users already signed up to Repxpert. Schaeffler’s online garage portal allows technicians to access invaluable technical solutions, such as an LuK clutch fitting guide video or an INA timing belt specification sheet, for free.
Technical services manager Malcolm Short said: ‘There are 21 training sessions this year with nearly two-thirds of those being new subjects, which makes it the best-value automotive training money can buy. Also, everybody who attended last year agreed that it was a huge success.’
He added: ‘Let’s not forget that the gala dinner evening at the Molineux Suite is where you have the opportunity to network with like-minded people who all recognise the importance of keeping up with the latest technology.’
A single day ticket will cost £99 + VAT, while a full weekend pass is available from £195 + VAT. More information regarding the training modules on offer can be found at http://www.oe-suppliers.org/autoinform-live-2017.html
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