Renowned REPXPERT Alistair Mason was out on the road recently, visiting a team of technicians at Colemans MOT and Tyre Centre in Derbyshire, to advise on LuK 2CT double clutch technology and repair.
During the visit, six technicians were given a masterclass by Alistair, who delivered a thorough overview of LuK double clutch technology, including operation, installation, diagnosis, repair and tooling. The team was then presented with a series of practical tasks before facing a final IMI accreditation assessment.
All six technicians passed the test with flying colours, and Colemans owner Matt Edwards said it was a case of “go with it or leave it”, as he aims to stay ahead of main dealer competition.
He said: “Modern cars are becoming increasingly difficult to both diagnose and repair, so if my team doesn’t possess the skills and knowledge to service the vehicles that come through our doors, then we are handing over business to our competitors that do.”
On Alistair, Matt added: “He was very knowledgeable, hands-on and had the ability to judge the pace and content required for the group. As a result, the information he was presenting was very easy to digest – 100% the right person.”
Meanwhile, another group of REPXPERT members recently gained IMI accreditation after taking part in a LuK 2CT double clutch course and assessment day at the Schaeffler Industrial HQ and training centre in Birmingham.
Alistair again led a group of 10 technicians though the intricacies of LuK 2CT removal and installation, with all delegates passing their assessments at the end of the training.
A&A Garage Owner, David Owen, was one of those that attended and said: “The course was excellent and definitely worth doing. With more vehicles coming through our doors with double clutches, it is crucial that myself and my team understand the technology and learn how to repair them.
“Alistair clearly knows his stuff, and I left with not just an IMI accreditation, but with other new skills that will help the business in the future.”
Not only were all the professional mechanics involved in the training rewarded with IMI accreditation and certification, but they can also now add double clutch repairs to their workshop menu, thus strengthening the offering to their customers.
Alistair added: “It was fantastic; it was great to see all the technicians getting involved and eager to strengthen their skillset. I would like to urge more technicians to get in touch if they want a member of the REPXPERT team to pay their workshop a visit, or just to learn more about Schaeffler products and the training courses we offer.”
REPXPERT members get instant access to new training dates, technical guides and Schaeffler product information, as well as being able to redeem points for purchasing Schaeffler products at the bonus shop. Anybody not signed up yet can do so free-of-charge at www.repxpert.co.uk