Schaeffler UK has added a range of LuK clutch step-by-step replacement guides to its REPXPERT online technical portal, as the original equipment manufacturer continues to focus on improving technicians’ knowledge and best practice techniques.
Schaeffler has a long-standing history of creating detailed, illustrated and easy-to-follow guides, created for popular automotive trade magazines. With a huge library of content to call on, Schaeffler is looking to provide an accessible archive of the most popular articles, which technicians can refer to as and when the relevant jobs enter the workshop.
Schaeffler Technical Manager and REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, said: “These articles have evolved in the same way as vehicle technology, products and best practice methods; therefore, it’s more important than ever that technicians have all the tools at their disposal, which is why we’ve made them permanently available.”
One of the latest articles to be uploaded, for example, is a clutch replacement on a 2014 Toyota Yaris 1.3, which had covered more than 80,000 miles. The customer reported that the clutch was ‘slipping’, prompting an investigation, diagnosis and, consequently, a clutch replacement.
Each step of the job is explained in detail by the REPXPERT who carried out the work, outlining the vehicle history, any special tools or equipment required, and an estimation of the time needed to carry out a professional repair.
These articles will be uploaded to the REPXPERT portal, which is now available in both desktop and app format, and Schaeffler will also be sending out regular e-newsletters with a link to the latest released features.
To receive the e-newsletter, technicians must first sign-up to REPXPERT. Membership is free and gives immediate access to invaluable information, such as the new LuK clutch replacement guides, as well as INA timing belt product specification sheets, videos and Schaeffler ‘service info’ technical bulletins.
Additional, value-added information is also only a click away, supplied in partnership with TecAlliance. Again free for Schaeffler-related products, this includes access to the TecDoc catalogue system, TecRMI installation guides, vehice manufacturer specifications, labour times and service schedules. Users can also use their REPXPERT bonus points to access information for non-Schaeffler related data, such as P-codes, diagnostics and steering geometries values.
In addition, members can stay up-to-speed with the latest news and updates from Schaeffler, such as the latest REPXPERT Academy Live dates and reviews, or they can redeem their loyalty coupons for bonus gifts in the popular bonus shop.