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Schaeffler delivers double clutch masterclass to UK garage

Repxpert, Alistair Mason began 2019 by taking to the road, visiting a number of UK workshops to deliver training on LuK dry double clutch systems – one of whom received free training for the first time in 35 years.

Mark Hudson, who runs Jon-Son Motors alongside his 19-year-old son, Joshua, received a masterclass by Alistair, who delivered a thorough overview of LuK dry double clutch technology – operation, installation, diagnosis, tooling and replacement, using the LuK 2CT repair solution – before challenging the pair in a final IMI accreditation assessment.

Hudson, who established the business in 1983, revealed his delight at being approached by Schaeffler and taking the opportunity to welcome Alistair through his doors: “This is massive for us! Generally speaking, if we want training then we have to shut down and pay for the training course, so this was a novelty for us.

“The idea of free training, someone coming out of their way to visit us, is unheard of from my experience! And when it is a company like Schaeffler, saying ‘yes’ is a no-brainer. It’s a company that will always be our first port of call when needed.”

L-R, Repxpert, Alistair Mason with Joshua and Mark Hudson

With the training Alistair delivered to both Mark and Joshua Hudson, Jon-Son Motors won’t have to turn dry double clutch work away in the future, which, considering the competition in the local area, is significant.

Mark Hudson added: “There was an occasion where we contemplated replacing a double clutch but, after mulling it over, we thought it best to send it to a specialist instead. This has changed changed things, as we now know that we can take this work on.”

Joshua Hudson, who is likely to lead the business in the future, added: “This is just a starting point for us. We specialise in VAGs, and with dry double clutches becoming more common on those models, inevitably, we will receive more jobs in the future.We need to evolve with the times for our business to thrive.”

It concluded a busy couple of days for Alistair, having spent the previous day with Chris Nabb, Owner of The Garage in Bury, who was given a presentation about Schaeffler, its products and the whole Repxpert system.

Repxpert members get instant free access to online and live training, installation videos, technical guides and Schaeffler product-related TecRMI data. They can also redeem the bonus points found in all LuK, INA and FAG boxes against the complete library of TecRMI data, as well as promotional items from the bonus shop.

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