Garage Gurus, a training and support platform from Tenneco Inc.’s global aftermarket and OE ride performance division, DRiV, recently entered into a multi-year partnership with Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers to deliver technical training to their workforce. Garage Gurus will provide its comprehensive, instructor-led automotive training to technicians employed throughout Dobbs’ 41 locations that are looking to enhance and refine their technical skill sets. As with all Garage Gurus’ on-site training sessions, each workshop will consist of both classroom instruction and practical, modern, hands-on diagnostic-focused training. Locally- and family-owned in the greater St. Louis area since 1976, Dobbs is known for a strong commitment to its customers, ensuring that they receive the best tire products and expert automotive services available.
The training classes were designed in a collaborative effort and curated between Garage Gurus and Dobbs, and specifically designed to meet Dobbs’ five-level technical training curriculum requirements. Classes will be held at Garage Gurus’ Maryland Heights, Missouri, technical service center, and will include courses on topics such as ABS and stability control; electronic suspension controls; automotive electronics; fuel delivery and fuel system operation; electronic ignition systems; HVAC diagnostics; light duty diesel emissions controls; hybrid vehicle service and diagnostics; and others. Each course will be taught by Garage Gurus’ team of master technicians, all of whom hold ASE certifications and have 15-30 years’ experience in the automotive service repair industry. Garage Gurus is an ASE CASE-certified training provider.
“Since 2015, Garage Gurus has been leading the way at providing training to technicians all across the aftermarket automotive repair industry, with well over 100 different course offerings,” said Dennis Sheran, director, Garage Gurus, DRiV. “The people at Dobbs are going to be great partners, and we look forward to providing their technicians with courses and instruction designed so that they will be equipped with the latest information and technology to continue their tradition of providing for their loyal customers’ repair needs.”
“We are very excited about this new partnership with Garage Gurus and working with their top team of master trainers and instructors,” said Dustin Dobbs, vice president, Dobbs Tire and Auto Center. “Our primary goal as a company has always been customer service excellence, and by having our technicians progress through various training sessions and levels, we are equipping them with the most knowledge possible to meet our culture of expert automotive repair, provided right, the first time, at the most competitive prices in town.”
Launched in 2015, Garage Gurus offers onsite, online, and on-demand instruction designed to help front-line automotive service professionals keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. State-of-the-art Garage Gurus technical education centers are located in 11 U.S. markets: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; New Hyde Park, New York; Rancho Dominguez, California; South Florida; St. Louis; Suburban Detroit; and Van Nuys, California. Garage Gurus similarly will visit repair facilities and educate technicians on the latest repair tools, replacement part solutions, and technology using its fleet of product technology vans.