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Dobbs Tire Partners With Garage Gurus for Training

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Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc. is partnering with Tenneco Inc.'s Garage Gurus program to provide technical training to its workforce.

Garage Gurus will provide its instructor-led automotive training to technicians at Dobbs' 41 locations who want 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.

Garage Gurus and Dobbs Tire designed the training sessions as a collaborative effort, specifically with the tire dealership's five-level technical training curriculum requirements in mind.  Classes will be held at Garage Gurus' Maryland Heights, Mo., 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 many others.

Each course will be taught by Garage Gurus' team of master technicians, all of whom hold ASE certifications and have 15 to 30 years of 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," says Dennis Sheran, director at 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," says Dustin Dobbs, vice president of 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 and online instruction for front-line automotive service professionals to help them keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. There are state-of-the-art Garage Gurus technical education centers  in 11 U.S. markets: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Rancho Dominguez, Calif.; South Florida; St. Louis; suburban Detroit; and Van Nuys, Calif.

Garage Gurus also will visit repair facilities to educate techs on the latest repair tools, replacement part solutions and technology using its fleet of product technology vans.

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