The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has unveiled its line-up of expert trainers and guest speakers for its inaugural June event at Birmingham’s NEC, to support the UK garage and body shop industry through the biggest change it’s ever experienced. The first part of the roster of guest speakers offering industry insight and technical talks from 8-9 June has now been revealed. Giving the opening address at the event will be Andy Hamilton of LKQ Euro Car Parts, who will followed by more than 40 others, including Dean Lander of Thatcham, James Dillon, Steve Carter, ‘The Garage Inspector’ Andy Savva, Quentin Le Hetet of GiPA and many more.
There is no question that during these socially distanced times, Schaeffler’s Repxpert ‘Tea-break training’ concept has captured the attention of the workshop community, with more than 200 workshops and technicians again attending the latest INA cooling module.
VARTA brand ambassador Andy Savva explains the importance of replacing a car battery with the same type of technology (or upgrading) and advises never to downgrade technologies. When it comes to vehicles with a start/stop system, it’s essential that an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) or Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB) is fitted, as a traditional, conventional flooded battery would not cope with the vastly increased number of engine starts – and not last very long.
Since Andy Savva was announced by Lumileds as a brand ambassador for Philips Automotive Products, the “Garage Inspector”, as he is known throughout the UK’s automotive aftermarket businesses, has tackled a number of different subjects. As a highly successful former independent garage owner of more than 25 years, Savva now offers aftermarket businesses advice on best practise and better business.
With a significant number of places already snapped up, technicians are being urged to sign-up for the first Repxpert Academy LIVE event of 2020, held at Basingstoke College of Technology, on Saturday 25 January.
Schaeffler has hailed the first-ever Repxpert Academy LIVE event as a “fantastic triumph” after welcoming more than 70 technicians through the doors of Lincoln College. Following the inaugural event, Schaeffler has confirmed that the next Repxpert Academy LIVE event will take place at Basingstoke College on 25 January 2020. Other host venues planned during 2020 include Blackpool, Warwick and Swansea.
Lumileds has premiered a new series of videos presented by its brand ambassador, Andy Savva, also known as The Garage Inspector. The series, available on the company’s YouTube’s channel, highlights Philips automotive and workshop lighting, explaining the safety and profitability benefits to technicians, and the ability to offer more safety and comfort to their customers. You can view the first video in the series below.
Andy Savva – ‘The Garage Inspector’ – has become Schaeffler’s first UK brand ambassador. Savva has been supporting Schaeffler’s Repxpert team by presenting at various trade fairs and training events over recent months, sharing his expertise on building up a workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make a business profitable.