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Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Glasgow for Autoinform Live 2018

Schaeffler (UK) REPXPERTs will be preparing technicians for the vehicles of tomorrow when hosting crucial hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2018.
This year’s event is to be held at Glasgow’s GTG Academy, where Schaeffler will be joining fellow Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) members for a bumper weekend of training on the April 14-15.

Throughout the two days, the familiar faces of the REPXPERT team will be demonstrating their knowledge and experience, passing on useful hints and tips, plus advice on how to guarantee accurate and consistent professional repairs. They will also be on-hand to help educate technicians on how the industry is shaping up for the future and how they can be prepared for its arrival.

Schaeffler’s ‘Mobility for Tomorrow’ module is one of the sessions that should not be missed. During the presentation, technicians will receive a glimpse into the innovations that are already here, like thermal management modules and intelligent vehicle stabilisation systems, as well as taking a sneak-peak into the future of mobility.

The REPXPERTs will also be hosting a LuK 2CT dry double clutch system training course. Starting with an introduction to the different types of system available and identifying the repair opportunities available for independent workshops, delegates will see a practical demonstration of the removal and replacement of a Volkswagen (VAG) DSG clutch using a 2CT repair solution.
Those taking this introductory session will also have the chance to complete an IMI-approved assessment on their choice of VAG, Ford, Renault or FIAT systems, which will allow them to add 2CT repairs to their workshop menu. Spaces are limited, so it is advised to sign-up quickly to avoid disappointment.

Visitors will also get the chance to see REPXPERT, Tim Adams, who will be sharing his belt system and wheel bearing expertise, helping technicians deal with some of the more common installation errors, plus some of the more rarely seen and challenging ones.

There will also be a mixture of demonstrations and discussions to help minimise future problems, and he will also showcase the latest technological advances and provide safety-critical fitting advice.

Technical Services Manager, Malcolm Short, said: “There are 21 different classes on offer this year, with nine brand new sessions and an additional two that are new to Glasgow. This not only makes it the best value automotive training event that money can buy, but it also means that regular visitors will get to see plenty of new content. Also new to Autoinform Scotland will be LuK 2CT double clutch system training, which can be followed up with a free IMI-certified assessment at the event but is strictly limited to the first 64 delegates that apply.”

A single day ticket costs £99 + VAT, while a full weekend pass, including the gala dinner, is available at £195 + VAT. More information about Autoinform Live 2018, held at the GTG Academy in Glasgow, can be found at