Dallas/Ft. Worth Area Technicians Invited to May 13-14 Automotive Training Program
ASA chairman Donny Seyfer will provide keynote remarks

San Rafael, Calif. – Professional automotive service and repair technicians in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are invited to the SERVICE-EDU™ two-day advanced automotive repair training course May 13-14 at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus at 5151 Regent Boulevard in Irving, Texas.

The program kicks off Friday, May 13, with dinner, orientation and networking from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday’s activities will include a keynote presentation by Donny Seyfer, a popular industry presenter and the co-owner of Seyfer Automotive Inc. in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Seyfer is an ASE master mechanic with more than 30 years of experience. He is an ASE certified service consultant, AMI accredited automotive manager, and the current chairman of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). Seyfer writes and speaks frequently about his work with telematics and connected cars.

Registration is $49 per person and includes four unique training courses led by industry professionals, along with Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to win raffle prizes. In addition, NGK Spark Plugs will giveaway a grand prize of two tickets to a Richard Petty Driving experience anywhere in the U.S.

Training courses take place Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. taught by leading industry trainers from Gates, MAHLE, NGK Spark Plugs and Timken.

Each manufacturer’s training course is focused on their area of expertise and include these product categories: accessory belt drive systems (ABDS), coolant systems, engine components, filtration, ignition system, thermal, timing belt systems, tools and equipment and wheel end.

With practical information on how to diagnose failures and repair them, the four courses to be presented are:

  • “Accessory Belt Drive and Coolant System” taught by Bobby Bassett, manager of training NA for Gates.
  • “Spark Plug and Ignition Advancements” taught by Michael Durocher, technical training specialist for NGK Spark Plugs.
  • “Gaskets: More Than Meets the Eye” taught by Bill McKnight, marketing team leader – training for MAHLE.
  • “Bearings and Hub Assemblies” taught by Rick Domin, training and product support manager for Timken.

SERVICE-EDU is sponsored by Gates, MAHLE, NGK Spark Plugs and Timken, four premier OE automotive parts manufacturers who supply the aftermarket with tens of thousands of SKUs, representing 25 different types of parts in nine product categories. SERVICE-EDU is a new training program for professional automotive held in partnership with the campuses of Universal Technical Institute (UTI) across the United States.

To register for the Irving, Texas training event, visit www.service-edu.com.