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The fast moving nature of technology makes it
more challenging, but important for technicians
to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date.
Once the preserve of specialist workshops, air
conditioning, auto electrical and engine cooling services
are increasingly offered alongside general repair and
maintenance as vehicles get ever more complex and previously separate systems
are increasingly integrated.
A prime example is the changes now happening in vehicle climate control with new
gases and regulations on the horizon.
It means more knowledge and skills are needed to stay ahead of the game and
crucially, keep impressing your customers -- and winning new ones -- with your
professionalism and excellent service.
What if you could tap into the decades of experience earned by those who went down
the specialist route and had access to all their air conditioning, auto electrical and engine
VASA, originally set up to represent air conditioning, auto electrical and engine cooling
specialists across Australasia, has recognised this market shift and will launch a range of
exclusive member services aimed at helping workshops conquer these new challenges at
the Automotive Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne next April.
One of the new VASA member benefits will be exclusive access to an online information
exchange giving you a direct line to industry experts, helping you solve tricky problems and
share your ideas.
This service is complemented by regular model-specific technical bulletins produced
in partnership with Autodata and high quality newsletters to ensure you stay informed.
VASA's professional training travels from region to region and is delivered in down to
earth terms by respected trainers to keep you at the cutting edge of technical developments
and industry practices.
For more information visit www.vasa.org.au
DPF Sales has been founded to distribute diesel
particulate filters and associated products
nationally, including technical support and
education throughout the automotive industry.
The Director, Charles Anderson, recently announced the
Australian distribution of the high quality and rapidly
growing Delphi range of aftermarket DPFs.
As an Australian based company with extensive local
knowledge of both the retail and trade sides of the
Australian automotive aftermarket, Mr Anderson believes
that DPF Sales Australia offers a high quality product, great
service and at a price which is significantly lower than
original replacement DPFs.
With Charles' DPF cleaning involvement and the
technical training provided by Delphi Automotive Systems,
DPF Sales are able to offer everything from sales training
for retailers through to diagnostic assistance and technical
support for technicians.
During early 2015, new additions to the DPF range and
new DPF service products will be announced.
The Delphi DPF training program for technicians will
also begin, teaching diagnostic techniques and correct
The key to DPF Sales is that the stock is on the ground
in Australia. Generally, this gives DPF Sales the ability to
supply the Delphi product with overnight delivery on the
east coast of Australia and within four to five days to
Western Australia. Stock is despatched from either Sydney
or Melbourne warehouses.
For more information phone Charles Anderson on
1300 821 877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For model applications visit DPF Sales website at
www.dpfsales.com.au or ask Charles for an application guide.
I-CAR INDUSTRY TRAINING
I-CAR Australia CEO Richard Pratt announced that Car-O-Liner had committed
to further professional industry development by joining the Industry Training
Alliance in Australia.
"The Industry Training Alliance exists to recognise the accomplishments of training
through approved training providers. All programs approved for inclusion into the
Training Alliance must support the I-CAR Vision that: 'Every person in the collision
repair industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete
and safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer'," Mr Pratt said.
After successful completion of the approved Car-O-Liner courses students will
be awarded recognition points which will apply to both the Gold Class Professionals and
Platinum Individual programs. The addition of Car-O-Liner to the Industry Training
Alliance here in Australia will further enhance the technician's knowledge and skills
through professional development training.
Car-O-Liner Managing Director Julie Thomas is pleased that Car-O-Liner clients who
attend the relevant training will now receive the additional benefit of I-CAR accreditation
on top of the improved knowledge the Car-O-Liner course provides.
"I-CAR provides the industry's own accreditation program for ongoing training and
education, across all roles in the industry. The support of I-CAR by Car-O-Liner is a
valued commitment and will assist I-CAR in achieving the important goals that underpin
the I-CAR position in the collision industry market in Australia," Mr Pratt said.
From left: Angus Torrance,
Charles Anderson and
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