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Freeport Jet Wash and Auto Mart making a difference through training

JAMMAL SMITH
Guardian Business Reporter
jammal@nasguard.com

Published: Jun 21, 2013

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More than just a one-stop-shop for everything involving automobiles, Freeport Jet Wash and Auto Mart is a location where consumers can spend more than just money at the Grand Bahama-based store.

Located on West Mall Drive in downtown Freeport, it specializes in new car sales and auto parts, along with housing a gas station and a service center. One of its most recent highlights was hosting a parts training session for registered mechanics on the island, which General Manager Larry Albury said was essential. It is hoped this knowledge will trickle down to curious customers through the mechanics.

“As part of our goal to improve our clients’ knowledge of the parts we sell, we offered a free training seminar to local mechanics,” Albury said. “We had a strong turnout of mechanics and the presenters gave us all a very informative presentation, sharing their experience and informing us on the ever changing parts industry.”

With the constantly evolving auto market, it can become difficult for mechanics to keep up with all of the changes. With Freeport Jet Wash and Auto Mart having a longstanding reputation on the island dating back to 1976, it was fitting for them to lead the conversation on auto parts.

The parts supplier for Freeport Jet Wash and Auto Mart is the Federal-Mogul Corporation, which played a key role in facilitating the training, conducted by Territory Sales Manager John Mendez and Technical Trainer Rich Kearns. Albury said the information they shared with local mechanics was very informative and gave the attendees a history lesson.

“They gave us a history on fuel injectors from the 1970s to the present and discussed the importance of the diagnostic equipment necessary to find problems effectively,” he said. “Many do not realize it’s a complicated and ever changing business and you need to keep up-to-date with the state-of-the-art service needs of today’s vehicles.”

“It was a really great seminar,” said Kevin Musgrove, owner of K’s Auto World. “The event was an eye opener for me and made me think about how to service my customers better. I learned many new things, particularly how to confirm problems properly and purchase the right replacement parts.”

 
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