Watch: REPXPERT releases part two of Oldfields Garage visit

REPXPERT Alistair Mason continues garage visit video series with Schaeffler brand ambassador Andy Savva

Watch: REPXPERT releases part two of Oldfields Garage visit
Left to right: Andy Savva, Alistair Mason and Tim Benson.

Schaeffler REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, and Schaeffler Brand Ambassador, Andy Savva, continue their visit at Oldfields Garage to learn more about a typical day in the life of a modern-day workshop, while also lending their expertise and support to a valued brand customer.

In this second clip, within the workshop, the trio debate the importance of special tooling and budgeting for them.

Tim said: “Keeping up-to-date (with tooling) isn’t easy for an independent, but we invest in it.

“If there are jobs on a repeat basis that are a challenge, it is not efficient to keep doing it slowly, so we need to buy the tools to enable us to do it faster and accurately.

“When we’re fitting a self-adjusting clutch kit, for example, we use a Schaeffler tool, and, yes, we could do the job without it – but it makes it so much more difficult and there’s the possibility of doing the job wrong.”

On the topic of budgeting, Andy added: “Tooling and equipment, as well as training, should be an ongoing process.”

He then asked what Oldfields’ budgeting strategy is – Tim replied: “We don’t have a fixed budget, but I’m aware that we need to factor it within our costs.

“We don’t buy a new diagnostic kit every year, for example, but we subscribe to it and keep it updated.”

From Schaeffler’s point of view, it offers a range of tools to help clutch, bearing and timing belt fitments, to ensure technicians can ‘fit and forget’.

The first two videos are now available to watch on the REPXPERT social media channels – Facebook ( and Twitter (@REPXPERT_UK) – as well as the REPXPERT website (

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