Training Programs


Through the MDA Vendor Partners, you have a number of opportunities for training yourself and your employees.  The listings below will provide an overview of the training available and links to the associated resources.  If you find that you or your staff need help in an area not listed, let us know and we will work with our partners to help accommodate your needs.  When asked what programs and services are most needed, training is always at the top of the list.  Resources are available through the MDA to meet most, if not all, of your needs.

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Resource/Registration Link(s)

The Advance Pro Rewards program provides for points to be used for training through CARQUEST Technical Institute (CTI). CTI offers valued customers the tools to stay ahead of an increasingly competitive and fast-changing marketplace. It is a marketplace that is constantly offering new challenges and introducing new technologies. The CTI staff works with businesses to provide value-added programs and training to help employees learn new skills and enable you to improve your capacity and build your business. CTI provides industry-leading education in technical and business management for:

  • Service facility owners
  • Shop managers
  • Service consultants
  • Professional technicians
Hundreds of courses are available via online and hands-on training. If you have questions about the Pro Rewards program or the training, ask your local Advance sales representative.

CARQUEST Technical Institute

WORLDPAC Training Institute

Virtual Training Classes

CHEVRON_name%20only.jpg The Chevron Havoline® eLearning Portal is an essential resource for educating service technicians, greeters, service advisors and anyone who engages with your customers. These exclusive DIFM training modules are intended to increase your employees’ knowledge, and improve your customers’ overall experience - helping grow their loyalty to your business!

Chevron Havoline eLearning Portal

Chevron Havoline eLearning Registration

   -  eLearning Registration Portal Tip Sheet
snap-on_grey.jpg Snap-on offers a comprehensive training portal for wheel service technical training. Offerings include a full suite of equipment training, service training and manufacture training. The system tracks and reports training progress by user to aid in your monitoring of employee training.

Snap-on Wheel Service Technical Training



Snap-on provides a training and support portal for all diagnostic platforms and versions.

New users can benefit from the Training and Support portal where training is provided for each specific tool/plactorm.

Existing users can benefit from the Knowledge Database where specific tips can be accessed by keyword search.

Snap-on Diagnostic Training and Support

Snap-on Diagnostic Tools Support Knowledge Database


Prestone Academy offers online industry and product training modules to help you better understand the demands made on products used in today’s automotive cooling systems.  Training modules are focused on light duty antifreeze/coolant, heavy duty antifreeze/coolant, performance chemicals and washer fluid. 

Enrolled learners will receive updates on their progress, notices on new trainings, and the opportunity to earn certificates and rewards.

To register for Prestone Academy contact

In your email request, please put "Meineke Dealer" in the Subject Line.


TrainSMART is Pro-Cut's nationwide training and certification program in rotor matching. The two-part program begins with an online class where techs complete a ten section web based program with companion videos, take a 15 question quiz, and upon passing the quiz, print a personalized certificate. This takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. The second part of the program is a hands-on training class offered either at one of our official training centers, or on site at your shop given by your local Pro-Cut Expert

Pro-Cut TrainSMART Training Portal
MDA Member Benefits Include:
  • Access to 12 featured courses; one new piece of content each month, including HD Broadcasts.
  • Over 500 hours of video training, including ASE Test Prep, Diagnostics, Shop Management and more!
  • Training from Bosch, Delphi, and other top industry leaders.
  • Courses in this bundle are all premium content designed for the professional technician and/or service writer. Each class comes with a Post Test and Certificate of Completion
  • Train your entire shop! (up to 5 technicians).

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Online Training Academy

Program Information and "how to" Flyer

At Solid Start, we firmly believe that knowledge is power and that Increased Education =  Increased Profits!  This is true whether you are a business owner, a seasoned tech, or a new hire, the more you know, the more effective you will become in the industry. 

Earn certification as a True Tech™ and be equipped to better educate your customers on the latest trends and preventative maintenance requirements.

Courses available in:
  • Fuel System
  • Power Steering
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Cooling System
  • Headlight Restoration
  • Sales 101
  • TrueCold - AC Performance Booster
True Training - Training Portal Home Page

Training Portal Registration

Garage Gurus is a major new "Tech First" initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts that's exclusively designed with the tech in mind - providing the most comprehensive program of support tools in the industry.  Onsite, online and on-demand, Garage Gurus is committed to arming techs with emerging vehicle technologies.

More General Information

Garage Gurus Website

Curriculum Guide

1-800 Radiator Training Flyers

This material is designed to help technicians and service advisors better communicate with customers.

How to Reduce A/C Comebacks