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The University of the Aftermarket will present its annual “Aftermarket 101” program at Federal-Mogul headquarters in Southfield, Mich., June 10-11, 2014. The program is specifically created for new employees in the automotive or heavy-duty aftermarket and will provide a better understanding of the industry, its structure and trends. Typical attendees have less than one year in the industry and represent a diverse range of job functions and companies.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:53
Leesburg, Va.—The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) announced this year’s winners of the 2014 WIN Scholarship Program.  The newly expanded program is made possible by the generous support of WIN sponsors and by special events including the Scholarship Walk, held annually at the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:50
Leesburg, Va.—The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) announced its new E-learning program, “Introduction to Automobile Service” (IAS). Delivered exclusively online and consisting of four e-learning training modules and a separate quiz, the program focuses...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:46
Lisle, Ill.—Nearly 250 local business, civic, educational, elected officials and industry executives celebrated the grand opening of Universal Technical Institute’s new campus in Lisle during a festive evening ceremony, which included tours of the 187,000-square-foot facility. UTI is...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
MotoSKILL offers ‘Pass or Don’t Pay Guarantee’ on ASE Test Prep MotoSKILL Shop Tech Training, a comprehensive training program with more than 180 hours of online video courses for automotive technicians and service writers, is now offering a “Pass or Don’t Pay...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—The California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) reported that new vehicle registrations increased 11.9 percent during 2013 over 2012, outpacing U.S. new car sales growth of 7.2 percent last year. “California’s franchised new car dealers continue to drive our...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
One may not think of a luxury Lexus as a rock climber like the Jeep Wrangler, but this classy SUV has plenty of attributes to allow it to do many things, including tow up to 7,000 pounds. Our recently tested Lexus LX570 was equipped with a Multi-Terrain Anti-Lock Braking System, full-time four-...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
The 2014 LKQ Get Green promotion has launched and runs through April 17, and is open to all LKQ customers with thousands of instant win prizes. The sweepstakes grand-prize winner will receive a 2014 Honda Accord, first-place winners will receive Raleigh ALYSA FT0 bicycles, second-place winners will...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Centennial, Colo.—The collision repair industry is witnessing unprecedented consolidation, as MSOs are proliferating and meeting the demands of insurance carriers to reduce cycle time, raise KPIs and offer single-points of contact for operational efficiencies and increased profits. It was a...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:17
NACAT Education Foundation New Automotive Teacher Award: An award presented annually to support attendance at a NACAT Conference in the US or Canada for a New Automotive Teacher (within the first five years of teaching). The award will provide NACAT Conference registration fees and $1000 toward...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 16:17
The popularity of J-2534 issues in the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Service Information Requests (SIR) helpline calls and social media discussions drew the attention of NASTF volunteers. They have made this topic No. 1 for the March 20 NASTF Spring 2014 General Meeting at the...
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