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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – March 5, 2019 – AAPEX 2019 attendees are encouraged to book their hotel rooms early to ensure they receive the best deals at their choice hotels as approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the...
Bethesda, Md.—In a recently released report by the Auto Care Association, research defined and explored key factors influencing the buying decisions of automotive professionals who use shop tools and equipment for service and repair. Key influential factors for tools include warranty,...
San Francisco—The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation has announced the next phase of its Workforce Initiative, which includes the launch of a new consumer-facing website – www.nadafoundation.org – to promote the value of service technician jobs and provide the first and only...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association has joined forces with Kukui as its latest Sponsored Benefit Provider. ASA Sponsored Benefit Provider companies provide special-priced member services and products to ASA members to help offset their everyday business costs. Kukui...
Jasper, Ind.—Jasper Engines & Transmissions and Elite have partnered to provide shop owners with ethics-based sales, marketing, recruiting and shop management training to help them build more successful auto repair businesses. Over the last few years Jasper has sponsored several of Elite’s High...
Detroit—As more Americans choose to drive bigger SUVs and pickups, the demand for diesel engines strengthens due to the technology’s reliability, fuel efficiency and lower cost of ownership. In 2018, even as overall automobile sales in the U.S. were up by only 0.5 percent according to Wards, 50,000...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, Feb. 19, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has opened online registration for its 2019 Annual Business Meeting & Conference. The event will be held April 30-May 2 in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst. All ASA members are invited to attend...
Washington D.C.—Some Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been available for nearly 30 years, however, they have only become more commonplace in the last several years, such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. Since those features now come standard on many new...
FCA to Expand Production Capacity in Michigan to Grow Core Brands, Electrify Jeep Vehicles; $4.5 Billion to Build New Assembly Plant in Detroit and Add Production at Five Existing Michigan Facilities, Creating Nearly 6,500 Jobs Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. confirmed today plans to invest a total...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Feb. 26, 2019 – The rapid changes and transformation taking place in the $1 trillion high-tech global automotive aftermarket industry will be in the spotlight at AAPEX 2019 as attendees experience new product introductions, advanced training, and current and futuristic technology...

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