National Mechanical

Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
Diamond Bar, CA. (October 27, 2015) - The U.S. Copyright Office today issued a ruling to allow vehicle owners to perform vehicle diagnosis, repair and modification without fear of prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  However, the Copyright Office declined to provide the...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Oct. 15, 2015 – The organizers of AAPEX are offering a powerful suite of solutions to facilitate attendee engagement and exhibitor promotion at this year’s event. AAPEX 2015 is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Oct. 6, 2015 – Automotive instructors are invited to participate in this year’s Inside AAPEX program that will highlight the latest technology and show its impact on diagnosing, servicing and repairing today’s high tech vehicles. Inside AAPEX for Automotive Instructors will begin...
Westlake Village, Calif.—Automakers are investing billions of dollars to put technologies in their cars and light trucks that are not being used by many of the owners of those vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Driver Interactive Vehicle Experience (DrIVE) Report. The 2015 DrIVE Report...
Foster City, Calif.—The emerging technologies of the connected car and the Internet are fundamentally changing the automotive industry. And though not yet fully realized in scope as change agents, they have pushed consumer and industry expectations for fast and efficient communication to its...
Dublin, Ireland—Research and Markets’ new report, “Strategic Overview of United States Automotive Aftermarket Maintenance and Repair Service Channels,” states service channels will evolve from 2015 to 2021 as small repair shops close and are replaced by franchised chains and mass merchants. Overall...
Bethesda, Md.—A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help shops, stores and auto care organizations get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check events. “Hosting a community car care event is a ‘no-pressure’ way to interact with current customers, attract new ones and demonstrate how...
Bethesda, Md.—A quick visit to www.carcare.org can help shops, stores and auto care organizations get started with plans for Fall Car Care Month vehicle check events. “Hosting a community car care event is a ‘no-pressure’ way to interact with current customers, attract new ones and demonstrate how...
Kenosha, Wis.—The Snap-on Franchisee Conference (SFC) drew record-setting attendance for its annual gathering, showcasing industry-leading tools and innovation to deepen Snap-on’s customer connection, as well as productivity solutions to enhance the profitability of franchisees. The three-day...

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