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Orlando, Fla.—A new analysis of AAA roadside assistance data revealed that millions of roadside breakdowns each year could be prevented with basic vehicle maintenance.  Despite this, a recent AAA survey found that 35 percent of Americans have skipped or delayed service or repairs that were...
Troy, Mich.—The emissions crisis in VW, along with major recent recalls with GM, Takata and elsewhere, has weakened public confidence in the auto industry and its ability to assure health and safety, said Steve Handschuh, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) president and CEO,...
Farmington Hills, Mich.—The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, together with the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), the Auto Care Association, and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on...
Washington, D.C.—Remanufacturing in the automotive aftermarket continues to make strides. In a landmark event for the remanufacturing industry, President Barack Obama signed legislation into law encouraging the use of remanufactured parts in the federal fleet on Oct. 7. The legislation received...
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...

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