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Bethesda, Md.—The Auto Care Association and the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Aftermarket Telematics Challenge. Now in its fourth year, the challenge seeks to recognize the best examples of aftermarket technology in telematics. It...
Las Vegas—Several sessions in the AAPEXedu 2015 program will spotlight disruptive technologies impacting the automotive aftermarket and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve. AAPEX is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, with AAPEXedu sessions...
Detroit—Limited to 30 attendees, the Young Technicians Symposium was offered for the first time this year at CARS for technicians making the jump from general repair to diagnostics. Led by Jim Wilson, senior training instructor, Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC, the all-day intensive...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Aug. 19, 2015 – AAPEX will host the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall 2015 General Meeting that will feature a compelling session on “SAE J2534-1 v5.00: The Benefits for OEMs, Technicians and Tool Makers.” The NASTF meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 4,...
Detroit, Mich. – Limited to 30 attendees, the Young Technicians Symposium offered the first time this year at CARS for technicians making the jump from general repair to diagnostics.      Led by Jim Wilson, senior training instructor-Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC, the all-day intensive...
Troy, Mich.—The MERA-Golisano Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference — co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability — will be held on Sept. 30, at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. The program is...
Southfield, Mich.—Customer loyalty to automotive brands reached a 10-year high during the first quarter of 2015, according to analysis from IHS Automotive, a global provider of information and insight to the automotive industry and part of IHS Inc. Brand loyalty during first quarter 2015 was 52.8...
Ontario, Calif.— Scan tool manufacturer Launch Tech has released its new CRP 229 diagnostic scan tool, said Harlan Siegel, the company’s vice president, and, he added, it comes in at a price and value point that is unequalled. “We harnessed the power of our pro line product and put it into a small...
Mountain View, Calif.—The automotive industry has long been introducing new and innovative features to cars on the basis of consumer trends, preferences, safety bulletins and market positioning. The industry is now on the verge of integrating health, wellness and well-being (HWW) technologies into...
Irvine, Calif.—Unique to the automotive aftermarket, the new Innova Fleet Services Management System gives auto parts stores a sales advantage by alerting both the fleet customer and the parts store of required vehicle maintenance through telematics. “The new Innova Fleet Management System was...

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