• The Repair Economy Never Left

    Do you ever wonder at what point your stuff became hard to repair and why society took this turn toward the “Throwaway Economy”?  READ MORE  
  • How Communication and Collaboration Are the Most Important Tools to Unlock a Successful Aftermarket

    How Communication and Collaboration Are the Most Important Tools to Unlock a Successful Aftermarket

    By Paul McCarthy, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

    Welcome back to travel and some degree of normalcy! Thank you everyone for last year’s surprisingly wonderful 2021 AAPEX show. By all accounts, the…

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  • What Does AAPEX Have to Do with Right to Repair?

    By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association

    As I receive the notification in my inbox for a THIRD delay in a decision regarding the Right to Repair court case the automakers filed against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it highlights how important it is for me to share with you what our industry is up against, and what to truly expect in the battle for maintenance and repair data.

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  • The Return to AAPEX

    By Liz Goad, CMP, DES, director, Events & Meetings, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association

    Our industry’s homecoming is fast approaching. The energy and excitement for coming together at AAPEX 2021 next week is very strong. In fact, the word, “joy” moved to the top of the list on the most recent… READ MORE  

  • State of Supply Chain Disruptions

    By Angela Chiang, director, International Affairs, Auto Care Association

    Companies of all different sizes and industries are experiencing significant supply chain disruptions as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reveal supply chain vulnerabilities and have a staggering effect on the movement of goods worldwide. Each link in the supply chain is… READ MORE  

  • A Radically Different Aftermarket

    By Nathan Shipley, automotive industry analyst, The NPD Group

    My first business trip in more than 18 months will take place in a few weeks as I fly to Las Vegas for the 2021 AAPEX show. I have attended this show more times than I can count — and the… READ MORE  

  • Employee Retention & Evolving With the Automotive Industry

    A Conversation With The ASOG Podcast’s David Roman & Lucas Underwood

    We reached out to the hosts of The Auto Shop Owners Group (ASOG) Podcast, David Roman and Lucas Underwood, to get their thoughts on challenges the automotive aftermarket industry is facing, recommendations they have for shop owners, and how… READ MORE