• The Importance of Automotive Training

    In the automotive industry, time is money. When working on fixing or repairing a vehicle, the last thing you want to do is waste time. The best way for a shop to be most efficient and profitable is by highlighting the importance of automotive training.  READ MORE  
  • Business Opportunities in the Global Automotive Aftermarket

    As the auto care industry becomes more borderless, AAPEX increases its presence in the international automotive community by offering and promoting international business opportunities for attendees. READ MORE  
  • Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has All the Help Gone?

    We’ve known this train has been coming for more than ten years, and it’s finally here. What train am I talking about? The technician and advisor shortage. What was once a pool of talent has become a puddle and a very small one at that. READ MORE  
  • The Changing Reality of Trade with China

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s historic visit to China. That visit was followed by significant changes in the economic relationship between the United States and China with the granting of permanent normal trade relations in 2000. READ MORE  
  • Tough Times and Aftermarket Resiliency

    The U.S. automotive aftermarket continued its strong growth through 2021 and is projected to hit the $400 billion milestone by 2025. For this information I wish to thank Shane Norton at S&P Global (formerly IHS Markit) for this update to our annual Channel Forecast of market size. READ MORE  
  • The Latest On U.S. – China Trade

    The automotive aftermarket industry has been heavily impacted by the U.S.-China trade war. While it is important to develop a comprehensive strategy for the U.S.-China trade relationship that supports U.S. workers, the Section 301 tariffs have also caused severe economic harm to U.S. businesses struggling with supply chain uncertainty and U.S. consumers facing increased repair costs. READ MORE  
  • Our Finest Hour

    As you may have heard, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is celebrating its 118th anniversary this year … and if you’re not familiar with us, MEMA is a trade association of over 1,000 vehicle parts and systems manufacturers and represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and 2.5% of U.S. GDP.  READ MORE