Safe, Secure, Standardized and Direct Access to Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Data on Display at AAPEX 2021July 12, 2021
By Joe Register, vice president, Emerging Technologies, Auto Care Association
Our entire industry triumphed when we secured the Right to Repair vehicles in 2014. In 2020, the battle continued as the days of open access to the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port dwindled. Today, repair and diagnostic data is being transmitted… READ MORE
AAPEX Shapes and Strengthens Our Collective Future SuccessJuly 7, 2021
By Bill Long, president & CEO, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
I’ve lost count of the number of years I’ve attended the show, going back to the days at McCormick Place in Chicago.
But what is clear is the significant transformation of AAPEX that I’ve seen over the years… READ MORE
Drivers Deserve the Decision on Where to Repair Their Vehicles – You Can Help Ensure ItJune 28, 2021
By Aaron Lowe, AAP, senior vice president, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Auto Care Association
Up until recently, anyone wanting to repair a vehicle would simply plug into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic port, located under the steering wheel, and download the fault codes from the in-vehicle modules. Armed with that diagnostic… READ MORE
Young Leaders: The Building Blocks of the FutureJune 21, 2021
By Ben Brucato, senior director of Engagement, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
Essential, resilient, adaptable and innovative are just a few of the terms used over the past 18 months to describe the automotive aftermarket industry. Thanks to hard working, dedicated and highly capable individuals, the industry has made it… READ MORE
AWDA Conference Draws Warehouse Distributors to AAPEXJune 15, 2021
By Larry Northup, AAP, executive director, AWDA
Customers make AAPEX successful. Without people and companies to purchase the products on display, there would be no reason for exhibitors to attend the show.
Fortunately, AAPEX draws a huge number of buyers to Las Vegas each fall and among the most important… READ MORE
From Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Why in a World Filled with Who, What, When and WhereJune 7, 2021
By Bill Nalu, president, Interstate Auto Care, Madison Heights, Mich.
The year was 1987- President Reagan spoke the words that were heard for generations to come: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Dirty Dancing and Lethal Weapon were at the top of the box office chart, while WrestleMania 3 packed… READ MORE
Trade and the Competitiveness Agenda – What’s Next for the Automotive AftermarketJune 1, 2021
By Ann Wilson, senior vice president of Government Affairs, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
President Biden based much of his White House campaign on an agenda to restore jobs and manufacturing in the U.S. Although few Americans officials disagree with the vision, there are wide differences on how to get… READ MORE