Attracting and Retaining Automotive Aftermarket Employees in 2021 and BeyondAugust 23, 2021
By Kirsten Zaremba, senior director, marketing, Auto Care Association
Automotive aftermarket wage averages continue to break records with June 2021 being another record month for non-supervisory employee wages. On the retail side, parts store employees on average made $18.61 per hour, 7% higher than June 2020, while tire dealer employees… READ MORE
How the Automotive Aftermarket Can Navigate the Ongoing Chemical Regulation ChallengesAugust 16, 2021
By Laurie Holmes, senior director, Environmental Policy, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
President Biden’s administration has made strong public commitments prioritizing policies that aim to improve environmental and health concerns. The administration’s Paris Climate Accord goals to significantly reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 50% – 52% by 2030 have… READ MORE
Exploring and Expanding Business Opportunities in the Global Automotive AftermarketAugust 10, 2021
By Carolina Arregoces, associate, International Affairs, Auto Care Association
While it is true that the pandemic impacted the global automotive aftermarket, there are significant trends that are already shaping its growth while providing new global business opportunities for companies looking to expand and explore new markets.
Developing a… READ MORE
Today’s ESG Environment Presents a Wonderful Opportunity for All Who Make or Sell Remanufactured PartsAugust 2, 2021
By John Chalifoux, president & COO, MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing
Much has happened in the automotive aftermarket since the start of the pandemic. First, we saw vehicle miles traveled — and sales — take a big hit. As we began to juggle disrupted supply chains and irregular… READ MORE
Turning 2020’s ‘We Missed AAPEX’ Into 2021’s ‘Can’t Miss AAPEX’July 29, 2021
By Vic Tarasik, managing partner, Shop Owner Coach
Although we might look back on 2020 as the year to forget about many things, we can always find positives if we look closely enough.
And AAPEX is one of those things to take a look at.
The year 2020 was to… READ MORE
How Did We Get Here?July 26, 2021
By Brian Plott, executive director, Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI)
There is little need for me to reiterate the obvious that the industry is changing. It has been changing. It continues to change! Or maybe the better statement would be that it continues to evolve. We are all connected to this evolving industry, each… READ MORE
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