• Going Virtual: Great Training and So Much More!

    By Carm Capriotto, podcast host, Remarkable Results Radio 

    Imagine no AAPEX 2020 homecoming. We will be hard-pressed ever to forget 2020 and how our lives changed. I’m sure the powers considered every option, including local and state restrictions and the show-goers’ safety, when they decided to hold a virtual conference… READ MORE  

  • The Aftermarket in Latin America and Opportunities at the Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020

    By Carolina Arregoces, associate, international affairs, Auto Care Association

    This year, the Virtual AAPEX Experience will offer attendees the opportunity to reach the over $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. It will be a unique, interactive way to connect with industry professionals and to identify business opportunities with current and… READ MORE  

  • The Pandemic’s Important Lesson for the Automotive Aftermarket

    By Aaron Lowe, AAP, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, Auto Care Association

    While COVID-19 has clearly placed challenges on the automotive aftermarket industry and its employees, it also has helped many in the industry to realize just how essential it is to the American way of life. Whether… READ MORE  

  • AAPEX 2020: Your Invitation to Attend

    By Vic Tarasik, Shop Owner Coach

    Wow, what a year it’s been! Through challenges and times like this, we have the opportunity to adopt a growth and change mindset. When we look back five, maybe 10 years, we’ll look at the lessons we’ve learned and realize that in tumultuous times,… READ MORE  

  • Industry Collaboration Fuels Long-term Gains for the Aftermarket

    By Mike Tanner, director, vehicle communications, Auto Care Association

    The technology surrounding and within vehicles continues to expand rapidly. This means that the aftermarket needs to be even more attune to these changes than ever before. We are working to identify and monitor these technologies and assess how they will… READ MORE  

  • Road to “Copper Free Braking” Industry Takes Another Step in 2020

    By Edward Gerhardt, marketing and data services manager, Akebono Brake Corporation

    The next phase in copper content compliance starts in 2021, which means friction produced after December 31, 2020 are required to take the next step in the transition; the technical details of this requirement are as follows:

    Copper content… READ MORE  
  • Together We Can Strengthen the Industry Through a Year of Disruption and Change

    By Ann Wilson, senior vice president of Government Affairs, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

    As the industry prepares for AAPEX, we are facing disruption and change in virtually every aspect of public policy. From state governments confronting significant budget deficits and back to business directives to new immigration orders… READ MORE