With newly branded areas, hands-on training, and growing sections dedicated specifically to service and repair, automotive aftermarket professionals can shop, compare, and learn about the latest products and technology all at AAPEX.
Get a sneak peak of all things service and repair at this year’s AAPEX from Vehicle Service Pro’s interview with AAPEX advisor, Vic Tarasik, founder and managing partner of Shop Owner Coach LLC.
Get more from Vehicle Service Pros here.
It’s All at Repair Shop HQ
In addition to showcasing products for every essential category, Repair Shop HQ showcases equipment in action. Located on Level 1 of the Sands Expo, it’s the prime destination for everyone in service and repair with a complete marketplace of products, solutions, and insights:
- Joe’s Garage with eight service bays and running vehicles to simulate a real shop
- Four training theaters for hands-on learning and demos
- Tool & Equipment section, with demos
- Tires servicing section
- Diagnostics/Telematics section
- Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning section
See Equipment in Action at Joe’s Garage (Sponsored by Shop Owner)
The new Joe’s Garage brings products to life in a simulated real-world shop experience. Located on Level 1 of the Sands Expo, this area features eight service bays, lifts, and demos on running vehicles, allowing you to talk directly with exhibitors about capabilities, benefits, and utilization in real-time. Additional experiential highlights include Remarkable Results Radio with Carm Capriotto broadcasting live and conducting onsite interviews with aftermarket leaders who are making an impact on the industry. Visit our Joe’s Garage page to find exhibitors and learn more about exciting programming throughout each day onsite.
Expert Training for Everyone
Elite trainers will address the industry’s hottest topics in four theaters, including technical, leadership and shop management training. These CEU-accredited sessions go beyond textbook training with work on live vehicles, providing hundreds of dollars in value at a cost of just $25 per session. Hear from well-known names like Mike Reynolds, Eric Ziegler, and Rich Cregar.
Get Cutting-Edge Insights from NAPA
The NAPA Auto Care bay is a source of powerful information, offering a full schedule of demos with a focus on hybrids, A/C servicing, suspension work, and electronic power steering.
DRiV Mobile Training Trailer Takes Knowledge on the Road
DRiV’s mobile training and demo tractor trailer will offer unique, interactive opportunities all day, every day.
Explore Diagnostic Developments in Tools and Equipment (Sponsored by PTEN)
Get up close to the newest tools—both hand and power—in the Tool & Equipment section. With top exhibitors featuring new products and streamlined, 30-minute demos, you’ll experience the capabilities of smaller, handheld equipment and diagnostic equipment on vehicles in this newly enhanced area.
Discover Must-Have Products at Automotive Aftermarket Central
If you need to stock it, use it, or recommend it, you’ll find it in Automotive Aftermarket Central. Get the products and equipment that meet customer demand and keep vehicles safely on the road with a selection from 1,295 product categories. Located on Level 2 of the Sands Expo, this area features vast offerings, including the New Products and Packaging showcases featuring cutting-edge products and innovative packaging, Technology of Tomorrow for a look at what’s next, specialty sections in remanufacturing, paint and body, warehouse distribution, import vehicles, and more.
Get the Inside Scoop From Exhibitor Trainings
Hear directly from the suppliers about product capabilities and specs at exhibitor-led sessions throughout the event. Live demos will help you see equipment and tools in action, and you can get your questions answered on the spot by the experts.
See Innovation on Display at The AAPEX Stage
Get insights on advanced solutions and emerging technology at AAPEX. Don’t miss valuable previews and thought leadership at The AAPEX Stage during 20-minute TED Talk-style presentation, as well as panels and industry award events.
Ask Me Anything…
Shop Owners – do you have a business coach? Do you want to learn from some of the best and ask them anything? Now you can! Join for an intimate conversation with some of today’s best shop coaches both Tuesday, 11/2 and Wednesday, 11/3 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at The AAPEX Stage.
Tuesday’s Shop Coaches: Vic Tarasik, Cecil Bullard, and Rick White
Wednesday Shop Coaches: Rick White, Maylan Newton, and Greg Bunch