Blog Tag: “AAPEX”

  • How Generative AI is Powering Innovation in Automotive Repair

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a tool like any other. It needs to be understood. It needs to be specific to the job at hand - specific to automotive in order to meet the challenges we’re facing. When leveraged correctly, it can help build trust between the shop and the consumer through transparent sharing of personalized, vehicle-specific, historical repair information. READ MORE  
  • Driving Toward a Sustainable Future: Fostering Environmental Responsibility in the Automotive Aftermarket  

    The automotive aftermarket industry is experiencing a greater awareness of the nuances of sustainability as the world faces the growing need to address environmental challenges. Embracing and publicizing eco-friendly practices and reducing the ecological footprint has become an expanding focus for businesses within the industry. READ MORE  
  • 2023: Insights, Goals and Looking Ahead

    What's going on in 2023 and how do you navigate the ups and downs of the service and repair aftermarket? In the short video below, the Aftermarket Radio Network team shares insights and advice on managing the challenges and embracing the opportunities facing the aftermarket in 2023. The speakers - all with many years of experience in the aftermarket - emphasize the need to focus on sales, cost of goods, margins, productivity, cash management, networking, hiring a coach and being optimistic. READ MORE  
  • Navigating Today’s Tech-infused Autos and Discovering the Super-mechanics Who Keep Them Running

    Just like the inner workings of our businesses, challenges that arise in the automotive aftermarket are seldomly singular – they all have a cause, an effect and contributing factors. Today’s topic is no different. As we collectively work towards addressing the technician gap or adapting to new vehicle technologies, we must realize that these challenges can’t be talked about in a vacuum – they’re related and can enable us to address both more effectively! READ MORE  
  • ADAS: The Aftermarket Technology Growth Opportunity Happening Now

    ADAS: The Aftermarket Technology Growth Opportunity Happening Now

    By Paul McCarthy, President & CEO, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is the revolution that is here now for the automotive aftermarket industry. ADAS is the catch-all phrase for vehicle automation technologies that help make driving cars easier,… READ MORE  

  • EV Adoption Increasing, Boosted by Policy

    Adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the United States has increased substantially the past several years – BEVs accounted for 6% of new vehicle registrations in 2022 and are forecast to reach 56% of vehicles sold in 2035 and 81% in 2045. READ MORE  
  • From EVs in the Aftermarket to Advocacy in Washington: A conversation with AASA’s Paul McCarthy

    AAPEX Live 2022 Coverage

    Just before the ribbon was cut and the upper lobby of the The Venetian Convention and Expo Center was packed full of AAPEX attendees catching up over cocktails, Paul McCarthy, president and CEO, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, sat down to talk about aftermarket trends,… READ MORE  

  • MEMA announces plan to position organization for the future

    AAPEX Live 2022 Coverage

    MEMA, the trade association in North America representing motor vehicle component manufacturers, has announced a new business structure to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella — MEMA — and… READ MORE  

  • Purolator Receives three Automotive Communication Awards

    AAPEX Live 2022 Coverage

    Purolator Filters, a division of MANN+HUMMEL, received three Automotive Communication Awards at AAPEX 2022 in Las Vegas.

    The categories included Best Article/Blog/Content Piece-Technical; Best Video; and Best Merchandising. Women in Auto Care (WiAC), an Auto Care Association community, presented the awards.

    “Our goal is… READ MORE  

  • AAPEX Live Aftershow: Trends From This Year’s Show

    AAPEX Live 2022 Coverage

    AAPEX 2022 might be over, but the conversation continues. This year ushered in numerous automotive aftermarket trend talking points – from the rise of EVs to the next fight in Right to Repair. To talk through what that means to the industry as a… READ MORE