By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association
As I receive the notification in my inbox for a THIRD delay in a decision regarding the Right to Repair court case the automakers filed against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it highlights how important it is for me to share with you what our industry is up against, and what to truly expect in the battle for maintenance and repair data.READ MORE
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
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
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
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
By John Burkhauser, director of education, BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY
Every year, the global automotive world gathers in Las Vegas for the AAPEX event. It is indeed a planet-wide affair with companies and individuals gathering from the far reaches of the globe to show their wares, knowledge and more.
Then there was… READ MORE
By Brian Daugherty, chief technology officer, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Wow, it is amazing how much the world has changed since AAPEX 2019 – and most of those changes have occurred in the last few months! As we approach AAPEX 2020, we are obviously in very uncertain times and many… READ MORE
By Chris H. Gardner, Senior Vice President, AASA
The industry is facing challenging times, and we collectively are part of the effort to address the issues and help each other. It should encourage the industry to know that your trade associations – Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers… READ MORE