Blog Tag: “Joe's Garage”

  • BEST. AAPEX. EVER.

    Best. AAPEX. Ever. You are going to hear that a lot this week. And I know what you’re thinking: “They have to say that,” “They say that every year," “Why is this the best one?” But … bear with me for a minute. This IS going to be the Best. AAPEX. Ever. – and here’s why – 

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  • OK … But Why AAPEX?

    By now, you’ve likely seen at least one AAPEX mention in an email, blog, social media post, or digital ad while working, browsing the internet, or reading the news. You may have attended AAPEX in the past, may have attended SEMA, may have only heard from friends who have been to the show, or maybe you just aren’t sure how AAPEX impacts the aftermarket, your life, or your business. . . yet.  READ MORE  
  • What Does AAPEX Have to Do with Right to Repair?

    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.

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  • The Return to AAPEX

    By Liz Goad, CMP, DES, director, Events & Meetings, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association

    Our industry’s homecoming is fast approaching. The energy and excitement for coming together at AAPEX 2021 next week is very strong. In fact, the word, “joy” moved to the top of the list on the most recent… READ MORE  

  • Where Customers Become Friends

    By Dwayne Myers, CEO and president, Dynamic Automotive

    This summer, we were finally able to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, about a year and a half late, with our customers, friends, family, partners and team members. What a celebration it was, being able to be in person after so long and getting… READ MORE  

  • Turning 2020’s ‘We Missed AAPEX’ Into 2021’s ‘Can’t Miss AAPEX’

    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  

  • Safe, Secure, Standardized and Direct Access to Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Data on Display at AAPEX 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  

  • AAPEX Shapes and Strengthens Our Collective Future Success

    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  

  • A Homecoming

    By Carm Capriotto, podcast host, Remarkable Results Radio

    I’ve spoken to so many in the last month about the desire to gather with industry peers. I recently attended an event, and it was an elixir of networking and discovery.

    AAPEX 2021 is giving us the opportunity to gather as in… READ MORE  

  • A Year of Challenge and Change Puts Us in Pole Position for 2021

    By Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association

    After over a year of not being able to be together, there really are no words to express how I feel about the prospect of AAPEX finally being our homecoming this November. 

    This is the year that challenged us. This is… READ MORE