AAPEX Show 2020

For immediate release

Contact: Monica Buchholz
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Joe’s Garage to Show Tools and Equipment in Action at AAPEX 2020


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – May 20, 2020 – For the first time at AAPEX, attendees will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of new tools and equipment in Joe’s Garage, a real-world shop setup featuring six service bays, lifts, vehicles and a source capture vehicle exhaust extraction system.

Joe’s Garage already has the participation of AAPEX exhibitors and top brands, including:

  • BG Products, Inc. with demonstrations of its latest fluid service chemicals in four key services: cleaning/sanitizing/AC, fuel/oil change, coolant and transmission,
  • Robert Bosch with demonstrations of its latest advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration equipment,
  • John Dow Industries/EuroVent with its vehicle exhaust extraction equipment in use to remove the exhaust fumes from the running vehicles in Joe's Garage, and fluid handling, LED lights, hose reels and other shop support equipment in place,
  • Hunter Engineering with demonstrations of its alignment equipment, and
  • NAPA with a built out NAPA Auto Care bay with the latest tools and equipment.

In addition to seeing the benefits and capabilities of new products, attendees will get a close-up look and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to use the products in a simulated shop environment.

Joe’s Garage is part of the new Repair Shop HQ located on Level 1 of the Sands Expo. This area – dedicated specifically to service and repair – also will include two new training theaters, a new Tire section, and sections for Alternative Fuels and Diagnostics/Telematics. The enhanced Tool & Equipment section will now be located here, as well as the Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning section.

At this time, plans are to proceed with AAPEX 2020 as scheduled, Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas. AAPEX organizers will continue to pay close attention to the evolving COVID-19 situation and its potential impact on the show, with the primary concern of providing a trade show in a safe and healthy environment. For more information and to register, visit http://www.aapexshow.com/.

AAPEX represents the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry and features approximately 2,700 exhibiting companies displaying their latest products, services and technologies that keep the world’s 1.3 billion vehicles on the road.

More than 49,000 targeted buyers attend AAPEX, including automotive service professionals, auto parts retailers, independent warehouse distributors, program groups, service chains, automotive dealers, fleet buyers and engine builders. AAPEX and the SEMA Show draw approximately 163,000 automotive aftermarket professionals to Las Vegas.

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is closed to the general public.

AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: info@aapexshow.com. On social media, follow AAPEX at #AAPEX20.